Tikkurila K500 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full K500 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful K500. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:K500
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LRV of K500

K500 has an LRV of 48.7% 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 48.70% 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 K500 undertones?

Blue is Tikkurila K500 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

179, 187, 193

Is Tikkurila K500 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 206° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

K500 HSL code: 206, 10%, 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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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 K500:

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

Darker shades

Tikkurila K500

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

K500 vs Secret X438

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Tikkurila  K500 vs Tikkurila Secret X438Tikkurila  K500
LRV: 48.7%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 51.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

K500 vs K492

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

Tikkurila  K500 vs Tikkurila  K492Tikkurila  K500
LRV: 48.7%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.39%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#B3BBC1copy color code
RGB Decimal179, 187, 193copy color code
RGB Percent70.20%, 73.33%, 75.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 206° Saturation: 7.25% Value: 75.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(206, 10, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 7.25 Magenta: 3.11 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 24.31copy color code
YIQY: 185.292 I: -6.695 Q: 0.175copy color code
XYZX: 45.984 Y: 48.974 Z: 57.468copy color code
CIE LabL:75.435 a:-1.601 b:-3.982copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.435 u:-4.74 v:-5.718copy color code
Decimal11779009copy color code
Hunter lab69.982, -5.178, 0.299copy color code
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