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Apricot Orange Color

HEX #C96B3C / RGB (201, 107, 60)

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What is Apricot Orange Color?

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Included in the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list with the PMS number 17-1353 TCX, Apricot Orange color hex code is #C96B3C with RGB equivalent (201, 107, 60). It is not a web color and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS. However, Apricot Orange can be applied to web pages with its HSL, RGB or the hex color code.
Please note that Pantone has not provided the CMYK values for the color. The RAL and CMYK numbers listed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Apricot Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#C96B3C
RGB Values(201, 107, 60)
CMYK Values(0%, 47%, 70%, 21%)
HSV/HSB Values(20°, 70%, 79%)
Closest Web Safe#CC6633
Inverse Color#3694C3 [Moonstone]
Pantone®17-1353 TCX
Closest RAL2012 [Salmon orange]
Complementary Color#3C9AC9 [Celestial Blue]
Apricot Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7B7B7B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#828282
Weighted Average (Luma)#7C7C7C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B3B3B3

Apricot Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C96B3C. Complementary color is 3C9AC9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Apricot Orange is Celestial Blue with the hex code #3C9AC9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C96B3C color is offered by #3C9AC9. 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 (C96B3C, C9B23C and C93C54)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Apricot Orange (#C96B3C) are Old Gold (#C9B23C) and Brick Red (#C93C54). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Apricot Orange 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 (C96B3C, 3CC9B2 and 3C54C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Apricot Orange (#C96B3C) are #3CC9B2 (Eucalyptus) and #3C54C9 (Cerulean Blue). 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 (C96B3C, 3CC96B and 6B3CC9)

Triadic Palette

Apricot Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3CC96B (UFO Green) and #6B3CC9 (Iris) along with #C96B3C 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 (C96B3C, 3CC96B, 3C9AC9 and C93C9A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Apricot Orange has four colors - #3CC96B (UFO Green), #3C9AC9 (Celestial Blue) and #C93C9A (Red-Violet (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#C96B3C). 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 (C96B3C, 54C93C, 3C9AC9 and B23CC9)

Square Palette

Apricot Orange square color palette has #54C93C (Apple), #3C9AC9 (Celestial Blue) and #B23CC9 (Dark Orchid). 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

Apricot Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our Apricot Orange 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 Apricot Orange Color


  • Transparent D48963D48963
  • Transparent D99777D99777
  • Transparent DFA68ADFA68A
  • Transparent E4B59EE4B59E
  • Transparent E9C4B1E9C4B1
  • Transparent EFD3C5EFD3C5
  • Transparent F4E1D8F4E1D8
  • Transparent FAF0ECFAF0EC


  • Transparent BA6F4ABA6F4A
  • Transparent B37150B37150
  • Transparent AC7357AC7357
  • Transparent A5765EA5765E
  • Transparent 9D78659D7865
  • Transparent 967A6C967A6C
  • Transparent 8F7C728F7C72
  • Transparent 877E79877E79


  • Transparent A15630A15630
  • Transparent 8D4B2A8D4B2A
  • Transparent 794024794024
  • Transparent 65361E65361E
  • Transparent 502B18502B18
  • Transparent 3C20123C2012
  • Transparent 28150C28150C
  • Transparent 140B06140B06

Apricot Orange Color Patterns

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    Apricot Orange Gingham Checks

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    Apricot Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Polka Dots Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Honeycomb Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Leaves Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Houndstooth Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Trellis Pattern

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    Apricot Orange Plaid Pattern

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