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Bistre Brown Color

HEX #967117 / RGB (150, 113, 23)

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What is Bistre Brown Color?

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Bistre Brown has the hex code #967117. The equivalent RGB values are (150, 113, 23), which means it is composed of 52% red, 40% green and 8% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:25 Y:85 K:41. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bistre Brown has a hue of 43°, 85% saturation and a brightness value of 59%.
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.

Bistre 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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Bistre Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#967117
RGB Values(150, 113, 23)
CMYK Values(0%, 25%, 85%, 41%)
HSV/HSB Values(43°, 85%, 59%)
Closest Web Safe#996600
Inverse Color#698EE8 [Cornflower Blue]
Closest Pantone®126 C
Closest RAL1027 [Curry]
Complementary Color#173C96 [Egyptian Blue]
Bistre Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#727272
Weighted Average (Luma)#727272
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#ADADAD

Bistre Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 967117. Complementary color is 173C96

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bistre Brown is Egyptian Blue with the hex code #173C96. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #967117 color is offered by #173C96. 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 (967117, 7C9617 and 963217)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bistre Brown (#967117) are Olive Drab (#3) (#7C9617) and Deep Dumpling (#963217). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bistre 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 (967117, 177C96 and 311796)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bistre Brown (#967117) are #177C96 (Metallic Seaweed) and #311796 (Pixie Powder). 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 (967117, 179671 and 711796)

Triadic Palette

Bistre Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #179671 (Green (Crayola)) and #711796 (Chinese Purple) along with #967117 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 (967117, 179671, 173C96 and 96173C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bistre Brown has four colors - #179671 (Green (Crayola)), #173C96 (Egyptian Blue) and #96173C (Vivid Burgundy) in addition to the base color (#967117). 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 (967117, 179632, 173C96 and 96177C)

Square Palette

Bistre Brown square color palette has #179632 (North Texas Green), #173C96 (Egyptian Blue) and #96177C (Mardi Gras). 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

Bistre Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bistre 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 Bistre Brown Color


  • Transparent AB8D45AB8D45
  • Transparent B69C5DB69C5D
  • Transparent C0AA74C0AA74
  • Transparent CBB88BCBB88B
  • Transparent D5C6A2D5C6A2
  • Transparent E0D4B9E0D4B9
  • Transparent EAE3D1EAE3D1
  • Transparent F5F1E8F5F1E8


  • Transparent 92742C92742C
  • Transparent 8F76378F7637
  • Transparent 8D77418D7741
  • Transparent 8B794C8B794C
  • Transparent 897A56897A56
  • Transparent 877C61877C61
  • Transparent 847D6B847D6B
  • Transparent 827F76827F76


  • Transparent 785A12785A12
  • Transparent 694F10694F10
  • Transparent 5A440E5A440E
  • Transparent 4B390C4B390C
  • Transparent 3C2D093C2D09
  • Transparent 2D22072D2207
  • Transparent 1E17051E1705
  • Transparent 0F0B020F0B02

Bistre Brown Color Patterns

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    Bistre Brown Gingham Checks

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    Bistre Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bistre Brown Plaid Pattern

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