RAL 5017

RAL Classic Traffic blue

RAL Classic Traffic blue RAL 5017 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Traffic blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 5017. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:RAL 5017
Color name: Traffic blue
Brand:RAL Classic

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LRV of Traffic blue

Traffic blue RAL 5017 has an LRV of 11.46% 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 11.46% 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 blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

0, 91, 140

Is RAL Classic Traffic blue RAL 5017 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 5017 Traffic blue HSL code: 201, 100%, 27%

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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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 blue:

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 blue RAL 5017 vs RAL 650-4

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

RAL Classic  Traffic blue RAL 5017 vs RAL Effect  RAL 650-4RAL Classic  Traffic blue RAL 5017
LRV: 11.46%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.66%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Traffic blue RAL 5017 vs RAL 640-4

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 blue RAL 5017 vs RAL Effect  RAL 640-4RAL Classic  Traffic blue RAL 5017
LRV: 11.46%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.57%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#005B8Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal0, 91, 140copy color code
RGB Percent0.00%, 35.69%, 54.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 100.0% Value: 54.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 100, 27)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 100.0 Magenta: 35.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 45.1copy color code
YIQY: 69.377 I: -69.973 Q: -4.001copy color code
XYZX: 8.472 Y: 9.374 Z: 26.167copy color code
CIE LabL:36.695 a:-3.781 b:-33.49copy color code
CIE LuvL:36.695 u:-23.342 v:-46.571copy color code
Decimal23436copy color code
Hunter lab30.618, -4.186, -29.239copy color code
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