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Behr Permafrost (S490-1) Paint Color

Color Name: Permafrost (S490-1)
Hex Color Code: #D7E8EC
RGB Color Code: RGB(215, 232, 236)
CMYK Values*: 8.9%, 1.7%, 0.0%, 7.5%
Color Family (Hue): Blue

About Permafrost (S490-1) color - its meaning and example

What color is Permafrost (S490-1)?

Permafrost (S490-1) color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Permafrost (S490-1) is #D7E8EC, and the RGB color code is RGB(215, 232, 236).

In the RGB color model, Permafrost (S490-1) has a red value of 215, a green value of 232, and a blue value of 236. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 8.9% cyan, 1.7% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 7.5% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 191.4° (degrees), 35.6 % saturation, and 88.4 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Permafrost (S490-1) has a hue of 191.4° (degrees), 8.9 % saturation and 92.5 % brightness/value.

Permafrost (S490-1) is cool or warm?

The color Permafrost (S490-1) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Permafrost (S490-1)?

Permafrost (S490-1) has an LRV of nearly 78. By LRV value, it is a off-white 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

Permafrost (S490-1)

Light Color

Compare LRV 78 of Permafrost (S490-1) 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 78 puts Behr Permafrost (S490-1) paint color in the lighter 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

Permafrost (S490-1) (Paint - Behr) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(215, 232, 236)
215 (84.3%)
232 (91.0%)
236 (92.5%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(191.43deg, 35.6 %, 88.4 %)

35.59 %.
88.43 %.


RYB(7, 19, 20)
7 (2.8%)
19 (7.6%)
20 (8.0%)


8.90 %.
Brightness / Value
92.55 %.


H: 191.43°

W: 84.31 %

B: 7.45 %


X : 72.02

Y : 78.22

Z : 90.66


Y1 : 78.22

X : 0.3

Y2 : 0.32


C : 15.69%

M : 9.02%

Y : 7.45%


~ 78.2 %

Munsell Color System

5.3BG 9.0/1.4


L : 90.88

A : -4.85

B : -3.88


L : 90.88

C : 6.21

H : 218.69


L : 90.88

U : -9.41

V : -5.16


L : 88.44

A : -9.41

B : 1.13

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Permafrost (S490-1) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the colors similar to Permafrost (S490-1) (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.

Cool Mint
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)
Azure Mist (Cyan Mist)
ΔE - 5.19 (94.8% similar)
Alice blue
ΔE - 5.79 (94.2% similar)
Light Cyan
ΔE - 6.71 (93.3% similar)

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

RAL Design

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to RAL Design

Pantone PMS

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 1.60 (98.4% similar)
ΔE - 1.99 (98.0% similar)
ΔE - 3.12 (96.9% similar)
ΔE - 3.59 (96.4% similar)

Pantone TCX

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Pantone TCX

British Standard 4800

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to British Standard 4800

BS 18-E-49 - Astral Blue
ΔE - 4.07 (95.9% similar)
BS 16-C-33 - Duckegg
ΔE - 5.96 (94.0% similar)
BS 18-C-31 - Ice Blue
ΔE - 6.72 (93.3% similar)
BS 22-C-33 - Soft Purple
ΔE - 6.95 (93.0% similar)

RAL Classic

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to RAL Classic

RAL 9003 - Signal White
ΔE - 7.66 (92.3% similar)

Paint similar to Permafrost (S490-1) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Permafrost (S490-1) (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.


Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Behr

Era (MQ3-56)
ΔE - 2.04 (98.0% similar)
Helium (M480-1)
ΔE - 2.55 (97.4% similar)
Blue Bird Day (BL-W03)
ΔE - 2.66 (97.3% similar)


Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Valspar

Blown Glass (8003-39A)
ΔE - 0.94 (99.1% similar)
Bare Minimum (T643)
ΔE - 1.45 (98.6% similar)
Visionary (8007-3G)
ΔE - 1.78 (98.2% similar)
Babymoon Blue (V031-1)
ΔE - 1.96 (98.0% similar)


Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Dunn-Edwards

Sidewalk Chalk (DE 5791)
ΔE - 1.19 (98.8% similar)
Smoke and Mirrors (DE 5770)
ΔE - 1.54 (98.5% similar)
Sparkling River (DE 5763)
ΔE - 2.22 (97.8% similar)
Polar Ice (DE 5798)
ΔE - 2.57 (97.4% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Sherwin Williams

Iceberg (SW 6798)
ΔE - 1.30 (98.7% similar)
Bravo Blue (SW 6784)
ΔE - 1.71 (98.3% similar)
Sky High (SW 6504)
ΔE - 2.32 (97.7% similar)
Blue Horizon (SW 6497)
ΔE - 2.39 (97.6% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to Benjamin Moore

Morning Sky Blue (2053-70)
ΔE - 1.68 (98.3% similar)
Polar Ice (1660)
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)
Constellation (AF-540)
ΔE - 2.27 (97.7% similar)
Ocean Air (2123-50)
ΔE - 2.46 (97.5% similar)

PPG Paints

Permafrost (S490-1) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Permafrost (S490-1) to PPG Paints

Airy (PPG1238-1)
ΔE - 1.82 (98.2% similar)
Breathless (PPG1236-1)
ΔE - 1.83 (98.2% similar)
Prelude (PPG1155-2)
ΔE - 2.01 (98.0% similar)
Beachcomber (PPG1151-1)
ΔE - 2.41 (97.6% 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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