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PPG Paints Overcast (PPG1242-4) Paint Color

Color Name: Overcast (PPG1242-4)
Hex Color Code: #73A3D0
RGB Color Code: RGB(115, 163, 208)
CMYK Values*: 44.7%, 21.6%, 0.0%, 18.4%
Color Family (Hue): Blue

About Overcast (PPG1242-4) color - its meaning and example

What color is Overcast (PPG1242-4)?

Overcast (PPG1242-4) color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Overcast (PPG1242-4) is #73A3D0, and the RGB color code is RGB(115, 163, 208).

In the RGB color model, Overcast (PPG1242-4) has a red value of 115, a green value of 163, and a blue value of 208. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 44.7% cyan, 21.6% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 18.4% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 209° (degrees), 49.7 % saturation, and 63.3 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Overcast (PPG1242-4) has a hue of 209° (degrees), 44.7 % saturation and 81.6 % brightness/value.

Overcast (PPG1242-4) is cool or warm?

The color Overcast (PPG1242-4) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Overcast (PPG1242-4)?

Overcast (PPG1242-4) has an LRV of nearly 34. 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

Overcast (PPG1242-4)

Light Color

Compare LRV 34 of Overcast (PPG1242-4) 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 34 puts PPG Paints Overcast (PPG1242-4) 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

Overcast (PPG1242-4) (Paint - PPG Paints) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(115, 163, 208)
115 (45.1%)
163 (63.9%)
208 (81.6%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(209.03deg, 49.7 %, 63.3 %)

49.73 %.
63.33 %.


RYB(27, 43, 90)
27 (10.8%)
43 (16.9%)
90 (35.2%)


44.71 %.
Brightness / Value
81.57 %.


H: 209.03°

W: 45.10 %

B: 18.43 %


X : 31.55

Y : 34.39

Z : 64.65


Y1 : 34.39

X : 0.24

Y2 : 0.26


C : 54.90%

M : 36.08%

Y : 18.43%


~ 34.4 %

Munsell Color System

0.7PB 6.4/6.3


L : 65.27

A : -4.11

B : -27.97


L : 65.27

C : 28.27

H : 261.64


L : 65.27

U : -23.43

V : -43.13


L : 58.65

A : -6.59

B : -24.31

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Overcast (PPG1242-4) (Paint - PPG Paints)

Here are the colors similar to Overcast (PPG1242-4) (Paint - PPG Paints). 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.

Dark Pastel Blue
ΔE - 2.41 (97.6% similar)
Ruddy Blue
ΔE - 2.67 (97.3% similar)
Cerulean Frost
ΔE - 2.74 (97.3% similar)
Blue Gray
ΔE - 3.26 (96.7% similar)

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

Pantone TCX

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Pantone TCX

British Standard 4800

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to British Standard 4800

BS 20-E-51 - Corfu (Purple)
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)

Pantone PMS

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 2.69 (97.3% similar)
ΔE - 2.91 (97.1% similar)
ΔE - 2.91 (97.1% similar)
ΔE - 3.55 (96.4% similar)

RAL Design

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to RAL Design

Similar colors from Brand, Business, School, Organization, Sports, Flag

Adobe Lightroom Blue
ΔE - 3.25 (96.7% similar)
PRU Blue
ΔE - 3.29 (96.7% similar)

Paint similar to Overcast (PPG1242-4) (Paint - PPG Paints)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Overcast (PPG1242-4) (Paint - PPG Paints). 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.

PPG Paints

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to PPG Paints

Blue Promise (PPG1161-4)
ΔE - 2.60 (97.4% similar)
Boudoir Blue (PPG1244-4)
ΔE - 2.82 (97.2% similar)
Windjammer (PPG1241-4)
ΔE - 2.98 (97.0% similar)


Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Behr

Cornflower (P520-4)
ΔE - 1.51 (98.5% similar)
Mirror Lake (M520-4)
ΔE - 2.83 (97.2% similar)
Periwinkle (P530-4)
ΔE - 4.26 (95.7% similar)
Hawaiian Sky (PPU14-07)
ΔE - 4.70 (95.3% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Benjamin Moore

Nova Scotia Blue (796)
ΔE - 1.65 (98.4% similar)
San Francisco Bay (802)
ΔE - 4.29 (95.7% similar)
Soft Jazz (809)
ΔE - 4.59 (95.4% similar)
Aqua Marina (816)
ΔE - 5.24 (94.8% similar)


Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Valspar

Boo Blue (V072-4)
ΔE - 2.12 (97.9% similar)
Paula Loves Paris (V036-2)
ΔE - 2.45 (97.5% similar)
Blue Eyes (4007-8A)
ΔE - 2.68 (97.3% similar)
Paradise Found (8002-45D)
ΔE - 3.17 (96.8% similar)


Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Dunn-Edwards

Cornflower (DE 5864)
ΔE - 2.40 (97.6% similar)
Marina (DE 5857)
ΔE - 2.73 (97.3% similar)
Wandering River (DE 5850)
ΔE - 3.15 (96.9% similar)
Blue Cue (DE 5892)
ΔE - 4.63 (95.4% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Overcast (PPG1242-4) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Overcast (PPG1242-4) to Sherwin Williams

Lobelia (SW 6809)
ΔE - 4.00 (96.0% similar)
Bluesy Note (SW 9064)
ΔE - 5.36 (94.6% similar)
Cosmos (SW 6528)
ΔE - 6.07 (93.9% similar)
Jacaranda (SW 6802)
ΔE - 6.45 (93.5% 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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