Jotun Blackened Black 9938 paint color review

Color code:9938
Color name:Blackened Black

NCS Code: S8500-N

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LRV of Blackened Black

Blackened Black 9938 has an LRV of 7.04% 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 7.04% 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 Jotun Blackened Black undertones?

Yellow is Jotun Blackened Black 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

73, 73, 72

Is Jotun Blackened Black 9938 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

9938 Blackened Black HSL code: 60, 1%, 28%

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 Jotun Blackened Black:

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

Jotun 9938 Blackened Black

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.

Jotun 9938 Blackened Black

Color comparison

Blackened Black 9938 vs Mystery Blue 5304

Jotun Blackened Black 9938 vs Jotun Mystery Blue 5304Open Blackened Black 9938
LRV: 7.04%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 7.65%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#494948copy color code
RGB Decimal73, 73, 72copy color code
RGB Percent28.63%, 28.63%, 28.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 1.37% Value: 28.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 1, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.37 Key: 71.37copy color code
YIQY: 72.886 I: 0.321 Q: -0.311copy color code
XYZX: 6.3 Y: 6.649 Z: 7.081copy color code
CIE LabL:30.995 a:-0.219 b:0.599copy color code
CIE LuvL:30.995 u:0.053 v:0.739copy color code
Decimal4802888copy color code
Hunter lab25.787, -1.519, 1.77copy color code
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