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Farrow and Ball Rectory Red

Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rectory Red paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 217. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Rectory Red 217
Color code:217
Color name:Rectory Red
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Rectory Red reviews

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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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LRV of Rectory Red

Rectory Red 217 has an LRV of 11.1% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 11.10% 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 Rectory Red undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#A53C49

RGB code:

165, 60, 73

Is Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 353° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

217 Rectory Red HSL code: 353, 47%, 44%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Farrow and Ball Rectory Red:

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

Farrow and Ball 217 Rectory Red

Color comparison

Rectory Red 217 vs Incarnadine 248

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217 vs Farrow and Ball Incarnadine 248Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217
LRV: 11.1%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.59%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Rectory Red 217 vs Eating Room Red 43

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217 vs Farrow and Ball Eating Room Red 43Farrow and Ball Rectory Red 217
LRV: 11.1%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.2%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a53c49copy color code
RGB Decimal165, 60, 73copy color code
RGB Percent64.71%, 23.53%, 28.63%copy color code
HSVHue: 353° Saturation: 63.64% Value: 64.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(353, 47, 44)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 63.64 Yellow: 55.76 Key: 35.29copy color code
YIQY: 92.877 I: 58.392 Q: 26.257copy color code
XYZX: 18.337 Y: 11.714 Z: 7.597copy color code
CIE LabL:40.759 a:44.263 b:15.523copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.759 u:74.398 v:9.465copy color code
Decimal10828873copy color code
Hunter lab34.226, 35.736, 10.798copy color code
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