50GY 72/012


Dulux 50GY 72/012 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full 50GY 72/012 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 50GY 72/012. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:50GY 72/012
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Dulux 50GY 72/012 reviews

  • Grey panelling Dulux 50GY 72/012 review
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  • Grey walls 50GY 72/012 review with blue doors interior
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  • Grey hall interior with white doors Dulux 50GY 72/012
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  • Grey hall interior Dulux 50GY 72/012
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  • Grey kitchen interior Dulux 50GY 72/012 review
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LRV of 50GY 72/012

50GY 72/012 has an LRV of 70.08% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 70.08% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Dulux 50GY 72/012 undertones?

Yellow is Dulux 50GY 72/012 undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

218, 219, 214

Is Dulux 50GY 72/012 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 72° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

50GY 72/012 HSL code: 72, 6%, 85%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Dulux 50GY 72/012:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Color comparison

50GY 72/012 vs Pale Nutmeg 10YY 73/042

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Dulux  50GY 72/012 vs Dulux Pale Nutmeg 10YY 73/042Open  50GY 72/012
LRV: 70.08%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 74%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

50GY 72/012 vs Chiltern White 40YY 73/028

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Dulux  50GY 72/012 vs Dulux Chiltern White 40YY 73/028Open  50GY 72/012
LRV: 70.08%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 71.52%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#DADBD6copy color code
RGB Decimal218, 219, 214copy color code
RGB Percent85.49%, 85.88%, 83.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 72° Saturation: 2.28% Value: 85.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(72, 6, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.46 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 2.28 Key: 14.12copy color code
YIQY: 218.131 I: 1.011 Q: -1.768copy color code
XYZX: 66.38 Y: 70.424 Z: 73.696copy color code
CIE LabL:87.204 a:-1.235 b:2.338copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.204 u:-0.289 v:3.755copy color code
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Hunter lab83.919, -5.664, 6.676copy color code
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