RAL 540-5

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RAL Effect RAL 540-5 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full RAL 540-5 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 540-5. Find out if this gorgeous warm 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 540-5
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Brand:RAL Effect

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LRV of RAL 540-5

RAL 540-5 has an LRV of 13.22% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 13.22% 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 540-5 undertones?

Purple and Red are RAL Effect RAL 540-5 undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

129, 83, 122

Is RAL Effect RAL 540-5 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 309° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 540-5 HSL code: 309, 22%, 42%

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 Purple 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 540-5 vs RAL 510-M

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

RAL Effect  RAL 540-5 vs RAL Effect  RAL 510-MRAL Effect  RAL 540-5
LRV: 13.22%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.55%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

RAL 540-5 vs RAL 560-6

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

RAL Effect  RAL 540-5 vs RAL Effect  RAL 560-6RAL Effect  RAL 540-5
LRV: 13.22%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 17.76%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#81537Acopy color code
RGB Decimal129, 83, 122copy color code
RGB Percent50.59%, 32.55%, 47.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 309° Saturation: 35.66% Value: 50.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(309, 22, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 35.66 Yellow: 5.43 Key: 49.41copy color code
YIQY: 101.2 I: 14.879 Q: 21.867copy color code
XYZX: 15.659 Y: 12.259 Z: 19.949copy color code
CIE LabL:41.625 a:25.715 b:-14.238copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.625 u:23.608 v:-23.26copy color code
Decimal8475514copy color code
Hunter lab35.013, 18.556, -9.271copy color code
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