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Brownish Black Color

HEX #2D2217 / RGB (45, 34, 23)

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What is Brownish Black Color?

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Brownish Black has the hex code #2D2217. The equivalent RGB values are (45, 34, 23), which means it is composed of 44% red, 33% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:24 Y:49 K:82. In the HSV/HSB scale, Brownish Black has a hue of 30°, 49% saturation and a brightness value of 18%.
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.

Brownish Black color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Brownish Black 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.

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Brownish Black Color Codes

Hex Code#2D2217
RGB Values(45, 34, 23)
CMYK Values(0%, 24%, 49%, 82%)
HSV/HSB Values(30°, 49%, 18%)
Closest Web Safe#333300
Inverse Color#D2DDE8 [Gainsboro]
Closest Pantone®Black 4 C
Closest RAL3007 [Black red]
Complementary Color#17222D [Dark Gunmetal]
Brownish Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#222222
Weighted Average (Most Common)#242424
Weighted Average (Luma)#242424
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#656565

Brownish Black Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2D2217. Complementary color is 17222D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Brownish Black is Dark Gunmetal with the hex code #17222D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2D2217 color is offered by #17222D. 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 (2D2217, 2D2D17 and 2D1717)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Brownish Black (#2D2217) are Pine Tree (#2D2D17) and Zinnwaldite Brown (#2D1717). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Brownish Black 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 (2D2217, 172D2D and 17172D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Brownish Black (#2D2217) are #172D2D (Medium Jungle Green) and #17172D (Dark Gunmetal). 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 (2D2217, 172D22 and 22172D)

Triadic Palette

Brownish Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #172D22 (Dark Jungle Green) and #22172D (Raisin Black) along with #2D2217 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 (2D2217, 172D22, 17222D and 2D1722)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Brownish Black has four colors - #172D22 (Dark Jungle Green), #17222D (Dark Gunmetal) and #2D1722 (Raisin Black) in addition to the base color (#2D2217). 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 (2D2217, 172D17, 17222D and 2D172D)

Square Palette

Brownish Black square color palette has #172D17 (Dark Jungle Green), #17222D (Dark Gunmetal) and #2D172D (Dark Purple). 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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Brownish Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Brownish Black 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 Brownish Black Color


  • Transparent 574E45574E45
  • Transparent 6C645D6C645D
  • Transparent 817A74817A74
  • Transparent 96918B96918B
  • Transparent ABA7A2ABA7A2
  • Transparent C0BDB9C0BDB9
  • Transparent D5D3D1D5D3D1
  • Transparent EAE9E8EAE9E8


  • Transparent 3E352C3E352C
  • Transparent 463E37463E37
  • Transparent 4E48414E4841
  • Transparent 57514C57514C
  • Transparent 5F5A565F5A56
  • Transparent 676461676461
  • Transparent 6F6D6B6F6D6B
  • Transparent 787776787776


  • Transparent 241B12241B12
  • Transparent 201810201810
  • Transparent 1B140E1B140E
  • Transparent 17110C17110C
  • Transparent 120E09120E09
  • Transparent 0E0A070E0A07
  • Transparent 090705090705
  • Transparent 050302050302

Brownish Black Color Patterns

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    Brownish Black Houndstooth Pattern

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    Brownish Black Trellis Pattern

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    Brownish Black Plaid Pattern

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