Little Greene Basalt

Little Greene Basalt 221 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Basalt paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 221. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Basalt 221
Color code:221
Color name:Basalt
Brand:Little Greene
Color collections:Colours of England, Grey

Basalt for bedroom

  • Little Greene Basalt 221 bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Basalt

Basalt 221 has an LRV of 4.75% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 4.75% 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 Little Greene Basalt undertones?

Blue is Little Greene Basalt 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

12, 27, 36

Is Little Greene Basalt 221 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

221 Basalt HSL code: 202, 50%, 9%

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 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 Little Greene Basalt:

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.

Little Greene 221 Basalt

Color comparison

Basalt 221 vs Obsidian Green 216

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Little Greene Basalt 221 vs Little Greene Obsidian Green 216Little Greene Basalt 221
LRV: 4.75%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.75%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Basalt 221 vs Chocolate Colour 124

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Little Greene Basalt 221 vs Little Greene Chocolate Colour 124Little Greene Basalt 221
LRV: 4.75%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.75%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

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#0c1b24copy color code
RGB Decimal12, 27, 36copy color code
RGB Percent4.71%, 10.59%, 14.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 66.67% Value: 14.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 50, 9)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 66.67 Magenta: 25.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 85.88copy color code
YIQY: 23.541 I: -11.831 Q: -0.372copy color code
XYZX: 0.862 Y: 0.989 Z: 1.814copy color code
CIE LabL:8.902 a:-3.073 b:-8.147copy color code
CIE LuvL:8.902 u:-4.027 v:-5.466copy color code
Decimal793380copy color code
Hunter lab9.947, -1.94, -3.851copy color code