Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light

Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light 235 paint color review

Official color page:Borrowed Light 235
Color code:235
Color name:Borrowed Light
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Evoking the colour of summer skies, Borrowed Light is a wonderfully pale blue named after the delicate light that cascades through small windows and fanlights. It works as well in a room deprived of light as it does in an airy sunroom. It’s a soft blue, sometimes bordering on pale grey and off white, but is very calming and subtle. This soft and classic tone is perfectly suited to children’s bedrooms or any other room.

Borrowed Light for bedroom

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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 cool Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Borrowed Light

Borrowed Light 235 has an LRV of 69.41% 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 69.41% 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 Borrowed Light undertones?

Blue is Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

213, 219, 219

Is Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light 235 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

235 Borrowed Light HSL code: 180, 8%, 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.

  • Cool Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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.

Color comparison

Borrowed Light 235 vs Dimpse 277

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light 235 vs Farrow and Ball Dimpse 277Farrow and Ball Borrowed Light 235
LRV: 69.41%
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 69.41%
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#d5dbdbcopy color code
RGB Decimal213, 219, 219copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 85.88%, 85.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 2.74% Value: 85.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 8, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.74 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 14.12copy color code
YIQY: 217.206 I: -3.575 Q: -1.269copy color code
XYZX: 65.555 Y: 69.923 Z: 77.042copy color code
CIE LabL:86.959 a:-2.024 b:-0.702copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.959 u:-3.344 v:-0.714copy color code
Decimal14015451copy color code
Hunter lab83.62, -6.398, 3.909copy color code
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