RAL Classic Zinc yellow RAL 1018 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Zinc yellow paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful RAL 1018. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:RAL 1018
Color name: Zinc yellow
Brand:RAL Classic

Zinc yellow for bedroom

  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 bedroom
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 bedroom
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 bedroom
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

RAL Classic Zinc yellow reviews

  • Zinc yellow RAL 1018 office interior
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  • Zinc yellow RAL 1018 stairs
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  • Zinc yellow RAL 1018 outdoor door
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  • Zinc yellow RAL 1018 outdoor door
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 wall
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 kitchen interior
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  • RAL Classic undefined RAL 1018 living room
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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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What are RAL Classic Zinc yellow undertones?

Yellow is RAL Classic Zinc yellow 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

250, 202, 49

Is RAL Classic Zinc yellow RAL 1018 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

RAL 1018 Zinc yellow HSL code: 46, 95%, 59%

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 Yellow 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

Zinc yellow RAL 1018 vs RAL 260-4

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

RAL Classic  Zinc yellow RAL 1018 vs RAL Effect  RAL 260-4Open  Zinc yellow RAL 1018
LRV: 63.81%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.88%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Zinc yellow

Zinc yellow RAL 1018 has an LRV of 63.81% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 63.81% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#FACA31copy color code
RGB Decimal250, 202, 49copy color code
RGB Percent98.04%, 79.22%, 19.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 80.4% Value: 98.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 95, 59)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 19.2 Yellow: 80.4 Key: 1.96copy color code
YIQY: 198.91 I: 77.769 Q: -37.46copy color code
XYZX: 61.103 Y: 62.791 Z: 11.807copy color code
CIE LabL:83.332 a:3.373 b:75.891copy color code
CIE LuvL:83.332 u:40.663 v:82.215copy color code
Decimal16435761copy color code
Hunter lab79.241, -1.03, 46.635copy color code
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