HEX #B0916E / RGB (176, 145, 110)

What is Cardboard Color?

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Cardboard has the hex code #B0916E. The equivalent RGB values are (176, 145, 110), which means it is composed of 41% red, 34% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:18 Y:38 K:31. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cardboard has a hue of 32°, 38% 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.

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

Cardboard Color Codes

Hex Code#B0916E
RGB Values(176, 145, 110)
CMYK Values(0%, 18%, 38%, 31%)
HSV/HSB Values(32°, 38%, 69%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#4F6E91 [UCLA Blue]
Closest Pantone®7503 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#6E8DB0 [Shadow Blue]
Cardboard Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#909090
Weighted Average (Most Common)#969696
Weighted Average (Luma)#959595
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C2C2C2

Cardboard Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B0916E. Complementary color is 6E8DB0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cardboard is Shadow Blue with the hex code #6E8DB0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B0916E color is offered by #6E8DB0. 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 (B0916E, AEB06E and B0706E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cardboard (#B0916E) are Misty Moss (#AEB06E) and Copper Penny (#B0706E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cardboard 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 (B0916E, 6EAEB0 and 706EB0)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cardboard (#B0916E) are #6EAEB0 (Green Sheen) and #706EB0 (Blue-Violet (Crayola)). 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 (B0916E, 6EB091 and 916EB0)

Triadic Palette

Cardboard triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6EB091 (Green Sheen) and #916EB0 (Purple Mountain Majesty) along with #B0916E 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 (B0916E, 6EB091, 6E8DB0 and B06E8D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cardboard has four colors - #6EB091 (Green Sheen), #6E8DB0 (Shadow Blue) and #B06E8D (Turkish Rose) in addition to the base color (#B0916E). 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 (B0916E, 6EB070, 6E8DB0 and B06EAE)

Square Palette

Cardboard square color palette has #6EB070 (Iguana Green), #6E8DB0 (Shadow Blue) and #B06EAE (Pearly 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.

Rainbow color

Cardboard Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cardboard 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 Cardboard Color


  • Transparent C0A78B#C0A78B
  • Transparent C8B29A#C8B29A
  • Transparent D0BDA8#D0BDA8
  • Transparent D8C8B7#D8C8B7
  • Transparent DFD3C5#DFD3C5
  • Transparent E7DED4#E7DED4
  • Transparent EFE9E2#EFE9E2
  • Transparent F7F4F1#F7F4F1


  • Transparent A68E72#A68E72
  • Transparent A28C73#A28C73
  • Transparent 9D8A75#9D8A75
  • Transparent 988977#988977
  • Transparent 938779#938779
  • Transparent 8E857B#8E857B
  • Transparent 8A837C#8A837C
  • Transparent 85827E#85827E


  • Transparent 8D7458#8D7458
  • Transparent 7B664D#7B664D
  • Transparent 6A5742#6A5742
  • Transparent 584937#584937
  • Transparent 463A2C#463A2C
  • Transparent 352C21#352C21
  • Transparent 231D16#231D16
  • Transparent 120F0B#120F0B

Cardboard Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardboard Plaid Pattern