Farrow and Ball Stirabout

Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Stirabout paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 300. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Stirabout 300
Color code:300
Color name:Stirabout
Brand:Farrow and Ball

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LRV of Stirabout

Stirabout 300 has an LRV of 63.31% 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 63.31% 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 Stirabout undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

217, 207, 194

Is Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

300 Stirabout HSL code: 34, 23%, 81%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Stirabout:

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

Darker shades

Color comparison

Stirabout 300 vs Shadow White 282

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300 vs Farrow and Ball Shadow White 282Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300
LRV: 63.31%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 63.31%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Stirabout 300 vs Shaded White 201

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300 vs Farrow and Ball Shaded White 201Farrow and Ball Stirabout 300
LRV: 63.31%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 63.31%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#D9CFC2copy color code
RGB Decimal217, 207, 194copy color code
RGB Percent85.10%, 81.18%, 76.08%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 10.6% Value: 85.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 23, 81)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.61 Yellow: 10.6 Key: 14.9copy color code
YIQY: 208.508 I: 10.136 Q: -1.93copy color code
XYZX: 60.664 Y: 63.273 Z: 60.042copy color code
CIE LabL:83.586 a:1.245 b:7.694copy color code
CIE LuvL:83.586 u:6.62 v:11.134copy color code
Decimal14274498copy color code
Hunter lab79.544, -3.071, 10.928copy color code