RAL 170-M

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RAL Effect RAL 170-M paint color review

Let’s dive into a full RAL 170-M paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 170-M. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:RAL 170-M
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Brand:RAL Effect

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LRV of RAL 170-M

RAL 170-M has an LRV of 40.12% 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 40.12% 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 Effect RAL 170-M undertones?

Blue is RAL Effect RAL 170-M 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

167, 168, 185

Is RAL Effect RAL 170-M cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 237° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 170-M HSL code: 237, 11%, 69%

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

RAL 170-M vs RAL 180-M

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

RAL Effect  RAL 170-M vs RAL Effect  RAL 180-MRAL Effect  RAL 170-M
LRV: 40.12%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 40.12%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

RAL 170-M vs Agate Grey RAL 7038

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

RAL Effect  RAL 170-M vs RAL Classic Agate Grey RAL 7038RAL Effect  RAL 170-M
LRV: 40.12%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 40.12%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A7A8B9copy color code
RGB Decimal167, 168, 185copy color code
RGB Percent65.49%, 65.88%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 237° Saturation: 9.73% Value: 72.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(237, 11, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 9.73 Magenta: 9.19 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 27.45copy color code
YIQY: 169.639 I: -6.059 Q: 5.079copy color code
XYZX: 38.693 Y: 39.723 Z: 51.515copy color code
CIE LabL:69.272 a:3.018 b:-8.822copy color code
CIE LuvL:69.272 u:-1.528 v:-13.75copy color code
Decimal10987705copy color code
Hunter lab63.026, -0.71, -4.342copy color code
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