Behr Violet Aura

Behr Violet Aura M550-5 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Violet Aura paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M550-5. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M550-5
Color name:Violet Aura

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What are Behr Violet Aura undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

138, 139, 174

Is Behr Violet Aura M550-5 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 238° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M550-5 Violet Aura HSL code: 238, 18%, 61%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple 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

Violet Aura M550-5 vs Brave Purple SW 6823

Behr Violet Aura M550-5 vs Sherwin Williams Brave Purple SW 6823Behr Violet Aura M550-5
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 28.93%
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Temperature: cold

Violet Aura M550-5 vs Montage MQ5-16

Behr Violet Aura M550-5 vs Behr Montage MQ5-16Behr Violet Aura M550-5
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#8a8baecopy color code
RGB Decimal138, 139, 174copy color code
RGB Percent54.12%, 54.51%, 68.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 238° Saturation: 20.69% Value: 68.24%copy color code
HSLhsl(238, 18, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 20.69 Magenta: 20.11 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 31.76copy color code
YIQY: 142.691 I: -11.843 Q: 10.68copy color code
XYZX: 27.351 Y: 26.924 Z: 43.789copy color code
CIE LabL:58.904 a:7.242 b:-18.482copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.904 u:-2.579 v:-28.801copy color code
Decimal9079726copy color code
Hunter lab51.888, 3.287, -13.713copy color code
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