RAL 7001

RAL Classic Silver grey

RAL Classic Silver grey RAL 7001 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Silver grey paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 7001. 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:RAL 7001
Color name: Silver grey
Brand:RAL Classic

Silver grey for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Silver grey

Silver grey RAL 7001 has an LRV of 31.66% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 31.66% 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 Classic Silver grey undertones?

Blue is RAL Classic Silver grey 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

140, 151, 156

Is RAL Classic Silver grey RAL 7001 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 199° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 7001 Silver grey HSL code: 199, 7%, 58%

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 Grey 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

Silver grey RAL 7001 vs Signal grey RAL 7004

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

RAL Classic  Silver grey RAL 7001 vs RAL Classic  Signal grey RAL 7004RAL Classic  Silver grey RAL 7001
LRV: 31.66%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 34.79%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Silver grey RAL 7001 vs RAL 820-M

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

RAL Classic  Silver grey RAL 7001 vs RAL Effect  RAL 820-MRAL Classic  Silver grey RAL 7001
LRV: 31.66%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 28.63%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#8C979Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal140, 151, 156copy color code
RGB Percent54.90%, 59.22%, 61.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 199° Saturation: 10.26% Value: 61.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(199, 7, 58)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 10.26 Magenta: 3.21 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 38.82copy color code
YIQY: 148.281 I: -8.162 Q: -0.771copy color code
XYZX: 27.881 Y: 30.109 Z: 35.786copy color code
CIE LabL:61.748 a:-2.9 b:-3.974copy color code
CIE LuvL:61.748 u:-6.268 v:-5.299copy color code
Decimal9213852copy color code
Hunter lab54.871, -5.327, -0.258copy color code
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