RAL 6017

RAL Classic May green

RAL Classic May green RAL 6017 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full May green paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 6017. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:RAL 6017
Color name: May green
Brand:RAL Classic

LRV of May green

May green RAL 6017 has an LRV of 20.05% 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 20.05% 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 RAL Classic May green undertones?

Green is RAL Classic May green 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

88, 127, 64

Is RAL Classic May green RAL 6017 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 97° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 6017 May green HSL code: 97, 33%, 37%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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

May green RAL 6017 vs RAL 240-M

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

RAL Classic  May green RAL 6017 vs RAL Effect  RAL 240-MRAL Classic  May green RAL 6017
LRV: 20.05%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.97%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

May green RAL 6017 vs RAL 230-4

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

RAL Classic  May green RAL 6017 vs RAL Effect  RAL 230-4RAL Classic  May green RAL 6017
LRV: 20.05%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.21%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#587F40copy color code
RGB Decimal88, 127, 64copy color code
RGB Percent34.51%, 49.80%, 25.10%copy color code
HSVHue: 97° Saturation: 49.61% Value: 49.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(97, 33, 37)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 30.71 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 49.61 Key: 50.2copy color code
YIQY: 108.157 I: -2.995 Q: -27.856copy color code
XYZX: 12.539 Y: 17.623 Z: 7.59copy color code
CIE LabL:49.036 a:-25.794 b:29.82copy color code
CIE LuvL:49.036 u:-19.419 v:38.863copy color code
Decimal5799744copy color code
Hunter lab41.98, -20.149, 18.666copy color code
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