Tikkurila L493 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full L493 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful L493. 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.

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LRV of L493

L493 has an LRV of 34.02% and refers to Medium 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 34.02% 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 L493 undertones?

Blue is Tikkurila L493 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

149, 161, 160

Is Tikkurila L493 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 175° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

L493 HSL code: 175, 6%, 61%

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 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.

Color comparison

L493 vs Agate N500

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Tikkurila  L493 vs Tikkurila Agate N500Tikkurila  L493
LRV: 34.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 34.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

L493 vs Ash M497

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

Tikkurila  L493 vs Tikkurila Ash M497Tikkurila  L493
LRV: 34.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 34.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#95A1A0copy color code
RGB Decimal149, 161, 160copy color code
RGB Percent58.43%, 63.14%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 175° Saturation: 7.45% Value: 63.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(175, 6, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 7.45 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.62 Key: 36.86copy color code
YIQY: 157.298 I: -6.829 Q: -2.85copy color code
XYZX: 31.483 Y: 34.417 Z: 38.233copy color code
CIE LabL:65.292 a:-4.447 b:-0.939copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.292 u:-6.568 v:-0.627copy color code
Decimal9806240copy color code
Hunter lab58.666, -6.875, 2.427copy color code