Tikkurila Grotto

Tikkurila Grotto M449 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Grotto paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M449. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M449
Color name:Grotto

Grotto for bedroom

  • Green accent wal in a bedroom Tikkurila M449 Grotto
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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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Grotto

Grotto M449 has an LRV of 10.21% 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 10.21% 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 Grotto undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

91, 91, 74

Is Tikkurila Grotto M449 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M449 Grotto HSL code: 60, 10%, 32%

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

Color comparison

Grotto M449 vs Beetroot M425

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Tikkurila Grotto M449 vs Tikkurila Beetroot M425Tikkurila Grotto M449
LRV: 10.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.21%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Grotto M449 vs Abyss N439

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Tikkurila Grotto M449 vs Tikkurila Abyss N439Tikkurila Grotto M449
LRV: 10.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#5B5B4Acopy color code
RGB Decimal91, 91, 74copy color code
RGB Percent35.69%, 35.69%, 29.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 18.68% Value: 35.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 10, 32)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 18.68 Key: 64.31copy color code
YIQY: 89.062 I: 5.463 Q: -5.29copy color code
XYZX: 9.291 Y: 10.201 Z: 7.956copy color code
CIE LabL:38.201 a:-3.293 b:9.835copy color code
CIE LuvL:38.201 u:0.888 v:12.314copy color code
Decimal5987146copy color code
Hunter lab31.939, -3.965, 7.588copy color code
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