I love the warmth and freshness but it’s a wee bit darker than I want and Aesthetic White is too light. I am not choosing paint for my new build and I should have hired you ??????? We have steel wool in our little bath and it’s so great! 4 points higher. Black has a light reflectance value of 0% and absorbs all light. And I agree that Aesthetic White is TOO much of a shift…play around with Accessible if it has the bones you’re looking for . Your email address will not be published. Thanks to this particular post scads of pieces from your other posts have fallen into place. Look at the above photo of the wine bar painted SW Cyberspace (LRV of 6). Super helpful article! However, more importantly, you have to remember that the sun moves (or does the earth move? Online decorating and e-design, e-decor consultations. As for the undertones, it’s hard to say as that area is south facing, compared to the north facing area that I have Creamy in (where it isn’t darkened). So here’s what usually happens…, YES! If that interests you, the link is here https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ but I’ve run out of time …crappers. Tip To Choose The Right Paint Colors Understand Your Light. Its number generally relates to the percentage of light it reflects back. Help! It is impossible to cleanly change paint colors on rounded walls. I used BM Cloud White with Creamy, just a soft, warm white – they sit really nicely together. Lightening a paint colour by 50% seems to result in an approx. Lrv Paint Color Chart. 25 % darker would lower the LRV as you’ve indicated in your fab article. Hey again Brooke! LRV refers to how light or how dark a paint colour … https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/category/tips-ideas/home-staging-ideas/, https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-best-paint-colours-for-east-facing-rooms/, https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-best-paint-colours-for-west-facing-rooms/, https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/, The BEST Way to Decorate Using Trends (and SAVE MONEY! Thanks for all you do–and what you’ve done for me. You’ll win in a landslide. Thank you! Thanks for this and your other LRV blog post. Basically, on a larger scale, you see that the colour looks different than you thought it would. It gets some northern light but not much and we definitely need an LRV in the 60s. I can then take all of your details/finishes into consideration, along with your personal tastes! Explore popular colors, be inspired by Color Trends with ColorSmart, and visualize paint colors in your room with Paint Your Place. I’ll match the upper kitchen cabinets to the trim color. I have two bedrooms with northwest facing 6 ft. wide windows and am considering Creamy for those rooms to lighten and brighten them up from my current Softer Tan, which in my opinion is too dark in those rooms, and especially in the windowless jack and jill bathroom connecting them. Ha! 64 (like Edgecomb Gray), you can expect 50% to take it somewhere around 74-ish (math is not my strong-point). Please just ask if you would like to borrow any of my images (with full credit) and I’m sure that I’ll be happy to oblige. (There’s already plenty of black on the range and refrigerator to “ground” the light colors.) You WILL notice it if you place the original and the tweaked version next to each other on the same wall. Hi Charlene, I’m so glad you found the tips helpful! Blues tend to be hard to know how the LRV interacts with North and South facing rooms. ~Kylie. I never really understood LRV before. I actually have an Edesign business that I’ve created for questions like yours! It may take me until February at my rate. If you have a really well-lit room and you choose a colour with a high LRV (especially 70+) it WILL wash-out. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Benjamin … It has depth and interest and maybe isn’t AS dark/plain as you thought it would be. However, when you lighten a colour by 50%, you are MORE LIKELY to notice a shift in the way the undertones advance or recede. I tell you all about them, their secret nuances and undertones and you look at them and think, ‘hmmm, those are super dark grays but I just don’t see those undertones she’s talking about‘. So, back to that whole LRV, percentage jazz….