Behr Tropical Sea

Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tropical Sea paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HDC-MD-22. 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:HDC-MD-22
Color name:Tropical Sea

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What are Behr Tropical Sea undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

3, 165, 152

Is Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 175° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HDC-MD-22 Tropical Sea HSL code: 175, 96%, 33%

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

Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 vs Surfer SW 6946

Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 vs Sherwin Williams Surfer SW 6946Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 28.76%
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Temperature: cold

Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 vs Plumage MQ4-19

Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22 vs Behr Plumage MQ4-19Behr Tropical Sea HDC-MD-22
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#03a598copy color code
RGB Decimal3, 165, 152copy color code
RGB Percent1.18%, 64.71%, 59.61%copy color code
HSVHue: 175° Saturation: 98.18% Value: 64.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(175, 96, 33)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 98.18 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 7.88 Key: 35.29copy color code
YIQY: 115.08 I: -92.358 Q: -38.315copy color code
XYZX: 19.157 Y: 29.194 Z: 34.323copy color code
CIE LabL:60.953 a:-38.536 b:-3.437copy color code
CIE LuvL:60.953 u:-48.346 v:0.653copy color code
Decimal239000copy color code
Hunter lab54.032, -31.268, 0.159copy color code
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