Tikkurila Mole

Tikkurila Mole L487 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mole paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful L487. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:L487
Color name:Mole

Mole 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Mole

Mole L487 has an LRV of 19.8% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 19.80% 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 Mole undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

129, 121, 113

Is Tikkurila Mole L487 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 30° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

L487 Mole HSL code: 30, 7%, 47%

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 Grey 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 Mole:

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

Mole L487 vs Surf S500

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Tikkurila Mole L487 vs Tikkurila Surf S500Tikkurila Mole L487
LRV: 19.8%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.57%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#817971copy color code
RGB Decimal129, 121, 113copy color code
RGB Percent50.59%, 47.45%, 44.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 30° Saturation: 12.4% Value: 50.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(30, 7, 47)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.2 Yellow: 12.4 Key: 49.41copy color code
YIQY: 122.48 I: 7.338 Q: -0.797copy color code
XYZX: 18.871 Y: 19.534 Z: 18.395copy color code
CIE LabL:51.307 a:1.574 b:5.483copy color code
CIE LuvL:51.307 u:5.2 v:7.081copy color code
Decimal8485233copy color code
Hunter lab44.198, -1.133, 6.262copy color code