Search Colors

Brass Color

HEX #B1A342 / RGB (177, 163, 66)

Brass fleur de lis

What is Brass Color?

Brass (Hex code: B1A342) Thumbnail

Brass has the hex code #B1A342. The equivalent RGB values are (177, 163, 66), which means it is composed of 44% red, 40% green and 16% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:63 K:31. In the HSV/HSB scale, Brass has a hue of 52°, 63% saturation and a brightness value of 69%.
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.

Brass color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, brass can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Download Brass Solid Color Background

Brass Color Codes

Hex Code#B1A342
RGB Values(177, 163, 66)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 63%, 31%)
HSV/HSB Values(52°, 63%, 69%)
Closest Web Safe#999933
Inverse Color#4E5CBD [Liberty]
Closest Pantone®618 C
Closest RAL1024 [Ochre yellow]
Complementary Color#4250B1 [Violet-Blue]
Brass Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#878787
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Luma)#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C8C8C8

Brass Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B1A342. Complementary color is 4250B1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Brass is Violet-Blue with the hex code #4250B1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B1A342 color is offered by #4250B1. 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.

B1A342 4250B1
Analogous color palette with (B1A342, 88B142 and B16C42)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Brass (#B1A342) are Bud Green (#88B142) and Metallic Bronze (#B16C42). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Brass 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.

B1A342 88B142 B16C42
Split Complementary color palette with (B1A342, 4288B1 and 6C42B1)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Brass (#B1A342) are #4288B1 (Steel Blue) and #6C42B1 (Plump Purple). 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.

B1A342 4288B1 6C42B1
Triadic color palette with (B1A342, 42B1A3 and A342B1)

Triadic Palette

Brass triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #42B1A3 (Keppel) and #A342B1 (Purpureus) along with #B1A342 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

B1A342 42B1A3 A342B1
Tetradic color palette with (B1A342, 42B1A3, 4250B1 and B14250)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Brass has four colors - #42B1A3 (Keppel), #4250B1 (Violet-Blue) and #B14250 (English Red) in addition to the base color (#B1A342). 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.

B1A342 42B1A3 4250B1 B14250
Square color palette with (B1A342, 42B16C, 4250B1 and B14288)

Square Palette

Brass square color palette has #42B16C (Medium Sea Green), #4250B1 (Violet-Blue) and #B14288 (Fandango). 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.

B1A342 42B16C 4250B1 B14288
Rainbow color

Brass Color Rainbow Palette

Our Brass 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.

B1A242 61B142 42B182 4280B1 6342B1 B142A0 B14342

Tints, Tones & Shades of Brass Color


  • Transparent C1B568C1B568
  • Transparent C8BF7BC8BF7B
  • Transparent D0C88ED0C88E
  • Transparent D8D1A1D8D1A1
  • Transparent E0DAB3E0DAB3
  • Transparent E8E3C6E8E3C6
  • Transparent EFEDD9EFEDD9
  • Transparent F7F6ECF7F6EC


  • Transparent A79C4EA79C4E
  • Transparent A29955A29955
  • Transparent 9D955B9D955B
  • Transparent 999261999261
  • Transparent 948E67948E67
  • Transparent 8F8B6D8F8B6D
  • Transparent 8A87748A8774
  • Transparent 85847A85847A


  • Transparent 8E82358E8235
  • Transparent 7C722E7C722E
  • Transparent 6A62286A6228
  • Transparent 595221595221
  • Transparent 47411A47411A
  • Transparent 353114353114
  • Transparent 23210D23210D
  • Transparent 121007121007

Brass Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Brass Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Brass Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brass Plaid Pattern

Brass Color Interior Ideas

Pretty Photo frame on Brass color drawing room interior textured wall

Brass Color Drawing Room Textured Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Brass color Living room wal color

Brass Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Brass color Bedroom interior wall color

Brass Color Bedroom Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Brass color kitchen interior wall color

Brass Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

Photo credits: