Behr Warm Cognac

Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Warm Cognac paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ2-42. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ2-42
Color name:Warm Cognac

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What are Behr Warm Cognac undertones?

Red is Behr Warm Cognac 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

168, 129, 104

Is Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42 cool or warm?

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With a hue of 23° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ2-42 Warm Cognac HSL code: 23, 27%, 53%

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.

  • Warm Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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

Warm Cognac MQ2-42 vs Mudslide SW 9113

Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42 vs Sherwin Williams Mudslide SW 9113Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42
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Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.3%
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Temperature: warm

Warm Cognac MQ2-42 vs Mars Red PPU2-11

Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42 vs Behr Mars Red PPU2-11Behr Warm Cognac MQ2-42
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Temperature: warm
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Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a88168copy color code
RGB Decimal168, 129, 104copy color code
RGB Percent65.88%, 50.59%, 40.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 23° Saturation: 38.1% Value: 65.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(23, 27, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 23.21 Yellow: 38.1 Key: 34.12copy color code
YIQY: 137.811 I: 31.274 Q: 0.47copy color code
XYZX: 26.498 Y: 25.026 Z: 16.528copy color code
CIE LabL:57.101 a:11.543 b:19.348copy color code
CIE LuvL:57.101 u:27.412 v:22.68copy color code
Decimal11043176copy color code
Hunter lab50.026, 7.002, 15.43copy color code
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