RAL 870-6

RAL Effect

RAL Effect RAL 870-6 paint color review

Color code:RAL 870-6
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Brand:RAL Effect

RAL 870-6 is a dark black shade with a luxurious appearance. RAL 870-6 works particularly well in modern and minimalist design styles, as well as in industrial and urban settings. However, it's important to balance it with lighter colors and textures to avoid making the space feel too dark and heavy

The nearest colors to RAL 870-6 are RAL Classic Grey brown and RAL Effect RAL 870-M, which are also dark black colors.

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LRV of RAL 870-6

RAL 870-6 has an LRV of 4.9% 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 4.90% 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 870-6 undertones?

Red is RAL Effect RAL 870-6 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

61, 55, 55

Is RAL Effect RAL 870-6 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 0° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 870-6 HSL code: 0, 5%, 23%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 870-6 vs Yellow olive RAL 6014

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

RAL Effect  RAL 870-6 vs RAL Classic  Yellow olive RAL 6014RAL Effect  RAL 870-6
LRV: 4.9%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 7.84%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

RAL 870-6 vs RAL 790-3

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

RAL Effect  RAL 870-6 vs RAL Effect  RAL 790-3RAL Effect  RAL 870-6
LRV: 4.9%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 4.48%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#3D3737copy color code
RGB Decimal61, 55, 55copy color code
RGB Percent23.92%, 21.57%, 21.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 0° Saturation: 9.84% Value: 23.92%copy color code
HSLhsl(0, 5, 23)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 9.84 Yellow: 9.84 Key: 76.08copy color code
YIQY: 56.794 I: 3.575 Q: 1.269copy color code
XYZX: 3.98 Y: 4.0 Z: 4.176copy color code
CIE LabL:23.673 a:2.626 b:0.955copy color code
CIE LuvL:23.673 u:3.15 v:0.681copy color code
Decimal4011831copy color code
Hunter lab20.001, 0.519, 1.622copy color code