Behr Calligraphy

Behr Calligraphy N490-6 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Calligraphy paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N490-6. 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:N490-6
Color name:Calligraphy

Calligraphy for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Calligraphy

Calligraphy N490-6 has an LRV of 12.07% 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 12.07% 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 Calligraphy undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

89, 99, 106

Is Behr Calligraphy N490-6 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 205° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N490-6 Calligraphy HSL code: 205, 9%, 38%

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

Calligraphy N490-6 vs Mountain Pass SW 9655

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Behr Calligraphy N490-6 vs Sherwin Williams Mountain Pass SW 9655Behr Calligraphy N490-6
LRV: 12.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Calligraphy N490-6 vs Needlepoint Navy SW 0032

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Behr Calligraphy N490-6 vs Sherwin Williams Needlepoint Navy SW 0032Behr Calligraphy N490-6
LRV: 12.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#59636Acopy color code
RGB Decimal89, 99, 106copy color code
RGB Percent34.90%, 38.82%, 41.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 205° Saturation: 16.04% Value: 41.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(205, 9, 38)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 16.04 Magenta: 6.6 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 58.43copy color code
YIQY: 96.808 I: -8.208 Q: 0.063copy color code
XYZX: 11.182 Y: 12.088 Z: 15.376copy color code
CIE LabL:41.355 a:-2.221 b:-5.26copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.355 u:-5.589 v:-6.685copy color code
Decimal5858154copy color code
Hunter lab34.768, -3.432, -1.883copy color code
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