Behr Waterfall HDC-CT-16B paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Waterfall paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HDC-CT-16B. 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-CT-16B
Color name:Waterfall
Brand:Behr

Behr Waterfall reviews

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LRV of Waterfall

Waterfall HDC-CT-16B has an LRV of 70.39% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 70.39% 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 Waterfall undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#CFDFE2

RGB code:

207, 223, 226

Is Behr Waterfall HDC-CT-16B cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 189° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HDC-CT-16B Waterfall HSL code: 189, 25%, 85%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Waterfall:

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

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

Waterfall HDC-CT-16B vs Hinting Blue SW 6519

Behr Waterfall HDC-CT-16B vs Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue SW 6519Open Waterfall HDC-CT-16B
LRV: 70.39%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 67.74%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Waterfall HDC-CT-16B vs Siberian Ice MQ3-57

Behr Waterfall HDC-CT-16B vs Behr Siberian Ice MQ3-57Open Waterfall HDC-CT-16B
LRV: 70.39%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 67.53%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#cfdfe2copy color code
RGB Decimal207, 223, 226copy color code
RGB Percent81.18%, 87.45%, 88.63%copy color code
HSVHue: 189° Saturation: 8.41% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(189, 25, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 8.41 Magenta: 1.33 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 218.558 I: -10.498 Q: -2.451copy color code
XYZX: 65.843 Y: 71.531 Z: 82.269copy color code
CIE LabL:87.742 a:-4.752 b:-3.295copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.742 u:-8.855 v:-4.244copy color code
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Hunter lab84.576, -9.044, 1.53copy color code
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