Little Greene French Grey Dark

Little Greene French Grey Dark 163 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Grey Dark paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 163. 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:French Grey Dark 163
Color code:163
Color name:French Grey Dark
Brand:Little Greene
Color collections:Grey

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LRV of French Grey Dark

French Grey Dark 163 has an LRV of 43.47% 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 43.47% 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 Little Greene French Grey Dark undertones?

Yellow is Little Greene French Grey Dark 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

180, 177, 160

Is Little Greene French Grey Dark 163 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 51° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

163 French Grey Dark HSL code: 51, 12%, 67%

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 Little Greene French Grey Dark:

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

Little Greene 163 French Grey Dark

Color comparison

French Grey Dark 163 vs Lamp Room Gray 88

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Little Greene French Grey Dark 163 vs Farrow and Ball Lamp Room Gray 88Little Greene French Grey Dark 163
LRV: 43.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 43.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b4b1a0copy color code
RGB Decimal180, 177, 160copy color code
RGB Percent70.59%, 69.41%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 51° Saturation: 11.11% Value: 70.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(51, 12, 67)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.67 Yellow: 11.11 Key: 29.41copy color code
YIQY: 175.959 I: 7.251 Q: -4.656copy color code
XYZX: 40.889 Y: 43.686 Z: 39.526copy color code
CIE LabL:72.018 a:-1.94 b:9.083copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.018 u:2.715 v:13.322copy color code
Decimal11841952copy color code
Hunter lab66.095, -5.242, 10.81copy color code