Tikkurila Wave

Tikkurila Wave H440 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Wave paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful H440. 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:H440
Color name:Wave

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LRV of Wave

Wave H440 has an LRV of 49.47% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 49.47% 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 Wave undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

170, 194, 192

Is Tikkurila Wave H440 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 175° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

H440 Wave HSL code: 175, 16%, 71%

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 Green 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.

Color comparison

Wave H440 vs K492

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

Tikkurila Wave H440 vs Tikkurila  K492Tikkurila Wave H440
LRV: 49.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Wave H440 vs J438

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Tikkurila Wave H440 vs Tikkurila  J438Tikkurila Wave H440
LRV: 49.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#AAC2C0copy color code
RGB Decimal170, 194, 192copy color code
RGB Percent66.67%, 76.08%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 175° Saturation: 12.37% Value: 76.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(175, 16, 71)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.37 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.03 Key: 23.92copy color code
YIQY: 186.596 I: -13.659 Q: -5.699copy color code
XYZX: 45.381 Y: 50.934 Z: 57.295copy color code
CIE LabL:76.639 a:-8.513 b:-1.744copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.639 u:-12.807 v:-1.178copy color code
Decimal11190976copy color code
Hunter lab71.368, -11.392, 2.359copy color code