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Valspar Bluish (4006-9C) Paint Color

Color Name: Bluish (4006-9C)
Hex Color Code: #9CC8E9
RGB Color Code: RGB(156, 200, 233)
CMYK Values*: 33.0%, 14.2%, 0.0%, 8.6%
Color Family (Hue): blue

About Bluish (4006-9C) color - its meaning and example

What color is Bluish (4006-9C)?

Bluish (4006-9C) color belongs to the blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Bluish (4006-9C) is #9CC8E9, and the RGB color code is RGB(156, 200, 233).

In the RGB color model, Bluish (4006-9C) has a red value of 156, a green value of 200, and a blue value of 233. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 33.0% cyan, 14.2% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 8.6% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 205.7° (degrees), 63.6 % saturation, and 76.3 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Bluish (4006-9C) has a hue of 205.7° (degrees), 33.0 % saturation and 91.4 % brightness/value.

Bluish (4006-9C) is cool or warm?

The color Bluish (4006-9C) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Bluish (4006-9C)?

Bluish (4006-9C) has an LRV of nearly 54. 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

Bluish (4006-9C)

Light Color

Compare LRV 54 of Bluish (4006-9C) 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 54 puts Valspar Bluish (4006-9C) 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

Bluish (4006-9C) (Paint - Valspar) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(156, 200, 233)
156 (61.2%)
200 (78.4%)
233 (91.4%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(205.71deg, 63.6 %, 76.3 %)

63.64 %.
76.27 %.


RYB(14, 23, 54)
14 (5.6%)
23 (9.0%)
54 (21.1%)


33.05 %.
Brightness / Value
91.37 %.


H: 205.71°

W: 61.18 %

B: 8.63 %


X : 49.07

Y : 54.26

Z : 84.98


Y1 : 54.26

X : 0.26

Y2 : 0.29


C : 38.82%

M : 21.57%

Y : 8.63%


~ 54.3 %

Munsell Color System

7.8B 7.7/4.7


L : 78.61

A : -6.7

B : -21.01


L : 78.61

C : 22.05

H : 252.32


L : 78.61

U : -22.74

V : -32.19


L : 73.66

A : -9.99

B : -16.84

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Bluish (4006-9C) (Paint - Valspar)

Here are the colors similar to Bluish (4006-9C) (Paint - Valspar). 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.

Pale Cerulean
ΔE - 1.28 (98.7% similar)
Baby Blue Eyes
ΔE - 2.37 (97.6% similar)
Pale Cornflower Blue
ΔE - 3.24 (96.8% similar)
Light Cornflower Blue
ΔE - 3.42 (96.6% similar)

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

Pantone PMS

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 1.28 (98.7% similar)
ΔE - 2.43 (97.6% similar)
ΔE - 2.55 (97.4% similar)
ΔE - 3.32 (96.7% similar)

RAL Design

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to RAL Design

British Standard 4800

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to British Standard 4800

BS 20-D-41 - Powder Blue
ΔE - 3.45 (96.5% similar)
BS 20-E-50 - Blue
ΔE - 5.03 (95.0% similar)
BS 20-C-33 - Pompadour
ΔE - 7.78 (92.2% similar)

Pantone TCX

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Pantone TCX

Paint similar to Bluish (4006-9C) (Paint - Valspar)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Bluish (4006-9C) (Paint - Valspar). 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.


Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Valspar

Dena's Delight (8001-44C)
ΔE - 1.83 (98.2% similar)
Breezy (4007-7C)
ΔE - 2.23 (97.8% similar)
Double Denim (V072-3)
ΔE - 2.35 (97.6% similar)

PPG Paints

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to PPG Paints

Sweet Dreams (PPG1241-3)
ΔE - 0.67 (99.3% similar)
Windsor Way (PPG1239-3)
ΔE - 1.88 (98.1% similar)
Viva La Bleu (PPG1242-3)
ΔE - 3.04 (97.0% similar)
Songbird (PPG1240-3)
ΔE - 3.43 (96.6% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Benjamin Moore

Faded Denim (795)
ΔE - 2.18 (97.8% similar)
Caribbean Coast (2065-60)
ΔE - 3.70 (96.3% similar)
Palatial Skies (800)
ΔE - 3.72 (96.3% similar)
Bluebelle (2064-60)
ΔE - 4.02 (96.0% similar)


Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Dunn-Edwards

Astral (DE 5856)
ΔE - 2.32 (97.7% similar)
Light Azure (DE 5842)
ΔE - 2.33 (97.7% similar)
January Frost (DE 5849)
ΔE - 2.46 (97.5% similar)
Sail to the Sea (DE 5863)
ΔE - 3.66 (96.3% similar)


Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Behr

Mediterranean Charm (P510-2)
ΔE - 2.32 (97.7% similar)
Charismatic Sky (M520-3)
ΔE - 2.42 (97.6% similar)
French Porcelain (P520-2)
ΔE - 2.59 (97.4% similar)
Toile Blue (P520-3)
ΔE - 2.68 (97.3% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Bluish (4006-9C) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Bluish (4006-9C) to Sherwin Williams

Porch Ceiling (SW 9063)
ΔE - 4.10 (95.9% similar)
Sky Fall (SW 9049)
ΔE - 5.56 (94.4% similar)
Undercool (SW 6957)
ΔE - 5.61 (94.4% similar)
Blissful Blue (SW 6527)
ΔE - 6.25 (93.8% 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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