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Tikkurila Beeswax L396 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Beeswax paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful L396. 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:L396
Color name:Beeswax

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LRV of Beeswax

Beeswax L396 has an LRV of 30.81% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 30.81% 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.

What are Tikkurila Beeswax undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

190, 142, 89

Is Tikkurila Beeswax L396 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 31° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

L396 Beeswax HSL code: 31, 44%, 55%

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 Tikkurila Beeswax:

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Beeswax L396 vs Curry L395

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Tikkurila Beeswax L396 vs Tikkurila Curry L395Tikkurila Beeswax L396
LRV: 30.81%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 30.81%
Medium 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#BE8E59copy color code
RGB Decimal190, 142, 89copy color code
RGB Percent74.51%, 55.69%, 34.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 31° Saturation: 53.16% Value: 74.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(31, 44, 55)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 25.26 Yellow: 53.16 Key: 25.49copy color code
YIQY: 150.31 I: 45.634 Q: -6.34copy color code
XYZX: 32.713 Y: 31.017 Z: 13.712copy color code
CIE LabL:62.522 a:11.944 b:35.133copy color code
CIE LuvL:62.522 u:36.479 v:40.209copy color code
Decimal12488281copy color code
Hunter lab55.693, 7.385, 24.387copy color code