Tikkurila V497 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full V497 paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful V497. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:V497
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V497 reviews

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of V497

V497 has an LRV of 15.07% 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 15.07% 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 V497 undertones?

Yellow is Tikkurila V497 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

109, 108, 103

Is Tikkurila V497 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 50° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

V497 HSL code: 50, 3%, 42%

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

V497 vs Basalt N499

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Tikkurila  V497 vs Tikkurila Basalt N499Tikkurila  V497
LRV: 15.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.11%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

V497 vs Java M448

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Tikkurila  V497 vs Tikkurila Java M448Tikkurila  V497
LRV: 15.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 15.1%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#6D6C67copy color code
RGB Decimal109, 108, 103copy color code
RGB Percent42.75%, 42.35%, 40.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 50° Saturation: 5.5% Value: 42.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(50, 3, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.92 Yellow: 5.5 Key: 57.25copy color code
YIQY: 107.729 I: 2.203 Q: -1.344copy color code
XYZX: 14.117 Y: 14.956 Z: 14.971copy color code
CIE LabL:45.573 a:-0.612 b:2.933copy color code
CIE LuvL:45.573 u:0.85 v:3.953copy color code
Decimal7171175copy color code
Hunter lab38.673, -2.518, 4.118copy color code
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