RAL 9017

RAL Classic Traffic black

RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017 paint color review

Color code:RAL 9017
Color name:Traffic black
Brand:RAL Classic

RAL 9017 Traffic black is a dark black shade that can add a bold and dramatic statement to any interior space. RAL 9017 can be used to create a sleek and modern aesthetic.pairs well with metallic accents and natural wood textures for a high-contrast look. However, it's important to balance it with lighter colors and textures to avoid making the space feel too dark and heavy

The nearest colors to RAL 9017 are RAL Classic Signal black and RAL Effect RAL 790-4, which are also dark black colors.

Traffic black 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Traffic black

Traffic black RAL 9017 has an LRV of 3.87% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 3.87% 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 RAL Classic Traffic black undertones?

Blue and Purple are RAL Classic Traffic black undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

41, 41, 42

Is RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 240° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 9017 Traffic black HSL code: 240, 1%, 16%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with RAL Classic Traffic black:

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

Traffic black RAL 9017 vs Black grey RAL 7021

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

RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017 vs RAL Classic  Black grey RAL 7021RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017
LRV: 3.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.48%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Traffic black RAL 9017 vs Graphite black RAL 9011

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017 vs RAL Classic  Graphite black RAL 9011RAL Classic Traffic black RAL 9017
LRV: 3.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#29292Acopy color code
RGB Decimal41, 41, 42copy color code
RGB Percent16.08%, 16.08%, 16.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 240° Saturation: 2.38% Value: 16.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(240, 1, 16)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.38 Magenta: 2.38 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 83.53copy color code
YIQY: 41.114 I: -0.321 Q: 0.311copy color code
XYZX: 2.125 Y: 2.224 Z: 2.507copy color code
CIE LabL:16.624 a:0.242 b:-0.652copy color code
CIE LuvL:16.624 u:-0.045 v:-0.627copy color code
Decimal2697514copy color code
Hunter lab14.915, -0.666, 0.473copy color code
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