Tikkurila Nephrite

Tikkurila Nephrite N494 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Nephrite paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N494. 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:N494
Color name:Nephrite

Nephrite for 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Nephrite

Nephrite N494 has an LRV of 23.97% 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 23.97% 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 Nephrite undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

128, 138, 128

Is Tikkurila Nephrite N494 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 120° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N494 Nephrite HSL code: 120, 4%, 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 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila Nephrite:

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

Tikkurila N494 Nephrite

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 N494 Nephrite

Color comparison

Nephrite N494 vs Arctic Willow M495

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Tikkurila Nephrite N494 vs Tikkurila Arctic Willow M495Tikkurila Nephrite N494
LRV: 23.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Nephrite N494 vs K444

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Tikkurila Nephrite N494 vs Tikkurila  K444Tikkurila Nephrite N494
LRV: 23.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Nephrite N494 vs S447

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Tikkurila Nephrite N494 vs Tikkurila  S447Tikkurila Nephrite N494
LRV: 23.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.97%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

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#808a80copy color code
RGB Decimal128, 138, 128copy color code
RGB Percent50.20%, 54.12%, 50.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 120° Saturation: 7.25% Value: 54.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(120, 4, 52)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 7.25 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 7.25 Key: 45.88copy color code
YIQY: 133.87 I: -2.746 Q: -5.227copy color code
XYZX: 21.886 Y: 24.325 Z: 23.958copy color code
CIE LabL:56.411 a:-5.654 b:4.104copy color code
CIE LuvL:56.411 u:-5.103 v:6.601copy color code
Decimal8424064copy color code
Hunter lab49.32, -7.1, 5.722copy color code
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