Tikkurila Shantung

Tikkurila Shantung V481 paint color review

Color code:V481
Color name:Shantung

Shantung V481 is a pale pink color. Shantung can be used to create a sleek and modern aesthetic. The warm gray undertones give this muted pink color a cozy, pensive vibe. It is possible to pair with a green-based white for a timeless finish.

The nearest colors to V481 are RAL Effect RAL 860-M and Tikkurila H481, which are also muted pink colors.

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LRV of Shantung

Shantung V481 has an LRV of 45% 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 45.00% 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 Shantung undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

183, 171, 169

Is Tikkurila Shantung V481 cool or warm?

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With a hue of 9° this Pink refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

V481 Shantung HSL code: 9, 9%, 69%

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 Pink will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Tikkurila Shantung:

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

Shantung V481 vs Granite K499

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

Tikkurila Shantung V481 vs Tikkurila Granite K499Tikkurila Shantung V481
LRV: 45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Shantung V481 vs Serpentine V447

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

Tikkurila Shantung V481 vs Tikkurila Serpentine V447Tikkurila Shantung V481
LRV: 45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#B7ABA9copy color code
RGB Decimal183, 171, 169copy color code
RGB Percent71.76%, 67.06%, 66.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 9° Saturation: 7.65% Value: 71.76%copy color code
HSLhsl(9, 9, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.56 Yellow: 7.65 Key: 28.24copy color code
YIQY: 174.36 I: 7.793 Q: 1.916copy color code
XYZX: 41.251 Y: 42.058 Z: 43.47copy color code
CIE LabL:70.911 a:3.945 b:2.579copy color code
CIE LuvL:70.911 u:7.159 v:3.064copy color code
Decimal12037033copy color code
Hunter lab64.852, 0.049, 5.655copy color code
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