Little Greene Mambo

Little Greene Mambo 112 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mambo paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 112. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Mambo 112
Color code:112
Color name:Mambo
Brand:Little Greene
Color collections:Colours of England

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LRV of Mambo

Mambo 112 has an LRV of 16.4% 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 16.40% 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 Mambo undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

83, 113, 184

Is Little Greene Mambo 112 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 222° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

112 Mambo HSL code: 222, 42%, 52%

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 Blue 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Little Greene Mambo:

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 codes

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HEX#5371B8copy color code
RGB Decimal83, 113, 184copy color code
RGB Percent32.55%, 44.31%, 72.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 222° Saturation: 54.89% Value: 72.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(222, 42, 52)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 54.89 Magenta: 38.59 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 27.84copy color code
YIQY: 112.124 I: -40.692 Q: 15.749copy color code
XYZX: 18.121 Y: 17.108 Z: 47.682copy color code
CIE LabL:48.396 a:10.201 b:-40.85copy color code
CIE LuvL:48.396 u:-15.32 v:-62.783copy color code
Decimal5468600copy color code
Hunter lab41.362, 5.816, -39.395copy color code
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