RAL 7038

RAL Classic Agate Grey

RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038 paint color review

Color code:RAL 7038
Color name:Agate Grey
Brand:RAL Classic

RAL 7038 Agate Grey is a warm, muted grey-green color that adds a subtle touch of sophistication to interiors. Its subtle green undertones can provide a soothing and fresh feeling to spaces without overwhelming them. Agate Grey is versatile and pairs well with other earthy tones, especially on kitchen cabinets, giving them a modern and sleek look. With its understated elegance, RAL 7038 is a great choice for creating a relaxing and stylish atmosphere in any room.

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LRV of Agate Grey

Agate Grey RAL 7038 has an LRV of 45.08% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 45.08% 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 RAL Classic Agate Grey undertones?

Green is RAL Classic Agate Grey 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

177, 181, 173

Is RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 90° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 7038 Agate Grey HSL code: 90, 5%, 69%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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.

Color comparison

Agate Grey RAL 7038 vs RAL 830-1

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038 vs RAL Effect  RAL 830-1RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038
LRV: 45.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 45.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Agate Grey RAL 7038 vs RAL 840-3

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038 vs RAL Effect  RAL 840-3RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038
LRV: 45.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 45.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b1b5adcopy color code
RGB Decimal177, 181, 173copy color code
RGB Percent69.41%, 70.98%, 67.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 90° Saturation: 4.42% Value: 70.98%copy color code
HSLhsl(90, 5, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.21 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 4.42 Key: 29.02copy color code
YIQY: 178.892 I: 0.187 Q: -3.336copy color code
XYZX: 42.196 Y: 45.412 Z: 46.066copy color code
CIE LabL:73.162 a:-2.89 b:3.585copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.162 u:-1.842 v:5.742copy color code
Decimal11646381copy color code
Hunter lab67.388, -6.159, 6.642copy color code
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