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Behr Snowmelt (M470-1) Paint Color

Color Name: Snowmelt (M470-1)
Hex Color Code: #C9E6E9
RGB Color Code: RGB(201, 230, 233)
CMYK Values*: 13.7%, 1.3%, 0.0%, 8.6%
Color Family (Hue): Cyan

About Snowmelt (M470-1) color - its meaning and example

What color is Snowmelt (M470-1)?

Snowmelt (M470-1) color belongs to the Cyan color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Snowmelt (M470-1) is #C9E6E9, and the RGB color code is RGB(201, 230, 233).

In the RGB color model, Snowmelt (M470-1) has a red value of 201, a green value of 230, and a blue value of 233. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 13.7% cyan, 1.3% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 8.6% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 185.6° (degrees), 42.1 % saturation, and 85.1 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Snowmelt (M470-1) has a hue of 185.6° (degrees), 13.7 % saturation and 91.4 % brightness/value.

Snowmelt (M470-1) is cool or warm?

The color Snowmelt (M470-1) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Snowmelt (M470-1)?

Snowmelt (M470-1) has an LRV of nearly 75. By LRV value, it is a 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

Snowmelt (M470-1)

Light Color

Compare LRV 75 of Snowmelt (M470-1) 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 75 puts Behr Snowmelt (M470-1) 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

Snowmelt (M470-1) (Paint - Behr) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(201, 230, 233)
201 (78.8%)
230 (90.2%)
233 (91.4%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(185.62deg, 42.1 %, 85.1 %)

42.11 %.
85.10 %.


RYB(8, 23, 25)
8 (3.0%)
23 (8.9%)
25 (9.8%)


13.73 %.
Brightness / Value
91.37 %.


H: 185.62°

W: 78.82 %

B: 8.63 %


X : 67.09

Y : 74.89

Z : 88.01


Y1 : 74.89

X : 0.29

Y2 : 0.33


C : 21.18%

M : 9.80%

Y : 8.63%


~ 74.9 %

Munsell Color System

2.9BG 8.8/2.3


L : 89.34

A : -8.87

B : -4.68


L : 89.34

C : 10.03

H : 207.79


L : 89.34

U : -15.49

V : -5.72


L : 86.54

A : -13.06

B : 0.28

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Snowmelt (M470-1) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the colors similar to Snowmelt (M470-1) (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.

Powder Blue
ΔE - 5.03 (95.0% similar)
Cool Mint
ΔE - 5.12 (94.9% similar)
Light Cyan
ΔE - 5.39 (94.6% similar)
Light Blue
ΔE - 6.04 (94.0% similar)

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

Pantone PMS

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 1.15 (98.8% similar)
ΔE - 2.05 (98.0% similar)
ΔE - 2.11 (97.9% similar)
ΔE - 2.46 (97.5% similar)

RAL Design

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to RAL Design

Pantone TCX

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Pantone TCX

British Standard 4800

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to British Standard 4800

BS 16-C-33 - Duckegg
ΔE - 3.72 (96.3% similar)
BS 18-E-49 - Astral Blue
ΔE - 4.24 (95.8% similar)
BS 18-E-50 - Blue
ΔE - 5.27 (94.7% similar)

Paint similar to Snowmelt (M470-1) (Paint - Behr)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Snowmelt (M470-1) (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.


Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Valspar

Ambient Light (V030-1)
ΔE - 0.90 (99.1% similar)
Tropical Mist (5002-7A)
ΔE - 1.52 (98.5% similar)
River Mist (5003-9A)
ΔE - 1.90 (98.1% similar)
Babymoon Blue (V031-1)
ΔE - 2.40 (97.6% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Sherwin Williams

Aviary Blue (SW 6778)
ΔE - 1.12 (98.9% similar)
Bathe Blue (SW 6771)
ΔE - 1.43 (98.6% similar)
Open Air (SW 6491)
ΔE - 2.06 (97.9% similar)
Swimming (SW 6764)
ΔE - 2.50 (97.5% similar)

PPG Paints

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to PPG Paints

Surf's Up (PPG1236-3)
ΔE - 1.81 (98.2% similar)
Seaspray (PPG1233-2)
ΔE - 2.28 (97.7% similar)
Pale Seafoam (PPG1233-3)
ΔE - 2.36 (97.6% similar)
Galactica (PPG1235-3)
ΔE - 2.53 (97.5% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Benjamin Moore

Innocence (2055-70)
ΔE - 2.00 (98.0% similar)
Icy Moon Drops (2056-70)
ΔE - 2.53 (97.5% similar)
Morning Sky Blue (2053-70)
ΔE - 3.03 (97.0% similar)
Skyscraper (765)
ΔE - 3.48 (96.5% similar)


Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Dunn-Edwards

Morning Calm (DE 5735)
ΔE - 2.12 (97.9% similar)
Windswept (DE 5749)
ΔE - 2.42 (97.6% similar)
Sparkling River (DE 5763)
ΔE - 2.76 (97.2% similar)
Blue Moon (DE 5764)
ΔE - 2.85 (97.2% similar)


Snowmelt (M470-1) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Snowmelt (M470-1) to Behr

Silent Breeze (P470-1)
ΔE - 2.18 (97.8% similar)
Ice Mist (HDC-MD-23)
ΔE - 2.60 (97.4% similar)
Tahitian Sky (M460-1)
ΔE - 2.66 (97.3% similar)
Basin Blue (M470-2)
ΔE - 3.04 (97.0% 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.

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