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Behr Mystery (MQ5-51) Paint Color

Color Name: Mystery (MQ5-51)
Hex Color Code: #849BB3
RGB Color Code: RGB(132, 155, 179)
CMYK Values*: 26.3%, 13.4%, 0.0%, 29.8%
Color Family (Hue): Blue

About Mystery (MQ5-51) color - its meaning and example

What color is Mystery (MQ5-51)?

Mystery (MQ5-51) color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Mystery (MQ5-51) is #849BB3, and the RGB color code is RGB(132, 155, 179).

In the RGB color model, Mystery (MQ5-51) has a red value of 132, a green value of 155, and a blue value of 179. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 26.3% cyan, 13.4% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 29.8% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 210.6° (degrees), 23.6 % saturation, and 61.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Mystery (MQ5-51) has a hue of 210.6° (degrees), 26.3 % saturation and 70.2 % brightness/value.

Mystery (MQ5-51) is cool or warm?

The color Mystery (MQ5-51) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Mystery (MQ5-51)?

Mystery (MQ5-51) has an LRV of nearly 32. By LRV value, it is a medium 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

Mystery (MQ5-51)

Light Color

Compare LRV 32 of Mystery (MQ5-51) 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 32 puts Behr Mystery (MQ5-51) 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

Mystery (MQ5-51) (Paint - Behr) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(132, 155, 179)
132 (51.8%)
155 (60.8%)
179 (70.2%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(210.64deg, 23.6 %, 61.0 %)

23.62 %.
60.98 %.


RYB(41, 63, 87)
41 (16.1%)
63 (24.8%)
87 (34.1%)


26.26 %.
Brightness / Value
70.20 %.


H: 210.64°

W: 51.76 %

B: 29.80 %


X : 29.37

Y : 31.6

Z : 47.2


Y1 : 31.6

X : 0.27

Y2 : 0.29


C : 48.24%

M : 39.22%

Y : 29.80%


~ 31.6 %

Munsell Color System

9.7B 6.1/3.2


L : 63.01

A : -2.53

B : -15.13


L : 63.01

C : 15.34

H : 260.52


L : 63.01

U : -12.85

V : -22.43


L : 56.22

A : -5.11

B : -10.43

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Mystery (MQ5-51) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the colors similar to Mystery (MQ5-51) (Paint - Behr). 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.

Cadet Gray
ΔE - 4.99 (95.0% similar)
Air Superiority Blue
ΔE - 5.39 (94.6% similar)
Shadow Blue
ΔE - 5.43 (94.6% similar)
Dark Pastel Blue
ΔE - 5.71 (94.3% similar)

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

RAL Design

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to RAL Design

Pantone PMS

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 2.29 (97.7% similar)
ΔE - 2.44 (97.6% similar)
ΔE - 2.96 (97.0% similar)
ΔE - 3.46 (96.5% similar)

British Standard 4800

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to British Standard 4800

BS 20-D-43 - Blue
ΔE - 2.54 (97.5% similar)
BS 20-C-37 - Viking
ΔE - 6.82 (93.2% similar)
BS 20-E-51 - Corfu (Purple)
ΔE - 7.81 (92.2% similar)

Pantone TCX

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Pantone TCX

RAL Classic

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to RAL Classic

RAL 7001 - Silver Gray
ΔE - 7.13 (92.9% similar)

Paint similar to Mystery (MQ5-51) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Mystery (MQ5-51) (Paint - Behr). 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.


Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Behr

Private Jet (S520-4)
ΔE - 1.27 (98.7% similar)
China Silk (PPU15-10)
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)
Jet Set (S530-4)
ΔE - 1.99 (98.0% similar)


Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Dunn-Edwards

Downpour (DE 5871)
ΔE - 1.07 (98.9% similar)
Denim Tradition (DE 5885)
ΔE - 2.46 (97.5% similar)
Frozen Lake (DE 5815)
ΔE - 3.40 (96.6% similar)
Silver Storm (DE 5822)
ΔE - 3.59 (96.4% similar)


Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Valspar

Versatile Blue (M348)
ΔE - 1.37 (98.6% similar)
Blue Marble (V110-5)
ΔE - 1.65 (98.3% similar)
Cry Me a River (8003-46D)
ΔE - 2.43 (97.6% similar)
Blissful Blue (4005-3C)
ΔE - 3.57 (96.4% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Sherwin Williams

Bluesy Note (SW 9064)
ΔE - 2.00 (98.0% similar)
Dyer's Woad (SW 9071)
ΔE - 2.73 (97.3% similar)
Dried Lavender (SW 9072)
ΔE - 2.75 (97.2% similar)
Daphne (SW 9151)
ΔE - 3.91 (96.1% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to Benjamin Moore

Denim Wash (838)
ΔE - 2.35 (97.7% similar)
Steel Blue (823)
ΔE - 3.45 (96.5% similar)
Soft Jazz (809)
ΔE - 4.30 (95.7% similar)
Colonial Blue (1677)
ΔE - 4.58 (95.4% similar)

PPG Paints

Mystery (MQ5-51) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Mystery (MQ5-51) to PPG Paints

Walden Pond (PPG1159-4)
ΔE - 3.26 (96.7% similar)
Alaskan Blue (PPG1162-4)
ΔE - 3.68 (96.3% similar)
American Anthem (PPG1156-4)
ΔE - 4.20 (95.8% similar)
Kaleidoscope (PPG1160-4)
ΔE - 4.23 (95.8% 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

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