80YR 42/073

Dulux Soft Truffle

Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 paint color review

Color code:80YR 42/073
Color name:Soft Truffle

What color is Dulux Soft Truffle?

Dulux Soft Truffle is a warm and inviting shade of brown with soft beige undertones. This versatile color works well in a variety of interior styles, from traditional to modern. Dulux Soft Truffle creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere in any room, making it ideal for use in living rooms, bedrooms, and other spaces where you want to create a warm and comfortable environment. With its soft and inviting hue, Dulux Soft Truffle is the perfect color for adding a touch of warmth and comfort to your home.

What is the Dulux code for Soft Truffle?

Dulux color naming and coding sometimes can be very complicated. The code for Dulux Soft Truffle is 80YR 42/073. In some countries alternative color name is Dulux Velvet Truffle 4

Soft Truffle for bedroom

  • Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 bedroom
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  • Pinky beige bedroom accent color in boho interior Soft Truffle
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  • Haedboard pink panelling Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073
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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 warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Soft Truffle

Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 has an LRV of 42% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 42.00% 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.

What are Dulux Soft Truffle undertones?

Red is Dulux Soft Truffle 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:

185, 169, 159

Is Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 23° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

80YR 42/073 Soft Truffle HSL code: 23, 16%, 67%

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 Soft Truffle:

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

Dulux 80YR 42/073 Soft Truffle

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

Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 vs Driftwood V484

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 vs Tikkurila Driftwood V484Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073
LRV: 42%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 42%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 vs Silver Lichen 20GY 46/067

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073 vs Dulux Silver Lichen 20GY 46/067Dulux Soft Truffle 80YR 42/073
LRV: 42%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 42%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#B9A99Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal185, 169, 159copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 66.27%, 62.35%copy color code
HSVHue: 23° Saturation: 14.05% Value: 72.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(23, 16, 67)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.65 Yellow: 14.05 Key: 27.45copy color code
YIQY: 172.644 I: 12.748 Q: 0.273copy color code
XYZX: 40.453 Y: 41.194 Z: 38.612copy color code
CIE LabL:70.312 a:4.069 b:7.25copy color code
CIE LuvL:70.312 u:10.204 v:9.636copy color code
Decimal12167583copy color code
Hunter lab64.183, 0.184, 9.26copy color code