Behr Secret Journal MQ1-57

Color code:MQ1-57
Color name:Secret Journal

Behr Secret Journal, with the color code MQ1-57, exudes a sense of mystery and sophistication. This deep and rich hue pairs beautifully with soft neutrals like warm taupes and subtle greys, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. Accents in gold or brass can enhance Secret Journal's depth and warmth, while touches of sage green or dusty rose add a touch of softness and freshness to the space. Overall, Behr MQ1-57 Secret Journal is a versatile color that can effortlessly elevate any interior design scheme.

What are Behr Secret Journal undertones?

Red is Behr Secret Journal 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

124, 96, 85

Is Behr Secret Journal MQ1-57 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 17° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ1-57 Secret Journal HSL code: 17, 19%, 41%

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.

  • Warm Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Secret Journal:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Secret Journal MQ1-57 vs River Rocks N130-6

Behr Secret Journal MQ1-57 vs Behr River Rocks N130-6Open Secret Journal MQ1-57
LRV: 13.75%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.85%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Secret Journal MQ1-57 vs Cocoa Shell HDC-AC-05

Behr Secret Journal MQ1-57 vs Behr Cocoa Shell HDC-AC-05Open Secret Journal MQ1-57
LRV: 13.75%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.99%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm