Tikkurila J499 paint color review

Color code:J499
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Tikkurila J499 is a beautiful neutral grey paint color that looks amazing in Scandinavian interiors. It is a versatile shade that complements a variety of interior design styles and is perfect for creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere

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LRV of J499

J499 has an LRV of 50.33% 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 50.33% 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 J499 undertones?

Green is Tikkurila J499 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

187, 189, 186

Is Tikkurila J499 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 100° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

J499 HSL code: 100, 2%, 74%

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 J499:

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

J499 vs K496

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Tikkurila  J499 vs Tikkurila  K496Tikkurila  J499
LRV: 50.33%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.69%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

J499 vs Lido X445

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Tikkurila  J499 vs Tikkurila Lido X445Tikkurila  J499
LRV: 50.33%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#BBBDBAcopy color code
RGB Decimal187, 189, 186copy color code
RGB Percent73.33%, 74.12%, 72.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 1.59% Value: 74.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 2, 74)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.06 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.59 Key: 25.88copy color code
YIQY: 188.06 I: -0.228 Q: -1.357copy color code
XYZX: 47.552 Y: 50.505 Z: 53.684copy color code
CIE LabL:76.378 a:-1.253 b:1.272copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.378 u:-0.968 v:2.105copy color code
Decimal12303802copy color code
Hunter lab71.067, -4.93, 4.959copy color code
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