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Brown Sugar Color

HEX #A17249 / RGB (161, 114, 73)

Brown sugar in wooden bowl

What is Brown Sugar Color?

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Brown Sugar is from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list where it is included with the PMS number 17-1134 TCX. It is not part of the web color list and cannot be used in HTML and/or CSS code by name. The color can only be applied to a web page and digital creations with the hex code, RGB or HSL values.
Brown Sugar color hex code is #A17249 and the RGB equivalent is (161, 114, 73). HSL, CMYK, RAL and other values are listed in the table. Please note that the RAL and CMYK values mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximates.

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Brown Sugar Color Codes

Hex Code#A17249
RGB Values(161, 114, 73)
CMYK Values(0%, 29%, 55%, 37%)
HSV/HSB Values(28°, 55%, 63%)
Closest Web Safe#996633
Inverse Color#5E8DB6 [Silver Lake Blue]
Pantone®17-1134 TCX
Closest RAL1011 [Brown beige]
Complementary Color#4978A1 [Blue Yonder]
Brown Sugar Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#747474
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7C7C7C
Weighted Average (Luma)#797979
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B1B1B1

Brown Sugar Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of A17249. Complementary color is 4978A1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Brown Sugar is Blue Yonder with the hex code #4978A1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A17249 color is offered by #4978A1. 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 (A17249, A19E49 and A1494C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Brown Sugar (#A17249) are Brass (#A19E49) and English Red (#A1494C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Brown Sugar 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 (A17249, 49A19E and 494CA1)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Brown Sugar (#A17249) are #49A19E (Keppel) and #494CA1 (Liberty). 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 (A17249, 49A172 and 7249A1)

Triadic Palette

Brown Sugar triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #49A172 (Medium Sea Green) and #7249A1 (Dark Lavender) along with #A17249 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 (A17249, 49A172, 4978A1 and A14978)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Brown Sugar has four colors - #49A172 (Medium Sea Green), #4978A1 (Blue Yonder) and #A14978 (Magenta Haze) in addition to the base color (#A17249). 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 (A17249, 4CA149, 4978A1 and 9E49A1)

Square Palette

Brown Sugar square color palette has #4CA149 (May Green), #4978A1 (Blue Yonder) and #9E49A1 (Purpureus). 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

Brown Sugar Color Rainbow Palette

Our Brown Sugar 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 Brown Sugar Color


  • Transparent B48E6DB48E6D
  • Transparent BD9C80BD9C80
  • Transparent C7AA92C7AA92
  • Transparent D0B9A4D0B9A4
  • Transparent D9C7B6D9C7B6
  • Transparent E3D5C8E3D5C8
  • Transparent ECE3DBECE3DB
  • Transparent F6F1EDF6F1ED


  • Transparent 9A75549A7554
  • Transparent 97765A97765A
  • Transparent 94785F94785F
  • Transparent 917965917965
  • Transparent 8D7A6A8D7A6A
  • Transparent 8A7C708A7C70
  • Transparent 877D75877D75
  • Transparent 837F7B837F7B


  • Transparent 815B3A815B3A
  • Transparent 715033715033
  • Transparent 61442C61442C
  • Transparent 513925513925
  • Transparent 402E1D402E1D
  • Transparent 302216302216
  • Transparent 20170F20170F
  • Transparent 100B07100B07

Brown Sugar Color Patterns

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    Brown Sugar Gingham Checks

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    Brown Sugar Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Brown Sugar Polka Dots Pattern

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    Brown Sugar Honeycomb Pattern

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    Brown Sugar Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Brown Sugar Houndstooth Pattern

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    Brown Sugar Trellis Pattern

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    Brown Sugar Plaid Pattern

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