RAL 230 85 05

RAL Design Polar Soft Blue

RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Polar Soft Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 230 85 05. 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 230 85 05
Color name:Polar Soft Blue
Brand:RAL Design

LRV of Polar Soft Blue

Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 has an LRV of 67.24% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 67.24% 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 Design Polar Soft Blue undertones?

Blue is RAL Design Polar Soft Blue 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

206, 217, 221

Is RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 196° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 230 85 05 Polar Soft Blue HSL code: 196, 18%, 84%

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

Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 vs RAL 170-4

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

RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 vs RAL Effect  RAL 170-4RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05
LRV: 67.24%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 69.3%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 vs RAL 730-1

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

RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05 vs RAL Effect  RAL 730-1RAL Design Polar Soft Blue RAL 230 85 05
LRV: 67.24%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 72.97%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#CED9DDcopy color code
RGB Decimal206, 217, 221copy color code
RGB Percent80.78%, 85.10%, 86.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 196° Saturation: 6.79% Value: 86.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(196, 18, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.79 Magenta: 1.81 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 13.33copy color code
YIQY: 214.167 I: -7.84 Q: -1.082copy color code
XYZX: 63.314 Y: 67.967 Z: 78.17copy color code
CIE LabL:85.99 a:-2.939 b:-3.239copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.99 u:-6.25 v:-4.455copy color code
Decimal13556189copy color code
Hunter lab82.442, -7.19, 1.492copy color code
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