Behr Sydney Harbour

Behr Sydney Harbour S480-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sydney Harbour paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful S480-3. 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:S480-3
Color name:Sydney Harbour

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What are Behr Sydney Harbour undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

151, 187, 200

Is Behr Sydney Harbour S480-3 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 196° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

S480-3 Sydney Harbour HSL code: 196, 31%, 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

Sydney Harbour S480-3 vs Partly Cloudy S500-3

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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Sydney Harbour S480-3 vs Peaceful Blue S470-3

Behr Sydney Harbour S480-3 vs Behr Peaceful Blue S470-3Behr Sydney Harbour S480-3
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 44%
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#97bbc8copy color code
RGB Decimal151, 187, 200copy color code
RGB Percent59.22%, 73.33%, 78.43%copy color code
HSVHue: 196° Saturation: 24.5% Value: 78.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(196, 31, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 24.5 Magenta: 6.5 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 21.57copy color code
YIQY: 177.718 I: -25.63 Q: -3.57copy color code
XYZX: 40.954 Y: 46.289 Z: 61.405copy color code
CIE LabL:73.732 a:-9.126 b:-10.527copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.732 u:-18.864 v:-14.633copy color code
Decimal9944008copy color code
Hunter lab68.036, -11.614, -5.886copy color code
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