Tikkurila Granite

Tikkurila Granite K499 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Granite paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful K499. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:K499
Color name:Granite

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LRV of Granite

Granite K499 has an LRV of 37.9% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 37.90% 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 Tikkurila Granite undertones?

Green is Tikkurila Granite 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

164, 166, 165

Is Tikkurila Granite K499 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 150° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

K499 Granite HSL code: 150, 1%, 65%

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

Granite K499 vs Claystone V486

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Tikkurila Granite K499 vs Tikkurila Claystone V486Tikkurila Granite K499
LRV: 37.9%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.9%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Granite K499 vs Calcite K487

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

Tikkurila Granite K499 vs Tikkurila Calcite K487Tikkurila Granite K499
LRV: 37.9%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.9%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A4A6A5copy color code
RGB Decimal164, 166, 165copy color code
RGB Percent64.31%, 65.10%, 64.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 150° Saturation: 1.2% Value: 65.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(150, 1, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.2 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.6 Key: 34.9copy color code
YIQY: 165.288 I: -0.87 Q: -0.734copy color code
XYZX: 35.736 Y: 37.882 Z: 41.016copy color code
CIE LabL:67.933 a:-0.904 b:0.27copy color code
CIE LuvL:67.933 u:-1.078 v:0.546copy color code
Decimal10790565copy color code
Hunter lab61.548, -4.068, 3.572copy color code
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