X438

Tikkurila Secret

Tikkurila Secret X438 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Secret paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful X438. 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:X438
Color name:Secret
Brand:Tikkurila

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LRV of Secret

Secret X438 has an LRV of 51.87% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 51.87% 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 Secret undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#B6C2C4

RGB code:

182, 194, 196

Is Tikkurila Secret X438 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 189° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

X438 Secret HSL code: 189, 11%, 74%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila Secret:

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.

Tikkurila X438 Secret

Color comparison

Secret X438 vs J491

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Tikkurila Secret X438 vs Tikkurila  J491Tikkurila Secret X438
LRV: 51.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 52.49%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Secret X438 vs K500

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

Tikkurila Secret X438 vs Tikkurila  K500Tikkurila Secret X438
LRV: 51.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 48.7%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b6c2c4copy color code
RGB Decimal182, 194, 196copy color code
RGB Percent71.37%, 76.08%, 76.86%copy color code
HSVHue: 189° Saturation: 7.14% Value: 76.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(189, 11, 74)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 7.14 Magenta: 1.02 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.14copy color code
YIQY: 190.64 I: -7.793 Q: -1.916copy color code
XYZX: 48.544 Y: 52.514 Z: 59.788copy color code
CIE LabL:77.587 a:-3.721 b:-2.419copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.587 u:-6.706 v:-3.005copy color code
Decimal11977412copy color code
Hunter lab72.466, -7.241, 1.809copy color code
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