S488

Tikkurila

Tikkurila S488 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full S488 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful S488. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:S488
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Brand:Tikkurila

S488 reviews

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of S488

S488 has an LRV of 11.02% 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 11.02% 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 Tikkurila S488 undertones?

Red is Tikkurila S488 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#5F5B5E

RGB code:

95, 91, 94

Is Tikkurila S488 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 315° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

S488 HSL code: 315, 2%, 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.

  • Warm Grey 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

S488 vs Bonsai N448

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Tikkurila  S488 vs Tikkurila Bonsai N448Tikkurila  S488
LRV: 11.02%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

S488 vs Wrought iron Y500

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Tikkurila  S488 vs Tikkurila Wrought iron Y500Tikkurila  S488
LRV: 11.02%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.79%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#5F5B5Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal95, 91, 94copy color code
RGB Percent37.25%, 35.69%, 36.86%copy color code
HSVHue: 315° Saturation: 4.21% Value: 37.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(315, 2, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.21 Yellow: 1.05 Key: 62.75copy color code
YIQY: 92.538 I: 1.42 Q: 1.78copy color code
XYZX: 10.48 Y: 10.723 Z: 12.104copy color code
CIE LabL:39.11 a:2.218 b:-1.148copy color code
CIE LuvL:39.11 u:2.06 v:-1.805copy color code
Decimal6249310copy color code
Hunter lab32.746, -0.178, 1.007copy color code