Farrow and Ball Calamine

Farrow and Ball Calamine 230 paint color review

Official color page:Calamine 230
Color code:230
Color name:Calamine
Brand:Farrow and Ball

A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well lit rooms it feels much more calm and delicate.

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LRV of Calamine

Calamine 230 has an LRV of 67.54% 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 67.54% 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 Calamine undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

230, 209, 203

Is Farrow and Ball Calamine 230 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 13° this Pink refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

230 Calamine HSL code: 13, 35%, 85%

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 Pink will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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 Calamine:

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.

Darker shades

Farrow and Ball 230 Calamine

Color comparison

Calamine 230 vs Sand CC2

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Farrow and Ball Calamine 230 vs Farrow and Ball Sand CC2Farrow and Ball Calamine 230
LRV: 67.54%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.54%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e6d1cbcopy color code
RGB Decimal230, 209, 203copy color code
RGB Percent90.20%, 81.96%, 79.61%copy color code
HSVHue: 13° Saturation: 11.74% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(13, 35, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 9.13 Yellow: 11.74 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 214.595 I: 14.442 Q: 2.575copy color code
XYZX: 66.211 Y: 66.737 Z: 65.877copy color code
CIE LabL:85.371 a:6.292 b:5.621copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.371 u:12.809 v:7.225copy color code
Decimal15126987copy color code
Hunter lab81.693, 1.711, 9.373copy color code
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