Chestnut (Crayola)

HEX #B94E48 / RGB (185, 78, 72)


What is Chestnut (Crayola) Color?

Chestnut (Crayola) (Hex code: B94E48) Thumbnail

Chestnut (Crayola) has the hex code #B94E48. The equivalent RGB values are (185, 78, 72), which means it is composed of 55% red, 23% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:58 Y:61 K:28. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chestnut (Crayola) has a hue of 3°, 61% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Chestnut from Crayola was originally called Indian Red and was formulated by the company in 1903. The name was changed because it could have been misconstrued by children as representative of the skin color of Native-Americans. The CMYK values mentioned on this page have been derived from the hex code and are only approximates.

FYI, the original name "Indian Red" had nothing to do with Native-American people let alone their skin color. The name was a reference to India and the red oxide soil found in the central region of the country.

Chestnut (Crayola) Color Codes

Hex Code#B94E48
RGB Values(185, 78, 72)
CMYK Values(0%, 58%, 61%, 28%)
HSV/HSB Values(3°, 61%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC6633
Inverse Color#46B1B7 [Verdigris]
Closest Pantone®7619 C
Closest RAL3018 [Strawberry red]
Complementary Color#48B3B9 [Verdigris]
Chestnut (Crayola) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#707070
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6D6D6D
Weighted Average (Luma)#646464
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A3A3A3

Chestnut (Crayola) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B94E48. Complementary color is 48B3B9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chestnut (Crayola) is Verdigris with the hex code #48B3B9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B94E48 color is offered by #48B3B9. 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 (B94E48, B98748 and B9487B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chestnut (Crayola) (#B94E48) are Deer (#B98748) and Mystic Maroon (#B9487B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chestnut (Crayola) 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 (B94E48, 48B987 and 487BB9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chestnut (Crayola) (#B94E48) are #48B987 (Mint) and #487BB9 (Steel 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 (B94E48, 48B94E and 4E48B9)

Triadic Palette

Chestnut (Crayola) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #48B94E (Apple) and #4E48B9 (Ocean Blue) along with #B94E48 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 (B94E48, 48B94E, 48B3B9 and B948B3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chestnut (Crayola) has four colors - #48B94E (Apple), #48B3B9 (Verdigris) and #B948B3 (Deep Fuchsia) in addition to the base color (#B94E48). 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 (B94E48, 7BB948, 48B3B9 and 8748B9)

Square Palette

Chestnut (Crayola) square color palette has #7BB948 (Apple), #48B3B9 (Verdigris) and #8748B9 (Deep Lilac). 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

Chestnut (Crayola) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chestnut (Crayola) 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 Chestnut (Crayola) Color


  • Transparent C7716D#C7716D
  • Transparent CE837F#CE837F
  • Transparent D59591#D59591
  • Transparent DCA7A4#DCA7A4
  • Transparent E3B8B6#E3B8B6
  • Transparent EACAC8#EACAC8
  • Transparent F1DCDA#F1DCDA
  • Transparent F8EDED#F8EDED


  • Transparent AE5853#AE5853
  • Transparent A85D59#A85D59
  • Transparent A2625E#A2625E
  • Transparent 9D6764#9D6764
  • Transparent 976C6A#976C6A
  • Transparent 91716F#91716F
  • Transparent 8B7675#8B7675
  • Transparent 867B7A#867B7A


  • Transparent 943E3A#943E3A
  • Transparent 823732#823732
  • Transparent 6F2F2B#6F2F2B
  • Transparent 5D2724#5D2724
  • Transparent 4A1F1D#4A1F1D
  • Transparent 381716#381716
  • Transparent 25100E#25100E
  • Transparent 130807#130807

Chestnut (Crayola) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Chestnut (Crayola) Plaid Pattern

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