Tikkurila Kaolin

Tikkurila Kaolin H497 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Kaolin paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful H497. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:H497
Color name:Kaolin

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LRV of Kaolin

Kaolin H497 has an LRV of 76% and refers to Off-White colors that reflect a lot of 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 76.00% 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 Kaolin undertones?

Yellow is Tikkurila Kaolin 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

228, 227, 218

Is Tikkurila Kaolin H497 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 54° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

H497 Kaolin HSL code: 54, 16%, 87%

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.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Kaolin:

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 H497 Kaolin

Color comparison

Kaolin H497 vs Y486

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Tikkurila Kaolin H497 vs Tikkurila  Y486Tikkurila Kaolin H497
LRV: 76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Kaolin H497 vs Chalk F484

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Tikkurila Kaolin H497 vs Tikkurila Chalk F484Tikkurila Kaolin H497
LRV: 76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e4e3dacopy color code
RGB Decimal228, 227, 218copy color code
RGB Percent89.41%, 89.02%, 85.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 54° Saturation: 4.39% Value: 89.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(54, 16, 87)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.44 Yellow: 4.39 Key: 10.59copy color code
YIQY: 226.273 I: 3.488 Q: -2.589copy color code
XYZX: 72.116 Y: 76.494 Z: 77.276copy color code
CIE LabL:90.088 a:-1.239 b:4.512copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.088 u:1.071 v:7.04copy color code
Decimal15000538copy color code
Hunter lab87.461, -5.875, 8.837copy color code
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