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Behr Shadow Blue (N480-3) Paint Color


Color Name: Shadow Blue (N480-3)
Hex Color Code: #A6B5BD
RGB Color Code: RGB(166, 181, 189)
CMYK Values*: 12.2%, 4.2%, 0.0%, 25.9%





About Shadow Blue (N480-3) color - its meaning and example


What color is Shadow Blue (N480-3)?

Shadow Blue (N480-3) color belongs to the Gray color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Shadow Blue (N480-3) is #A6B5BD, and the RGB color code is RGB(166, 181, 189).

In the RGB color model, Shadow Blue (N480-3) has a red value of 166, a green value of 181, and a blue value of 189. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 12.2% cyan, 4.2% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 25.9% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 200.9° (degrees), 14.8 % saturation, and 69.6 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Shadow Blue (N480-3) has a hue of 200.9° (degrees), 12.2 % saturation and 74.1 % brightness/value.


Shadow Blue (N480-3) is cool or warm?

The color Shadow Blue (N480-3) is a cool color.


What is the LRV of Shadow Blue (N480-3)?

Shadow Blue (N480-3) has an LRV of nearly 45. By LRV value, it is a medium light 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

Shadow Blue (N480-3)

Light Color


Compare LRV 45 of Shadow Blue (N480-3) 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 45 puts Behr Shadow Blue (N480-3) paint color in the medium 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


Shadow Blue (N480-3) (Paint - Behr) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGBA / RGB

RGB(166, 181, 189)
Red
166 (65.1%)
Green
181 (71.0%)
Blue
189 (74.1%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
12.17%
Magenta
4.23%
Yellow
0.00%
Key
25.88%

HSL

HSL(200.87deg, 14.8 %, 69.6 %)

Hue
200.87°
Saturation
14.84 %.
Lightness
69.61 %.

RYB

RYB(30, 56, 60)
Red
30 (11.8%)
Yellow
56 (22.0%)
Blue
60 (23.6%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
200.87°
Saturation
12.17 %.
Brightness / Value
74.12 %.

HWB

H: 200.87°

W: 65.10 %

B: 25.88 %

XYZ

X : 41.44

Y : 44.83

Z : 54.61

YXY

Y1 : 44.83

X : 0.29

Y2 : 0.32

CMY

C : 34.90%

M : 29.02%

Y : 25.88%


LRV

~ 44.8 %

Munsell Color System

0.4B 7.1/1.5

CIE-Lab

L : 72.78

A : -3.55

B : -5.84

CIE-Lch

L : 72.78

C : 6.83

H : 238.73

CIE-Luv

L : 72.78

U : -8.52

V : -8.2

Hunter-Lab

L : 66.95

A : -6.7

B : -1.49






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Shadow Blue (N480-3) (Paint - Behr)


Here are the colors similar to Shadow Blue (N480-3) (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.



#BAC4C8
Zinc
ΔE - 4.77 (95.2% similar)
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Pastel Blue
ΔE - 5.07 (94.9% similar)
#91A3B0
Cadet Gray
ΔE - 5.73 (94.3% similar)
#8BA8B7
Pewter Blue
ΔE - 6.25 (93.8% similar)





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


British Standard 4800


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to British Standard 4800


#A9BBC6
BS 20-C-35 - Blue
ΔE - 2.07 (97.9% similar)
#BBCEDB
BS 20-C-33 - Pompadour
ΔE - 6.71 (93.3% similar)
#B6B6B6
BS 18-B-19 - Grey
ΔE - 6.77 (93.2% similar)
#BDBDBD
BS 22-C-35 - Purple
ΔE - 7.27 (92.7% similar)


RAL Design


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to RAL Design




Pantone PMS


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Pantone PMS


#A6BBC8
PANTONE 5435 C
ΔE - 2.81 (97.2% similar)
#B1B7BA
PANTONE 4274 C
ΔE - 3.88 (96.1% similar)
#A4BCC2
PANTONE 7542 C
ΔE - 3.99 (96.0% similar)
#98A4AE
PANTONE 7543 C
ΔE - 5.05 (95.0% similar)


Pantone TCX


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Pantone TCX




RAL Classic


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to RAL Classic


#989EA1
RAL 7040 - Window Gray
ΔE - 7.33 (92.7% similar)





Paint similar to Shadow Blue (N480-3) (Paint - Behr)


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Shadow Blue (N480-3) (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.


PPG Paints


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to PPG Paints


#A0AEB8
How Handsome (PPG1040-4)
ΔE - 2.23 (97.8% similar)
#B0BCC3
Stormy (PPG10-14)
ΔE - 2.33 (97.7% similar)
#B0BEC5
Ocean Drive (PPG1040-3)
ΔE - 2.52 (97.5% similar)
#ADBFC8
Chambray (PPG1153-4)
ΔE - 2.75 (97.3% similar)


Benjamin Moore


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Benjamin Moore


#9EADB7
Little Falls (1621)
ΔE - 2.43 (97.6% similar)
#9CADB7
Winter Lake (2129-50)
ΔE - 2.53 (97.5% similar)
#9BB1BB
Slate Blue (1648)
ΔE - 2.77 (97.2% similar)
#B1BFC7
Blue Heather (1620)
ΔE - 2.77 (97.2% similar)


Dunn-Edwards


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Dunn-Edwards


#9DACB5
Irogon Blue (DEC 796)
ΔE - 2.57 (97.4% similar)
#AEB9BC
Lake Placid (DE 6318)
ΔE - 2.76 (97.2% similar)
#B0B9C1
Adirondack (DE 6339)
ΔE - 2.88 (97.1% similar)
#9FB6C6
Country Air (DET 581)
ΔE - 3.56 (96.4% similar)





Valspar


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Valspar


#B3BFC5
Shark Loop (4007-3B)
ΔE - 3.08 (96.9% similar)
#AFC2C9
A-List Blue (T673)
ΔE - 3.69 (96.3% similar)
#B6C3CA
Winter Wonderland (T672)
ΔE - 3.89 (96.1% similar)
#B8C2C8
Seersucker (8006-8B)
ΔE - 4.17 (95.8% similar)


Behr


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Behr


#AFC0C4
Ozone (PPU13-14)
ΔE - 3.67 (96.3% similar)
#99ADBD
Ombre Blue (S510-3)
ΔE - 4.15 (95.9% similar)
#9AB6C0
Peaceful Blue (S470-3)
ΔE - 4.23 (95.8% similar)
#B1C6D1
Opal Waters (MQ5-50)
ΔE - 4.70 (95.3% similar)


Sherwin Williams


Shadow Blue (N480-3) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Shadow Blue (N480-3) to Sherwin Williams


#98A9B7
Aleutian (SW 6241)
ΔE - 4.33 (95.7% similar)
#B8C0C3
Krypton (SW 6247)
ΔE - 4.49 (95.5% similar)
#97B4C3
Respite (SW 6514)
ΔE - 4.54 (95.5% similar)
#9FBBC3
French Moire (SW 9056)
ΔE - 4.61 (95.4% 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


Shadow Blue (N480-3) - #A6B5BD Color Images and Patterns


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