L418

Tikkurila Nectar

Tikkurila Nectar L418 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Nectar paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful L418. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:L418
Color name:Nectar
Brand:Tikkurila

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LRV of Nectar

Nectar L418 has an LRV of 16.07% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 16.07% 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 Nectar undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#A2595B

RGB code:

162, 89, 91

Is Tikkurila Nectar L418 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 358° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

L418 Nectar HSL code: 358, 29%, 49%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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.

Color comparison

Nectar L418 vs Terrakotta N405

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

Tikkurila Nectar L418 vs Tikkurila Terrakotta N405Tikkurila Nectar L418
LRV: 16.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 16.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#A2595Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal162, 89, 91copy color code
RGB Percent63.53%, 34.90%, 35.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 358° Saturation: 45.06% Value: 63.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(358, 29, 49)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 45.06 Yellow: 43.83 Key: 36.47copy color code
YIQY: 111.055 I: 42.858 Q: 16.065copy color code
XYZX: 20.362 Y: 15.583 Z: 11.83copy color code
CIE LabL:46.423 a:30.114 b:12.191copy color code
CIE LuvL:46.423 u:50.332 v:9.625copy color code
Decimal10639707copy color code
Hunter lab39.476, 22.989, 9.865copy color code
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