Tikkurila H499 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full H499 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful H499. 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.

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LRV of H499

H499 has an LRV of 57.04% 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 57.04% 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 H499 undertones?

Green is Tikkurila H499 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

197, 200, 199

Is Tikkurila H499 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 160° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

H499 HSL code: 160, 3%, 78%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila H499:

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

Tikkurila H499

Color comparison

H499 vs Gorgonzola G444

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Tikkurila  H499 vs Tikkurila Gorgonzola G444Tikkurila  H499
LRV: 57.04%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 57.04%
Light color
Temperature: cold

H499 vs Allure H426

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

Tikkurila  H499 vs Tikkurila Allure H426Tikkurila  H499
LRV: 57.04%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 57.04%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#C5C8C7copy color code
RGB Decimal197, 200, 199copy color code
RGB Percent77.25%, 78.43%, 78.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 160° Saturation: 1.5% Value: 78.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(160, 3, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.5 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.5 Key: 21.57copy color code
YIQY: 198.989 I: -1.466 Q: -0.946copy color code
XYZX: 53.986 Y: 57.302 Z: 62.234copy color code
CIE LabL:80.349 a:-1.218 b:0.141copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.349 u:-1.635 v:0.424copy color code
Decimal12961991copy color code
Hunter lab75.698, -5.169, 4.245copy color code
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