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African Brown Color

HEX #574524 / RGB (87, 69, 36)

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What is African Brown Color?

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African Brown has the hex code #574524. The equivalent RGB values are (87, 69, 36), which means it is composed of 45% red, 36% green and 19% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:21 Y:59 K:66. In the HSV/HSB scale, African Brown has a hue of 39°, 59% saturation and a brightness value of 34%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

African Brown is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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African Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#574524
RGB Values(87, 69, 36)
CMYK Values(0%, 21%, 59%, 66%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 59%, 34%)
Closest Web Safe#663333
Inverse Color#A8BADB [Light Steel Blue]
Closest Pantone®7553 C
Closest RAL8011 [Nut brown]
Complementary Color#243657 [Space Cadet]
African Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#404040
Weighted Average (Most Common)#474747
Weighted Average (Luma)#464646
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8B8B8B

African Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 574524. Complementary color is 243657

Complementary Palette

The complement of African Brown is Space Cadet with the hex code #243657. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #574524 color is offered by #243657. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (574524, 505724 and 572C24)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of African Brown (#574524) are Army Green (#505724) and Caput Mortuum (#572C24). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of African Brown with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (574524, 245057 and 2C2457)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of African Brown (#574524) are #245057 (Dark Slate Gray) and #2C2457 (Space Cadet). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

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Triadic color palette with (574524, 245745 and 452457)

Triadic Palette

African Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #245745 (Brunswick Green) and #452457 (American Purple) along with #574524 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (574524, 245745, 243657 and 572436)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of African Brown has four colors - #245745 (Brunswick Green), #243657 (Space Cadet) and #572436 (Brown Chocolate) in addition to the base color (#574524). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (574524, 24572C, 243657 and 572450)

Square Palette

African Brown square color palette has #24572C (Cal Poly Pomona Green), #243657 (Space Cadet) and #572450 (Japanese Violet). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

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Rainbow color

African Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our African Brown rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of African Brown Color


  • Transparent 796A50796A50
  • Transparent 897D66897D66
  • Transparent 9A8F7C9A8F7C
  • Transparent ABA292ABA292
  • Transparent BCB5A7BCB5A7
  • Transparent CDC7BDCDC7BD
  • Transparent DDDAD3DDDAD3
  • Transparent EEECE9EEECE9


  • Transparent 5F51365F5136
  • Transparent 635740635740
  • Transparent 675D49675D49
  • Transparent 6C63526C6352
  • Transparent 70685B70685B
  • Transparent 746E64746E64
  • Transparent 78746E78746E
  • Transparent 7C7A777C7A77


  • Transparent 46371D46371D
  • Transparent 3D30193D3019
  • Transparent 342916342916
  • Transparent 2C23122C2312
  • Transparent 231C0E231C0E
  • Transparent 1A150B1A150B
  • Transparent 110E07110E07
  • Transparent 090704090704

African Brown Color Patterns

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    African Brown Gingham Checks

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    African Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    African Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    African Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    African Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    African Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    African Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    African Brown Plaid Pattern

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