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Tikkurila Bonsai N448 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bonsai paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N448. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:N448
Color name:Bonsai

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LRV of Bonsai

Bonsai N448 has an LRV of 14.29% 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 14.29% 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 Bonsai undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

103, 109, 90

Is Tikkurila Bonsai N448 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 79° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N448 Bonsai HSL code: 79, 10%, 39%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Tikkurila Bonsai:

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

Tikkurila N448 Bonsai

Color comparison

Bonsai N448 vs Petrol S491

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Tikkurila Bonsai N448 vs Tikkurila Petrol S491Tikkurila Bonsai N448
LRV: 14.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.77%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Bonsai N448 vs Basalt N499

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Tikkurila Bonsai N448 vs Tikkurila Basalt N499Tikkurila Bonsai N448
LRV: 14.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.11%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#676D5Acopy color code
RGB Decimal103, 109, 90copy color code
RGB Percent40.39%, 42.75%, 35.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 79° Saturation: 17.43% Value: 42.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(79, 10, 39)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 5.5 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 17.43 Key: 57.25copy color code
YIQY: 105.04 I: 2.53 Q: -7.182copy color code
XYZX: 12.907 Y: 14.559 Z: 11.8copy color code
CIE LabL:45.024 a:-6.034 b:9.86copy color code
CIE LuvL:45.024 u:-2.488 v:13.451copy color code
Decimal6778202copy color code
Hunter lab38.156, -6.392, 8.373copy color code
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