Tikkurila M502 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full M502 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M502. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M502
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M502 reviews

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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 M502

M502 has an LRV of 35.96% 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 35.96% 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 M502 undertones?

Purple is Tikkurila M502 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

165, 158, 169

Is Tikkurila M502 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 278° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M502 HSL code: 278, 6%, 64%

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

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila M502:

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.

Tikkurila M502

Color comparison

M502 vs Shantung V481

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Tikkurila  M502 vs Tikkurila Shantung V481Tikkurila  M502
LRV: 35.96%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

M502 vs Calcite K487

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Tikkurila  M502 vs Tikkurila Calcite K487Tikkurila  M502
LRV: 35.96%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 35.39%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#A59EA9copy color code
RGB Decimal165, 158, 169copy color code
RGB Percent64.71%, 61.96%, 66.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 278° Saturation: 6.51% Value: 66.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(278, 6, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.37 Magenta: 6.51 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 33.73copy color code
YIQY: 161.347 I: 0.637 Q: 4.904copy color code
XYZX: 34.904 Y: 35.318 Z: 42.504copy color code
CIE LabL:65.995 a:4.625 b:-4.797copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.995 u:3.314 v:-7.826copy color code
Decimal10854057copy color code
Hunter lab59.429, 0.836, -0.804copy color code