K494

Tikkurila

Tikkurila K494 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full K494 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful K494. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:K494
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Brand:Tikkurila

K494 reviews

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of K494

K494 has an LRV of 52.94% 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 52.94% 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 K494 undertones?

Green is Tikkurila K494 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#BBC5B7

RGB code:

187, 197, 183

Is Tikkurila K494 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 103° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

K494 HSL code: 103, 11%, 75%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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

K494 vs K496

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

Tikkurila  K494 vs Tikkurila  K496Tikkurila  K494
LRV: 52.94%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.69%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

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.

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HEX#BBC5B7copy color code
RGB Decimal187, 197, 183copy color code
RGB Percent73.33%, 77.25%, 71.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 103° Saturation: 7.11% Value: 77.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(103, 11, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 5.08 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 7.11 Key: 22.75copy color code
YIQY: 192.414 I: -1.46 Q: -6.472copy color code
XYZX: 49.005 Y: 53.916 Z: 52.612copy color code
CIE LabL:78.413 a:-6.02 b:5.839copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.413 u:-4.921 v:9.646copy color code
Decimal12305847copy color code
Hunter lab73.428, -9.369, 8.917copy color code