HEX #BC4A3C / RGB (188, 74, 60)

Building Material Brick

What is Brick Color?

Brick (Hex code: BC4A3C) Thumbnail

Brick has the hex code #BC4A3C. The equivalent RGB values are (188, 74, 60), which means it is composed of 58% red, 23% green and 19% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:61 Y:68 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Brick has a hue of 7°, 68% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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.

Traditionally, bricks have been visualised in a red hue. This is because they have been made typically from iron rich soil that, upon heating in a kiln, takes up the characteristic red colors. The color of bricks can range from deep red to scarlet. The color displayed on this page is a dullish tone of reddish-brown.

Brick Color Codes

Hex Code#BC4A3C
RGB Values(188, 74, 60)
CMYK Values(0%, 61%, 68%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(7°, 68%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#43B5C3 [Maximum Blue]
Closest Pantone®7619 C
Closest RAL3018 [Strawberry red]
Complementary Color#3CAEBC [Moonstone]
Brick Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6B6B6B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6B6B6B
Weighted Average (Luma)#616161
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A0A0A0

Brick Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BC4A3C. Complementary color is 3CAEBC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Brick is Moonstone with the hex code #3CAEBC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BC4A3C color is offered by #3CAEBC. 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 (BC4A3C, BC8A3C and BC3C6E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Brick (#BC4A3C) are Peru (#BC8A3C) and Irresistible (#BC3C6E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Brick 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 (BC4A3C, 3CBC8A and 3C6EBC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Brick (#BC4A3C) are #3CBC8A (Mint) and #3C6EBC (Han 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 (BC4A3C, 3CBC4A and 4A3CBC)

Triadic Palette

Brick triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3CBC4A (American Green) and #4A3CBC (Ocean Blue) along with #BC4A3C 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 (BC4A3C, 3CBC4A, 3CAEBC and BC3CAE)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Brick has four colors - #3CBC4A (American Green), #3CAEBC (Moonstone) and #BC3CAE (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#BC4A3C). 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 (BC4A3C, 6EBC3C, 3CAEBC and 8A3CBC)

Square Palette

Brick square color palette has #6EBC3C (Apple), #3CAEBC (Moonstone) and #8A3CBC (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.

Rainbow color

Brick Color Rainbow Palette

Our Brick 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 Brick Color


  • Transparent C96E63#C96E63
  • Transparent D08077#D08077
  • Transparent D7928A#D7928A
  • Transparent DEA59E#DEA59E
  • Transparent E4B7B1#E4B7B1
  • Transparent EBC9C5#EBC9C5
  • Transparent F2DBD8#F2DBD8
  • Transparent F8EDEC#F8EDEC


  • Transparent B0554A#B0554A
  • Transparent AA5A50#AA5A50
  • Transparent A46057#A46057
  • Transparent 9E655E#9E655E
  • Transparent 986A65#986A65
  • Transparent 92706C#92706C
  • Transparent 8C7572#8C7572
  • Transparent 867B79#867B79


  • Transparent 963B30#963B30
  • Transparent 84342A#84342A
  • Transparent 712C24#712C24
  • Transparent 5E251E#5E251E
  • Transparent 4B1E18#4B1E18
  • Transparent 381612#381612
  • Transparent 260F0C#260F0C
  • Transparent 130706#130706

Brick Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Brick Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Brick Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brick Plaid Pattern

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