Farrow and Ball Tallow

Farrow and Ball Tallow 203 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tallow paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 203. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Tallow 203
Color code:203
Color name:Tallow
Brand:Farrow and Ball

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LRV of Tallow

Tallow 203 has an LRV of 86.57% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 86.57% 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 Tallow undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

253, 237, 215

Is Farrow and Ball Tallow 203 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 35° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

203 Tallow HSL code: 35, 90%, 92%

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 Yellow 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 Tallow:

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.

Darker shades

Farrow and Ball 203 Tallow

Color comparison

Tallow 203 vs New White 59

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Farrow and Ball Tallow 203 vs Farrow and Ball New White 59Farrow and Ball Tallow 203
LRV: 86.57%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 86.57%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Tallow 203 vs Slipper Satin 2004

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Farrow and Ball Tallow 203 vs Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin 2004Farrow and Ball Tallow 203
LRV: 86.57%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 86.57%
Off-White 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#fdedd7copy color code
RGB Decimal253, 237, 215copy color code
RGB Percent99.22%, 92.94%, 84.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 35° Saturation: 15.02% Value: 99.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(35, 90, 92)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.32 Yellow: 15.02 Key: 0.78copy color code
YIQY: 239.276 I: 16.604 Q: -3.462copy color code
XYZX: 83.056 Y: 86.359 Z: 76.565copy color code
CIE LabL:94.466 a:1.877 b:12.608copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.466 u:10.746 v:18.39copy color code
Decimal16641495copy color code
Hunter lab92.929, -3.091, 16.201copy color code