S490-3

Behr Reef Blue

Behr Reef Blue S490-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Reef Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful S490-3. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:S490-3
Color name:Reef Blue
Brand:Behr

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What are Behr Reef Blue undertones?

Blue is Behr Reef Blue undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#93BDCF

RGB code:

147, 189, 207

Is Behr Reef Blue S490-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 198° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

S490-3 Reef Blue HSL code: 198, 38%, 69%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Cool Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Color comparison

Reef Blue S490-3 vs Blue Chalk M500-3

Behr Reef Blue S490-3 vs Behr Blue Chalk M500-3Behr Reef Blue S490-3
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Temperature: cold
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Color codes

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HEX#93bdcfcopy color code
RGB Decimal147, 189, 207copy color code
RGB Percent57.65%, 74.12%, 81.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 198° Saturation: 28.99% Value: 81.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(198, 38, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 28.99 Magenta: 8.7 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.82copy color code
YIQY: 178.494 I: -30.812 Q: -3.283copy color code
XYZX: 41.488 Y: 47.101 Z: 65.92copy color code
CIE LabL:74.255 a:-9.743 b:-13.582copy color code
CIE LuvL:74.255 u:-21.594 v:-19.419copy color code
Decimal9682383copy color code
Hunter lab68.63, -12.196, -8.907copy color code
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