Farrow and Ball Ammonite

Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Ammonite paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 274. 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.

Official color page:Ammonite 274
Color code:274
Color name:Ammonite
Brand:Farrow and Ball

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LRV of Ammonite

Ammonite 274 has an LRV of 68.88% 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 68.88% 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 Farrow and Ball Ammonite undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball Ammonite 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

221, 216, 207

Is Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

274 Ammonite HSL code: 39, 17%, 84%

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 Beige 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 Farrow and Ball Ammonite:

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

Darker shades

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.

Farrow and Ball 274 Ammonite

Color comparison

Ammonite 274 vs Skimming Stone 241

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274 vs Farrow and Ball Skimming Stone 241Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Ammonite 274 vs Egyptian Cotton 40YY 65/061

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274 vs Dulux Egyptian Cotton 40YY 65/061Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Ammonite 274 vs Cornforth White 228

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274 vs Farrow and Ball Cornforth White 228Farrow and Ball Ammonite 274
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.88%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#ddd8cfcopy color code
RGB Decimal221, 216, 207copy color code
RGB Percent86.67%, 84.71%, 81.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 6.33% Value: 86.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 17, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.26 Yellow: 6.33 Key: 13.33copy color code
YIQY: 216.469 I: 5.872 Q: -1.743copy color code
XYZX: 65.635 Y: 68.989 Z: 68.873copy color code
CIE LabL:86.499 a:0.14 b:5.039copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.499 u:3.393 v:7.523copy color code
Decimal14538959copy color code
Hunter lab83.06, -4.302, 8.979copy color code