Little Greene Carmine 189 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Carmine paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 189. 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.

Official color page:Carmine 189
Color code:189
Color name:Carmine
Brand:Little Greene
Color collections:Colours of England

Little Greene Carmine reviews

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  • Little Greene Carmine 189 painted cabinets
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  • Little Greene Carmine 189 door
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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 Carmine

Carmine 189 has an LRV of 24.75% 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 24.75% 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 Little Greene Carmine undertones?

Red is Little Greene Carmine 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

213, 102, 108

Is Little Greene Carmine 189 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 357° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

189 Carmine HSL code: 357, 57%, 62%

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

Carmine 189 vs Red Earth 64

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

Little Greene Carmine 189 vs Farrow and Ball Red Earth 64Open Carmine 189
LRV: 24.75%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 27.59%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#d5666ccopy color code
RGB Decimal213, 102, 108copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 40.00%, 42.35%copy color code
HSVHue: 357° Saturation: 52.11% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(357, 57, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 52.11 Yellow: 49.3 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 135.873 I: 64.217 Q: 25.348copy color code
XYZX: 34.901 Y: 24.735 Z: 17.12copy color code
CIE LabL:56.817 a:44.179 b:17.599copy color code
CIE LuvL:56.817 u:79.36 v:13.652copy color code
Decimal13985388copy color code
Hunter lab49.735, 38.225, 14.405copy color code
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