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Dunn-Edwards Blue Steel (DE 6342) Paint Color


Color Name: Blue Steel (DE 6342)
Hex Color Code: #535A61
RGB Color Code: RGB(83, 90, 97)
CMYK Values*: 14.4%, 7.2%, 0.0%, 62.0%





About Blue Steel (DE 6342) color - its meaning and example


What color is Blue Steel (DE 6342)?

Blue Steel (DE 6342) color belongs to the Gray Blue Gray color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Blue Steel (DE 6342) is #535A61, and the RGB color code is RGB(83, 90, 97).

In the RGB color model, Blue Steel (DE 6342) has a red value of 83, a green value of 90, and a blue value of 97. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 14.4% cyan, 7.2% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 62.0% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 210° (degrees), 7.8 % saturation, and 35.3 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Blue Steel (DE 6342) has a hue of 210° (degrees), 14.4 % saturation and 38.0 % brightness/value.


Blue Steel (DE 6342) is cool or warm?

The color Blue Steel (DE 6342) is a cool color.


What is the LRV of Blue Steel (DE 6342)?

Blue Steel (DE 6342) has an LRV of nearly 10. By LRV value, it is a dark color.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much visible light is reflected off a surface. It is a number on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. The higher the LRV, the more light the color reflects and the lighter it will appear.



Dark Color

Blue Steel (DE 6342)

Light Color


Compare LRV 10 of Blue Steel (DE 6342) with dark and light Color




LRV is important to consider when choosing paint colors for a room, as it can affect the overall brightness and mood of the space. Lighter colors with higher LRVs will make a room feel more spacious and airy, while darker colors with lower LRVs will create a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.
LRV value 10 puts Dunn-Edwards Blue Steel (DE 6342) paint color in the darker category.

  • Darker colors: Darker colors have lower LRV numbers because they absorb more light than they reflect. This means that they will make a room feel darker and smaller.
  • Lighter colors: Lighter colors have higher LRV numbers because they reflect more light than they absorb. This means that they will make a room feel brighter and more spacious.




Color Codes - Color Space Conversions


Blue Steel (DE 6342) (Paint - Dunn-Edwards) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGBA / RGB

RGB(83, 90, 97)
Red
83 (32.5%)
Green
90 (35.3%)
Blue
97 (38.0%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
14.43%
Magenta
7.22%
Yellow
0.00%
Key
61.96%

HSL

HSL(210deg, 7.8 %, 35.3 %)

Hue
210°
Saturation
7.78 %.
Lightness
35.29 %.

RYB

RYB(109, 126, 144)
Red
109 (42.6%)
Yellow
126 (49.4%)
Blue
144 (56.4%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
210°
Saturation
14.43 %.
Brightness / Value
38.04 %.

HWB

H: 210°

W: 32.55 %

B: 61.96 %

XYZ

X : 9.38

Y : 10.01

Z : 12.75

YXY

Y1 : 10.01

X : 0.29

Y2 : 0.31

CMY

C : 67.45%

M : 64.71%

Y : 61.96%


LRV

~ 10 %

Munsell Color System

7.1B 3.6/1

CIE-Lab

L : 37.87

A : -1.12

B : -4.96

CIE-Lch

L : 37.87

C : 5.09

H : 257.27

CIE-Luv

L : 37.87

U : -4.02

V : -6.29

Hunter-Lab

L : 31.65

A : -2.46

B : -1.73






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Blue Steel (DE 6342) (Paint - Dunn-Edwards)


Here are the colors similar to Blue Steel (DE 6342) (Paint - Dunn-Edwards). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.



#4C5866
Marengo
ΔE - 3.59 (96.4% similar)
#555555
Davy's gray
ΔE - 4.91 (95.1% similar)
#536872
Cadet
ΔE - 6.81 (93.2% similar)
#676767
Granite Gray
ΔE - 6.92 (93.1% similar)





Similar colors from Pantone, RAL, and other color matching system


RAL Design


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to RAL Design




RAL Classic


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to RAL Classic


#52595D
RAL 7011 - Iron Gray
ΔE - 1.83 (98.2% similar)
#4F5358
RAL 7015 - Slate Gray
ΔE - 2.77 (97.2% similar)
#575D5E
RAL 7012 - Basalt Gray
ΔE - 3.60 (96.4% similar)
#5B686D
RAL 7031 - Blue Gray
ΔE - 5.75 (94.3% similar)


Pantone TCX


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Pantone TCX




British Standard 4800


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to British Standard 4800


#555F68
BS 00-A-09 - Flint Grey
ΔE - 2.14 (97.9% similar)
#4B5966
BS 20-D-45 - Maritime
ΔE - 3.46 (96.5% similar)
#4D4E51
BS 02-A-11 - Grey
ΔE - 5.07 (94.9% similar)


Pantone PMS


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Pantone PMS


#53565A
PANTONE Cool Gray 11 C
ΔE - 2.49 (97.5% similar)
#4E5458
PANTONE 10392 C
ΔE - 2.68 (97.3% similar)
#5B6166
PANTONE 10391 C
ΔE - 2.78 (97.2% similar)
#54585A
PANTONE 425 C
ΔE - 2.90 (97.1% similar)





Paint similar to Blue Steel (DE 6342) (Paint - Dunn-Edwards)


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Blue Steel (DE 6342) (Paint - Dunn-Edwards). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


Dunn-Edwards


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Dunn-Edwards


#515B62
Novelty Navy (DE 6335)
ΔE - 1.46 (98.5% similar)
#54585E
Edge of Black (DE 6349)
ΔE - 1.53 (98.5% similar)
#5E6063
Sheet Metal (DE 6356)
ΔE - 3.76 (96.2% similar)


Benjamin Moore


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Benjamin Moore


#525A60
Deep Secret (CSP-625)
ΔE - 0.92 (99.1% similar)
#54585C
Temptation (1609)
ΔE - 1.94 (98.1% similar)
#52565A
Deep Space (2125-20)
ΔE - 2.25 (97.7% similar)
#515A67
Evening Dove (2128-30)
ΔE - 3.03 (97.0% similar)


PPG Paints


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to PPG Paints


#575C62
Moody Sky (PPG0993-7)
ΔE - 1.28 (98.7% similar)
#525E68
Goblin (PPG1040-7)
ΔE - 2.48 (97.5% similar)
#535E63
Mysterious (PPG1037-6)
ΔE - 2.83 (97.2% similar)
#5B5E61
Glazed Granite (PPG1011-6)
ΔE - 3.02 (97.0% similar)





Valspar


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Valspar


#4D565F
Dark and Stormy Night (M358)
ΔE - 1.90 (98.1% similar)
#4B565D
Plot Twist (8006-8F)
ΔE - 2.56 (97.4% similar)
#5B6064
Carriage Wheel (M330)
ΔE - 2.80 (97.2% similar)
#4F5556
To the Tarmac (V116-3)
ΔE - 3.94 (96.1% similar)


Behr


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Behr


#4C565E
Midnight Blue (N480-7)
ΔE - 2.07 (97.9% similar)
#535558
Orion Gray (N510-6)
ΔE - 3.22 (96.8% similar)
#59636A
Calligraphy (N490-6)
ΔE - 3.37 (96.6% similar)
#4A585F
Undersea (S470-7)
ΔE - 3.44 (96.6% similar)


Sherwin Williams


Blue Steel (DE 6342) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Blue Steel (DE 6342) to Sherwin Williams


#586168
Outerspace (SW 6251)
ΔE - 2.58 (97.4% similar)
#515763
Mineral Gray (SW 2740)
ΔE - 3.20 (96.8% similar)
#596368
Grays Harbor (SW 6236)
ΔE - 3.71 (96.3% similar)
#616669
Web Gray (SW 7075)
ΔE - 4.96 (95.0% similar)








Color Combinations


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Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.







Example Color Images and Mockup


Blue Steel (DE 6342) - #535A61 Color Images and Patterns


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