Tikkurila Petrol

Tikkurila Petrol S491 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Petrol paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful S491. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:S491
Color name:Petrol

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LRV of Petrol

Petrol S491 has an LRV of 12.77% 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 12.77% 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 Petrol undertones?

Blue is Tikkurila Petrol 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

89, 103, 109

Is Tikkurila Petrol S491 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 198° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

S491 Petrol HSL code: 198, 10%, 39%

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 Grey 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila Petrol:

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Petrol S491 vs Bonsai N448

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Tikkurila Petrol S491 vs Tikkurila Bonsai N448Tikkurila Petrol S491
LRV: 12.77%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.77%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Petrol S491 vs Fig V502

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

Tikkurila Petrol S491 vs Tikkurila Fig V502Tikkurila Petrol S491
LRV: 12.77%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.77%
Medium 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#59676Dcopy color code
RGB Decimal89, 103, 109copy color code
RGB Percent34.90%, 40.39%, 42.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 198° Saturation: 18.35% Value: 42.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(198, 10, 39)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 18.35 Magenta: 5.5 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 57.25copy color code
YIQY: 99.498 I: -10.271 Q: -1.094copy color code
XYZX: 11.729 Y: 12.928 Z: 16.341copy color code
CIE LabL:42.655 a:-3.889 b:-5.156copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.655 u:-7.549 v:-6.359copy color code
Decimal5859181copy color code
Hunter lab35.956, -4.692, -1.777copy color code