Brown CMYK

HEX #AC5E23 / RGB (172, 94, 35)

What is Brown CMYK Color?

Brown CMYK (Hex code: AC5E23) Thumbnail

Brown color in the CMYK model has the values (10, 60, 100, 30). Thus, there is 100 of yellow, 60 of magenta, 30 of black and 10 of cyan. This translates to an approximate hex code #AC5E23 and RGB values of (172, 94, 35). The CMYK system is the foundation of color printing technology that runs both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K).

NOTE: The brown (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. CMYK model is for print media while hexadecimal color codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly.

Brown CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#AC5E23
RGB Values(172, 94, 35)
HSV/HSB Values(26°, 80%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#996633
Inverse Color#53A1DC [Carolina Blue]
Closest Pantone®1605 C
Closest RAL8023 [Orange brown]
Complementary Color#2371AC [Lapis Lazuli]
Brown CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#646464
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6F6F6F
Weighted Average (Luma)#6A6A6A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A7A7A7

Brown CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AC5E23. Complementary color is 2371AC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Brown CMYK is Lapis Lazuli with the hex code #2371AC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AC5E23 color is offered by #2371AC. 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 (AC5E23, ACA323 and AC232D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Brown CMYK (#AC5E23) are Citron (#ACA323) and Upsdell Red (#AC232D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Brown CMYK 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 (AC5E23, 23ACA3 and 232DAC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Brown CMYK (#AC5E23) are #23ACA3 (Light Sea Green) and #232DAC (Persian 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 (AC5E23, 23AC5E and 5E23AC)

Triadic Palette

Brown CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #23AC5E (Green (Crayola)) and #5E23AC (Grape) along with #AC5E23 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 (AC5E23, 23AC5E, 2371AC and AC2371)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Brown CMYK has four colors - #23AC5E (Green (Crayola)), #2371AC (Lapis Lazuli) and #AC2371 (Amaranth Deep Purple) in addition to the base color (#AC5E23). 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 (AC5E23, 2DAC23, 2371AC and A323AC)

Square Palette

Brown CMYK square color palette has #2DAC23 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #2371AC (Lapis Lazuli) and #A323AC (Byzantine). 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

Brown CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Brown CMYK 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 Brown CMYK Color


  • Transparent BD7E4F#BD7E4F
  • Transparent C58E65#C58E65
  • Transparent CD9E7B#CD9E7B
  • Transparent D6AF91#D6AF91
  • Transparent DEBFA7#DEBFA7
  • Transparent E6CFBD#E6CFBD
  • Transparent EEDFD3#EEDFD3
  • Transparent F7EFE9#F7EFE9


  • Transparent A36536#A36536
  • Transparent 9F683F#9F683F
  • Transparent 9A6C48#9A6C48
  • Transparent 966F52#966F52
  • Transparent 92725B#92725B
  • Transparent 8D7664#8D7664
  • Transparent 89796D#89796D
  • Transparent 847D77#847D77


  • Transparent 8A4B1C#8A4B1C
  • Transparent 784219#784219
  • Transparent 673815#673815
  • Transparent 562F12#562F12
  • Transparent 45260E#45260E
  • Transparent 341C0B#341C0B
  • Transparent 221307#221307
  • Transparent 110904#110904

Brown CMYK Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown CMYK Plaid Pattern