RAL 590-2

RAL Effect

RAL Effect RAL 590-2 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full RAL 590-2 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 590-2. 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 590-2
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Brand:RAL Effect

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LRV of RAL 590-2

RAL 590-2 has an LRV of 6.88% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 6.88% 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 590-2 undertones?

Blue and Purple are RAL Effect RAL 590-2 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

66, 66, 118

Is RAL Effect RAL 590-2 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 240° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 590-2 HSL code: 240, 28%, 36%

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 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 590-2 vs RAL 590-3

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 590-2 vs RAL Effect  RAL 590-3RAL Effect  RAL 590-2
LRV: 6.88%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

RAL 590-2 vs RAL 580-5

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

RAL Effect  RAL 590-2 vs RAL Effect  RAL 580-5RAL Effect  RAL 590-2
LRV: 6.88%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.1%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#424276copy color code
RGB Decimal66, 66, 118copy color code
RGB Percent25.88%, 25.88%, 46.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 240° Saturation: 44.07% Value: 46.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(240, 28, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 44.07 Magenta: 44.07 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 53.73copy color code
YIQY: 71.928 I: -16.71 Q: 16.182copy color code
XYZX: 7.464 Y: 6.362 Z: 17.969copy color code
CIE LabL:30.309 a:14.507 b:-29.861copy color code
CIE LuvL:30.309 u:-2.933 v:-40.65copy color code
Decimal4342390copy color code
Hunter lab25.224, 8.678, -24.582copy color code