Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back

Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40 paint color review

Official color page:Mouse's Back 40
Color code:40
Color name:Mouse's Back
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball's Mouse's Back is a warm and inviting grey-brown color that adds a cozy feel to any space. It's a versatile color that works well in a variety of settings, from traditional to contemporary. Use it as a neutral base color in a room and pair it with accent colors like soft blues, greens, or blush pinks for a calming and sophisticated look. It also works well with natural materials like wood and stone, making it a great choice for a rustic or earthy interior design scheme.

Mouse's Back for 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Mouse's Back

Mouse's Back 40 has an LRV of 26.25% 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 26.25% 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 Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

153, 137, 118

Is Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 33° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

40 Mouse's Back HSL code: 33, 15%, 53%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back:

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

Farrow and Ball 40 Mouse's Back

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.

Farrow and Ball 40 Mouse's Back

Color comparison

Mouse's Back 40 vs Plummet 272

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40 vs Farrow and Ball Plummet 272Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40
LRV: 26.25%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 26.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Mouse's Back 40 vs Yeabridge Green 287

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40 vs Farrow and Ball Yeabridge Green 287Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back 40
LRV: 26.25%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 30.43%
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#998976copy color code
RGB Decimal153, 137, 118copy color code
RGB Percent60.00%, 53.73%, 46.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 33° Saturation: 22.88% Value: 60.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(33, 15, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.46 Yellow: 22.88 Key: 40.0copy color code
YIQY: 139.618 I: 15.64 Q: -2.528copy color code
XYZX: 25.352 Y: 25.972 Z: 20.812copy color code
CIE LabL:58.011 a:2.845 b:12.397copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.011 u:11.004 v:16.081copy color code
Decimal10062198copy color code
Hunter lab50.963, -0.388, 11.461copy color code