RAL 180-1

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RAL Effect RAL 180-1 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full RAL 180-1 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 180-1. 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:RAL 180-1
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Brand:RAL Effect

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LRV of RAL 180-1

RAL 180-1 has an LRV of 48.51% 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 48.51% 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 180-1 undertones?

Blue is RAL Effect RAL 180-1 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

174, 188, 198

Is RAL Effect RAL 180-1 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 205° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 180-1 HSL code: 205, 17%, 73%

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.

Color comparison

RAL 180-1 vs RAL 170-M

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

RAL Effect  RAL 180-1 vs RAL Effect  RAL 170-MRAL Effect  RAL 180-1
LRV: 48.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 48.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

RAL 180-1 vs RAL 850-1

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

RAL Effect  RAL 180-1 vs RAL Effect  RAL 850-1RAL Effect  RAL 180-1
LRV: 48.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 48.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#AEBCC6copy color code
RGB Decimal174, 188, 198copy color code
RGB Percent68.24%, 73.73%, 77.65%copy color code
HSVHue: 205° Saturation: 12.12% Value: 77.65%copy color code
HSLhsl(205, 17, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.12 Magenta: 5.05 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 22.35copy color code
YIQY: 184.954 I: -11.556 Q: 0.15copy color code
XYZX: 45.629 Y: 49.042 Z: 60.473copy color code
CIE LabL:75.477 a:-2.794 b:-6.679copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.477 u:-8.093 v:-9.662copy color code
Decimal11451590copy color code
Hunter lab70.03, -6.248, -2.178copy color code
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