Behr Shadow Blue

Behr Shadow Blue N480-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Shadow Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N480-3. 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:N480-3
Color name:Shadow Blue

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What are Behr Shadow Blue undertones?

Blue is Behr Shadow 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

166, 181, 189

Is Behr Shadow Blue N480-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N480-3 Shadow Blue HSL code: 201, 15%, 70%

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

Shadow Blue N480-3 vs Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23

Behr Shadow Blue N480-3 vs Behr Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23Behr Shadow Blue N480-3
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Shadow Blue N480-3 vs Languid Blue SW 6226

Behr Shadow Blue N480-3 vs Sherwin Williams Languid Blue SW 6226Behr Shadow Blue N480-3
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 45.62%
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#a6b5bdcopy color code
RGB Decimal166, 181, 189copy color code
RGB Percent65.10%, 70.98%, 74.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 12.17% Value: 74.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 15, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.17 Magenta: 4.23 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 25.88copy color code
YIQY: 177.427 I: -11.509 Q: -0.683copy color code
XYZX: 41.432 Y: 44.828 Z: 54.6copy color code
CIE LabL:72.779 a:-3.552 b:-5.828copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.779 u:-8.523 v:-8.176copy color code
Decimal10925501copy color code
Hunter lab66.954, -6.71, -1.483copy color code
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