Little Greene Gauze - Dark

Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gauze - Dark paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 166. 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.

Official color page:Gauze - Dark 166
Color code:166
Color name:Gauze - Dark
Brand:Little Greene
Color collections:Colour Scales

Gauze - Dark for bedroom

  • Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166 bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Gauze - Dark

Gauze - Dark 166 has an LRV of 59.53% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 59.53% 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 Gauze - Dark undertones?

Blue is Little Greene Gauze - Dark 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

199, 204, 207

Is Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

166 Gauze - Dark HSL code: 202, 8%, 80%

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 Grey 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 Little Greene Gauze - Dark:

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.

Darker shades

Little Greene 166 Gauze - Dark

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

Gauze - Dark 166 vs Cornforth White 228

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166 vs Farrow and Ball Cornforth White 228Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166
LRV: 59.53%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 59.53%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Gauze - Dark 166 vs Aquamarine - Mid 284

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166 vs Little Greene Aquamarine - Mid 284Little Greene Gauze - Dark 166
LRV: 59.53%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 59.53%
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#c7cccfcopy color code
RGB Decimal199, 204, 207copy color code
RGB Percent78.04%, 80.00%, 81.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 3.86% Value: 81.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 8, 80)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.86 Magenta: 1.45 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.82copy color code
YIQY: 202.847 I: -3.944 Q: -0.124copy color code
XYZX: 56.406 Y: 59.833 Z: 67.592copy color code
CIE LabL:81.747 a:-1.148 b:-2.082copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.747 u:-2.952 v:-2.956copy color code
Decimal13094095copy color code
Hunter lab77.351, -5.201, 2.337copy color code
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