HEX #79443B / RGB (121, 68, 59)

Dirty Clay

What is Bole Color?

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Bole has the hex code #79443B. The equivalent RGB values are (121, 68, 59), which means it is composed of 49% red, 27% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:44 Y:51 K:53. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bole has a hue of 9°, 51% saturation and a brightness value of 47%.
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.

Bole is a moderate reddish brown color. The name comes from the Latin word for dirt and refers a reddish brown variety of clay. Based on studies, bole is one of the oldest color names used in the English language.

Bole is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, the color can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the bole CMYK color values listed on this page have been derived from the hex code using known formulae and are only approximates.
Other names: Terra rosa (red earth)

Bole Color Codes

Hex Code#79443B
RGB Values(121, 68, 59)
CMYK Values(0%, 44%, 51%, 53%)
HSV/HSB Values(9°, 51%, 47%)
Closest Web Safe#663333
Inverse Color#86BBC4 [Dark Sky Blue]
Closest Pantone®499 C
Closest RAL8002 [Signal brown]
Complementary Color#3B7079 [Ming]
Bole Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#535353
Weighted Average (Most Common)#535353
Weighted Average (Luma)#4F4F4F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#929292

Bole Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 79443B. Complementary color is 3B7079

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bole is Ming with the hex code #3B7079. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #79443B color is offered by #3B7079. 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.

Analogous color palette with (79443B, 79633B and 793B51)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bole (#79443B) are Coyote Brown (#79633B) and Deep Ruby (#793B51). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bole 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (79443B, 3B7963 and 3B5179)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bole (#79443B) are #3B7963 (Amazon) and #3B5179 (Metallic 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.

Triadic color palette with (79443B, 3B7944 and 443B79)

Triadic Palette

Bole triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3B7944 (Amazon) and #443B79 (American Blue) along with #79443B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (79443B, 3B7944, 3B7079 and 793B70)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bole has four colors - #3B7944 (Amazon), #3B7079 (Ming) and #793B70 (Maximum Purple) in addition to the base color (#79443B). 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.

Square color palette with (79443B, 51793B, 3B7079 and 633B79)

Square Palette

Bole square color palette has #51793B (Fern Green), #3B7079 (Ming) and #633B79 (Cyber Grape). 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.

Rainbow color

Bole Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bole 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Bole Color


  • Transparent 946962#946962
  • Transparent A17C76#A17C76
  • Transparent AF8F89#AF8F89
  • Transparent BCA29D#BCA29D
  • Transparent C9B4B1#C9B4B1
  • Transparent D7C7C4#D7C7C4
  • Transparent E4DAD8#E4DAD8
  • Transparent F2ECEB#F2ECEB


  • Transparent 7A5049#7A5049
  • Transparent 7B5650#7B5650
  • Transparent 7C5C57#7C5C57
  • Transparent 7D625E#7D625E
  • Transparent 7D6864#7D6864
  • Transparent 7E6E6B#7E6E6B
  • Transparent 7F7472#7F7472
  • Transparent 7F7A79#7F7A79


  • Transparent 61362F#61362F
  • Transparent 553029#553029
  • Transparent 492923#492923
  • Transparent 3D221E#3D221E
  • Transparent 301B18#301B18
  • Transparent 241412#241412
  • Transparent 180E0C#180E0C
  • Transparent 0C0706#0C0706

Bole Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Bole Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Bole Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bole Plaid Pattern

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