Farrow and Ball Light Blue

Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22 paint color review

Official color page:Light Blue 22
Color code:22
Color name:Light Blue
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball Light Blue is a soft, muted blue that exudes a calming and serene energy. This versatile shade can work well in a variety of spaces, from bedrooms and bathrooms to living rooms and kitchens. It pairs beautifully with warm wood tones and neutral colors like beige and white, creating a soothing and sophisticated atmosphere. To make Light Blue the star of the show, pair it with crisp white trim and accents in shades of gray or charcoal. For a more eclectic look, try mixing it with bolder hues like navy or coral.

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

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LRV of Light Blue

Light Blue 22 has an LRV of 49.12% 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 49.12% 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 Light Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

184, 188, 181

Is Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 94° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

22 Light Blue HSL code: 94, 5%, 72%

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 Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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

Light Blue 22 vs Pavilion Gray 242

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

Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22 vs Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray 242Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22
LRV: 49.12%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 54.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Light Blue 22 vs Drop Cloth 283

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.

Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22 vs Farrow and Ball Drop Cloth 283Farrow and Ball Light Blue 22
LRV: 49.12%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 51.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b8bcb5copy color code
RGB Decimal184, 188, 181copy color code
RGB Percent72.16%, 73.73%, 70.98%copy color code
HSVHue: 94° Saturation: 3.72% Value: 73.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(94, 5, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.13 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.72 Key: 26.27copy color code
YIQY: 186.006 I: -0.134 Q: -3.025copy color code
XYZX: 46.089 Y: 49.493 Z: 50.829copy color code
CIE LabL:75.757 a:-2.688 b:3.054copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.757 u:-1.89 v:4.968copy color code
Decimal12106933copy color code
Hunter lab70.351, -6.175, 6.409copy color code
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