Dulux Malt Chocolate paint color review

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

Color code:
Color name:Malt Chocolate

Malt Chocolate for bedroom

  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
    Instagram @littlefentonhome
  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate bedroom
    Instagram @littlefentonhome

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 warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Dulux Malt Chocolate reviews

  • Dulux Malt Chocolate stairs
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate wall paint
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate dining room
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate wall paint
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate living room
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate hallway
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate accent wall
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  • Dulux Malt Chocolate living room
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Dulux Malt Chocolate undertones?

Red is Dulux Malt Chocolate 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

209, 194, 185

Is Dulux Malt Chocolate cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 22° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

Malt Chocolate HSL code: 22, 21%, 77%

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 Beige 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 Dulux Malt Chocolate:

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.

Color comparison

Malt Chocolate vs H486

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

Dulux Malt Chocolate  vs Tikkurila  H486Open Malt Chocolate
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.63%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Malt Chocolate vs Brexia X465

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.

Dulux Malt Chocolate  vs Tikkurila Brexia X465Open Malt Chocolate
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.23%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Malt Chocolate

Malt Chocolate has an LRV of 57% 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 57.00% 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.

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#D1C2B9copy color code
RGB Decimal209, 194, 185copy color code
RGB Percent81.96%, 76.08%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 22° Saturation: 11.48% Value: 81.96%copy color code
HSLhsl(22, 21, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.18 Yellow: 11.48 Key: 18.04copy color code
YIQY: 197.459 I: 11.831 Q: 0.372copy color code
XYZX: 54.342 Y: 55.643 Z: 53.763copy color code
CIE LabL:79.41 a:3.738 b:6.422copy color code
CIE LuvL:79.41 u:9.418 v:8.751copy color code
Decimal13746873copy color code
Hunter lab74.594, -0.502, 9.483copy color code