RAL 3020

RAL Classic Traffic red

RAL Classic Traffic red RAL 3020 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Traffic red paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 3020. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:RAL 3020
Color name: Traffic red
Brand:RAL Classic

Traffic red 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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Traffic red

Traffic red RAL 3020 has an LRV of 14.16% 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 14.16% 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 red undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

187, 31, 17

Is RAL Classic Traffic red RAL 3020 cool or warm?

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With a hue of 5° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 3020 Traffic red HSL code: 5, 83%, 40%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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

Traffic red RAL 3020 vs RAL 440-6

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

RAL Classic  Traffic red RAL 3020 vs RAL Effect  RAL 440-6RAL Classic  Traffic red RAL 3020
LRV: 14.16%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.16%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Traffic red RAL 3020 vs RAL 450-M

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

RAL Classic  Traffic red RAL 3020 vs RAL Effect  RAL 450-MRAL Classic  Traffic red RAL 3020
LRV: 14.16%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.16%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#BB1F11copy color code
RGB Decimal187, 31, 17copy color code
RGB Percent73.33%, 12.16%, 6.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 5° Saturation: 90.91% Value: 73.33%copy color code
HSLhsl(5, 83, 40)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 83.42 Yellow: 90.91 Key: 26.67copy color code
YIQY: 76.048 I: 97.459 Q: 28.643copy color code
XYZX: 21.087 Y: 11.589 Z: 1.657copy color code
CIE LabL:40.555 a:58.919 b:47.949copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.555 u:118.17 v:28.178copy color code
Decimal12263185copy color code
Hunter lab34.042, 50.997, 20.944copy color code
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