Tikkurila K496 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full K496 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful K496. 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:K496
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Tikkurila K496 reviews

  • Interior with paint color Tikkurila  K496
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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 K496

K496 has an LRV of 49.69% 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 49.69% 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 K496 undertones?

Green is Tikkurila K496 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

185, 188, 187

Is Tikkurila K496 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.

K496 HSL code: 160, 2%, 73%

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 K496:

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

Tikkurila K496

Color comparison

K496 vs J499

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Tikkurila  K496 vs Tikkurila  J499Open  K496
LRV: 49.69%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 50.33%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#B9BCBBcopy color code
RGB Decimal185, 188, 187copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 73.73%, 73.33%copy color code
HSVHue: 160° Saturation: 1.6% Value: 73.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(160, 2, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.6 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.53 Key: 26.27copy color code
YIQY: 186.989 I: -1.466 Q: -0.946copy color code
XYZX: 46.958 Y: 49.868 Z: 54.152copy color code
CIE LabL:75.988 a:-1.232 b:0.143copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.988 u:-1.638 v:0.425copy color code
Decimal12172475copy color code
Hunter lab70.618, -4.885, 3.967copy color code
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