RAL 520-3

RAL Effect

RAL Effect RAL 520-3 paint color review

Color code:RAL 520-3
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Brand:RAL Effect

RAL 520-3 by RAL Effect is a beautiful dusky shade of pink. It can be used as an accent color to create contrast or as a backdrop to highlight other elements in the space. As a result of the muted violet note, RAL 520-3 has subtle warmth and is ideal for add interest to classic schemes. It is possible to pair with a green-based white for a timeless finish.

The nearest colors to RAL 520-3 are RAL Effect RAL 520-2 and RAL Effect RAL 510-2, which are also muted pink colors.

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LRV of RAL 520-3

RAL 520-3 has an LRV of 48.26% 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 48.26% 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 520-3 undertones?

Red is RAL Effect RAL 520-3 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

220, 165, 192

Is RAL Effect RAL 520-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 331° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 520-3 HSL code: 331, 44%, 75%

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.

  • Warm Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 520-3 vs RAL 470-1

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

RAL Effect  RAL 520-3 vs RAL Effect  RAL 470-1RAL Effect  RAL 520-3
LRV: 48.26%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.94%
Light color
Temperature: warm

RAL 520-3 vs RAL 550-2

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

RAL Effect  RAL 520-3 vs RAL Effect  RAL 550-2RAL Effect  RAL 520-3
LRV: 48.26%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 54.45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#DCA5C0copy color code
RGB Decimal220, 165, 192copy color code
RGB Percent86.27%, 64.71%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 331° Saturation: 25.0% Value: 86.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(331, 44, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 25.0 Yellow: 12.73 Key: 13.73copy color code
YIQY: 184.523 I: 24.098 Q: 20.037copy color code
XYZX: 52.484 Y: 45.934 Z: 55.956copy color code
CIE LabL:73.502 a:24.417 b:-5.884copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.502 u:31.553 v:-13.116copy color code
Decimal14460352copy color code
Hunter lab67.774, 19.623, -1.509copy color code