RAL 7010

RAL Classic Tarpaulin grey

RAL Classic Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tarpaulin grey paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 7010. 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 7010
Color name: Tarpaulin grey
Brand:RAL Classic

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LRV of Tarpaulin grey

Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 has an LRV of 12.89% 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 12.89% 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 Tarpaulin grey undertones?

Green is RAL Classic Tarpaulin 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

88, 92, 86

Is RAL Classic Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 100° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 7010 Tarpaulin grey HSL code: 100, 3%, 35%

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

Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 vs Basalt grey RAL 7012

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

RAL Classic  Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 vs RAL Classic  Basalt grey RAL 7012RAL Classic  Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010
LRV: 12.89%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.11%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 vs RAL 830-5

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

RAL Classic  Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010 vs RAL Effect  RAL 830-5RAL Classic  Tarpaulin grey RAL 7010
LRV: 12.89%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 9.04%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#585C56copy color code
RGB Decimal88, 92, 86copy color code
RGB Percent34.51%, 36.08%, 33.73%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 6.52% Value: 36.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 3, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.35 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 6.52 Key: 63.92copy color code
YIQY: 90.12 I: -0.456 Q: -2.713copy color code
XYZX: 9.531 Y: 10.401 Z: 10.307copy color code
CIE LabL:38.552 a:-2.847 b:2.906copy color code
CIE LuvL:38.552 u:-1.9 v:4.072copy color code
Decimal5790806copy color code
Hunter lab32.25, -3.686, 3.627copy color code
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