Galactic is a word related to galaxies in a solar system. And the word very well complements the kind of hue it is:
Gleaming, Satiny, and Lustrous!
Behr Galactic Tint is a beautiful, gray-silver metallic hue with deep hidden blue undertones. It’s very much associated with a nurturing, poise, serene, and tranquilizing vibe.
Let’s face it – this one offers tons of opportunity. From neutral backdrop to being the start of the show in your home’s decor.
If you have a young child’s nursery – this neutral color makes a great choice (if you don’t want a gender-centric space).
After all, this paint is delightfully light and airy and could also be an ideal option for smaller apartments and lofts.
Cool, crisp, clean, and refined – this silvery-gray paint color is also a great way to invite a chilly vibe indoors.
So, are you wondering whether to use this paint color in your home or not?
Don’t worry – I have got you covered!
This color review will acquaint you with some do’s and don’ts, along with how, where, and when to use the paint color.
So, without a delay, let’s get started!
Behr Galactic Tint N510-2 Details and Specifications
There is some difference between the silver-grays, warm grays (like Behr Silver Drop), and cool grays.
And the details and specifications are the way to know it!
So, you must always remember to read through the color’s details and specifications to analyze what it’s truly composed of.
Believe it or not, most of the homeowners tend to ignore this aspect – and then tend to repent it later!
And you don’t want to do that either, right?
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value on the Behr website.
Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Galactic Tint is 55.
And that means it falls on the medium to the darker end of the scale.
(Remember, lesser the value, darker the paint – on a scale of 1-100)
Also, just in case if you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 192
Green = 196
Blue = 198
HEX Value = #c0c4c6
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this calming gray Behr paint.
How Does This Color Feel in a Space?
Behr Galactic Tint is a perfect shade of gray that can add an utmost cool, calm, and refreshing vibe.
It tends to add a crisp and chilly statement into the room – thus, also making a great way to create an illusion of a larger and enhanced space.
So, if you’re struggling with a tight and tiny space – this color will help solve the issue.
Furthermore, I highly recommend incorporating the paint color in warmer or coastal regions since that can easily make you feel calm and poised, after a long, hard working day.
Also, this paint color has a certain character to it – which is quite unique and out-of-the-box!
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light – whether natural or artificial has a tremendous role to play here.
And the feel of your room is directly proportional to the incoming natural light!
So, the more windows in your room, the more natural light – thus, further making your space feel airy and spacious.
On the other hand, little natural light will make this room feel dark and dingy. So, if you have this color on board, ensure that there is ample penetrating natural light!
Furthermore, you would be surprised to know that this paint color will appear different in different rooms facing different compass directions.
Generally, in the north-facing rooms, this paint color will appear very cool and crisp! (A bad option if you reside in colder regions).
Else, in the south and west-facing rooms, this paint color is a great option! It will perfectly neutralize the warm, incoming rays!
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
Choosing a well-balanced and well complementary color scheme is necessary.
You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other.
And moreover, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.
So, here are a few complementary tones you can pair with.
With Behr Galactic Tint (and other silvery grays like Behr White Metal), you can best pair shades of cool whites, dark steely blues, a touch of rose or pink, lavender, and tinges of black.
However, you must remember to be very careful when pairing them – so as to avoid making a mess!
Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of gold or matte black.
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!
- N510-4 Supernova
- N510-5 Liquid Mercury
- N510-6 Orion Gray
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- S470-4 Dolphin Blue
- S170-3 Castilian Pink
- 75 Polar Bear
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White or Behr Frost as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
Behr Galactic Tint Vs Similar Colors
This silverish-gray is common and comparatively has a tone of similar alternatives.
The gray with deep blue undertones are what they all have – but the two major differences could be undertones and reflectivity.
So, to name a few, the two closely related colors are SW 6247 Krypton and BM 2132-60 Metallic Silver.
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Galactic Tint Vs Metallic Silver
The two gray-silver paint colors share a tone of similarities – especially the undertones that are pretty much cool and crisp and dominantly appear bluish in various lighting conditions.
You won’t see this as much with something like Classic Silver from Behr, where the undertones come and go depending on lighting).
With an LRV of 58.03 – the latter paint color is slightly airy and lighter!
Yes, it’s a great color alternative to have an eye on! (If BM is what you prefer more)
Galactic Tint Vs SW Krypton
If you like the feel of blue more than gray or silver – you might as well pick SW Krypton that plays a beautiful statement.
It stands somewhere between SW Lazy Gray and Behr Galactic Tint – with the characteristics of both gray as well as blue.
With an LRV of 52 – this paint is almost equally darker and deeper.
Where to Use Galactic Tint?
Behr Galactic Tint is a beautiful gray that makes a versatile and timeless option in any corner of your home.
Especially for interior design styles like Scandinavian, Modern, Contemporary, and Coastal – this chilly gray is something to look forward to.
So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.
Galactic Tint in Living and Dining Rooms
For the living and dining rooms, you can consider painting all the walls in this paint color.
It gives an utmost sophisticated modern look – and that’s what the common spaces of your home deserve.
You can best add clean whites on the trims and ceiling in amalgamation with steely blue as an accent on the fabrics.
Don’t hold back from black and white checkered pattern on your throw pillows and other accent accessories.
Lastly, ensure to add chrome or matte black on the chandelier or pendant light.
I highly recommend adding warm white or yellow lighting to create a cozy atmosphere.
Using in Bedrooms
Let me tell you – this paint color will make your bedroom feel extremely cool and sometimes, unwelcoming.
So, only if you reside in warmer regions, should you consider using this paint in your bedroom.
If yes, try adding clean whites, darker blues, mid-toned grays, and shades of yellow to complete the palette.
Your furniture could be either black metal or wooden white (depending upon the vibe).
Lastly, don’t hold back from a shag rug, white sheer curtains, and ample macrame planters and wall hangings!
Galactic Tint in Kitchens
All gray kitchens will always prove to be timeless and versatile.
And they will never feel old-school and monotonous.
Hence, you can consider adding a fresh coat of this paint on the upper as well as lower cabinets – in amalgamation with white on the backsplash tiles and marble countertop.
For pull handles and knobs, try playing with brushed brass or matte black.
Using on Exteriors
This color can be used in Mid-Century Modern, Modern, Transitional, Craftsman, and Ranch-style homes.
You can choose to pair it with an all-white theme where you add that tone to the porch columns, wainscoting, and roof.
In contrast, you can splash a contrasting hue on the entryway door (cherry red, mustard, or steely blue).
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!
Lastly, if you have a deck – pick mahogany or cherry red color that will play smoothly and seamless.
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home?
Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms? Maybe home offices?
Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home.
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!