Tikkurila Amethyst

Tikkurila Amethyst M428 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Amethyst paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M428. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M428
Color name:Amethyst

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LRV of Amethyst

Amethyst M428 has an LRV of 12.96% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 12.96% 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 Tikkurila Amethyst undertones?

Blue is Tikkurila Amethyst 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

95, 100, 115

Is Tikkurila Amethyst M428 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 225° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M428 Amethyst HSL code: 225, 10%, 41%

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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila Amethyst:

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Amethyst M428 vs L436

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Tikkurila Amethyst M428 vs Tikkurila  L436Tikkurila Amethyst M428
LRV: 12.96%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 15.63%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Amethyst M428 vs Abyss N439

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

Tikkurila Amethyst M428 vs Tikkurila Abyss N439Tikkurila Amethyst M428
LRV: 12.96%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#5F6473copy color code
RGB Decimal95, 100, 115copy color code
RGB Percent37.25%, 39.22%, 45.10%copy color code
HSVHue: 225° Saturation: 17.39% Value: 45.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(225, 10, 41)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 17.39 Magenta: 13.04 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 54.9copy color code
YIQY: 100.215 I: -7.8 Q: 3.61copy color code
XYZX: 12.37 Y: 12.785 Z: 18.031copy color code
CIE LabL:42.437 a:1.5 b:-9.075copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.437 u:-3.438 v:-12.557copy color code
Decimal6251635copy color code
Hunter lab35.756, -0.819, -4.87copy color code
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