Farrow and Ball Calluna

Farrow and Ball Calluna 270 paint color review

Official color page:Calluna 270
Color code:270
Color name:Calluna
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball Calluna is a beautiful, muted, and sophisticated purple-grey color. It has a calming and soothing effect on the eye, making it perfect for bedrooms or living rooms. This paint color pairs well with natural wood tones, crisp whites, and soft pastels for a harmonious and balanced look.

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LRV of Calluna

Calluna 270 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.

What are Farrow and Ball Calluna undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

204, 200, 206

Is Farrow and Ball Calluna 270 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 280° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

270 Calluna HSL code: 280, 6%, 80%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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.

Color comparison

Calluna 270 vs Cromarty 285

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Farrow and Ball Calluna 270 vs Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285Farrow and Ball Calluna 270
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Calluna 270 vs Cornforth White 228

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Farrow and Ball Calluna 270 vs Farrow and Ball Cornforth White 228Farrow and Ball Calluna 270
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#ccc8cecopy color code
RGB Decimal204, 200, 206copy color code
RGB Percent80.00%, 78.43%, 80.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 280° Saturation: 2.91% Value: 80.78%copy color code
HSLhsl(280, 6, 80)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.97 Magenta: 2.91 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 19.22copy color code
YIQY: 201.88 I: 0.456 Q: 2.713copy color code
XYZX: 56.694 Y: 58.602 Z: 66.7copy color code
CIE LabL:81.072 a:2.475 b:-2.492copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.072 u:1.915 v:-4.203copy color code
Decimal13420750copy color code
Hunter lab76.552, -1.77, 1.927copy color code
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