Tikkurila Rain

Tikkurila Rain J490 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rain paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful J490. 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.

Color code:J490
Color name:Rain

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LRV of Rain

Rain J490 has an LRV of 43.78% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 43.78% 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 Rain undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

165, 179, 194

Is Tikkurila Rain J490 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 211° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

J490 Rain HSL code: 211, 19%, 70%

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 Tikkurila Rain:

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

Rain J490 vs Wave H440

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

Tikkurila Rain J490 vs Tikkurila Wave H440Tikkurila Rain J490
LRV: 43.78%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Rain J490 vs J438

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Tikkurila Rain J490 vs Tikkurila  J438Tikkurila Rain J490
LRV: 43.78%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 45.43%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A5B3C2copy color code
RGB Decimal165, 179, 194copy color code
RGB Percent64.71%, 70.20%, 76.08%copy color code
HSVHue: 211° Saturation: 14.95% Value: 76.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(211, 19, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 14.95 Magenta: 7.73 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.92copy color code
YIQY: 176.524 I: -13.163 Q: 1.706copy color code
XYZX: 41.372 Y: 44.134 Z: 57.363copy color code
CIE LabL:72.318 a:-1.751 b:-9.258copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.318 u:-8.286 v:-13.756copy color code
Decimal10859458copy color code
Hunter lab66.433, -5.096, -4.692copy color code
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