Behr Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Virtual Violet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HDC-MD-25. 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:HDC-MD-25
Color name:Virtual Violet
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Virtual Violet

Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25 has an LRV of 11.3% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little light.

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 11.30% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Behr Virtual Violet undertones?

Purple is Behr Virtual Violet 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#66537F

RGB code:

102, 83, 127

Is Behr Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 266° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HDC-MD-25 Virtual Violet HSL code: 266, 21%, 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.

  • 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Virtual Violet:

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

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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

Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25 vs African Violet SW 6982

Behr Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25 vs Sherwin Williams African Violet SW 6982Open Virtual Violet HDC-MD-25
LRV: 11.3%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 10.78%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#66537fcopy color code
RGB Decimal102, 83, 127copy color code
RGB Percent40.00%, 32.55%, 49.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 266° Saturation: 34.65% Value: 49.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(266, 21, 41)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 19.69 Magenta: 34.65 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.2copy color code
YIQY: 93.697 I: -2.817 Q: 17.712copy color code
XYZX: 12.402 Y: 10.544 Z: 21.455copy color code
CIE LabL:38.801 a:17.396 b:-21.897copy color code
CIE LuvL:38.801 u:6.728 v:-32.485copy color code
Decimal6706047copy color code
Hunter lab32.471, 11.355, -16.445copy color code
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