Jotun Zest 1626 paint color review

Color code:1626
Color name:Zest

NCS Code: S0515-Y

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LRV of Zest

Zest 1626 has an LRV of 82.29% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 82.29% 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 Jotun Zest undertones?

Red is Jotun Zest 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

251, 234, 190

Is Jotun Zest 1626 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 43° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1626 Zest HSL code: 43, 88%, 86%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Jotun Zest:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Jotun 1626 Zest

Color comparison

Zest 1626 vs Tropic Ginger 8070

Jotun Zest 1626 vs Jotun Tropic Ginger 8070Open Zest 1626
LRV: 82.29%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 80.86%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Zest 1626 vs Cheese Cake 1154

Jotun Zest 1626 vs Jotun Cheese Cake 1154Open Zest 1626
LRV: 82.29%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.22%
White color
Temperature: warm

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#fbeabecopy color code
RGB Decimal251, 234, 190copy color code
RGB Percent98.43%, 91.76%, 74.51%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 24.3% Value: 98.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 88, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.77 Yellow: 24.3 Key: 1.57copy color code
YIQY: 234.067 I: 24.269 Q: -10.097copy color code
XYZX: 78.5 Y: 83.075 Z: 60.601copy color code
CIE LabL:93.047 a:-0.914 b:23.498copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.047 u:12.824 v:33.852copy color code
Decimal16509630copy color code
Hunter lab91.145, -5.768, 24.381copy color code