Copper Penny

HEX #AD6F69 / RGB (173, 111, 105)

Copper Coin

What is Copper Penny Color?

Copper Penny (Hex code: AD6F69) Thumbnail

Copper Penny has the hex code #AD6F69. The equivalent RGB values are (173, 111, 105), which means it is composed of 44% red, 29% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:36 Y:39 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Copper Penny has a hue of 5°, 39% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
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.

Copper penny is a reddish brown color with a hint of gray. The color was part of the Silver Swirls set produced by Crayola in 1990. The color can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB codes.

Copper Penny Color Codes

Hex Code#AD6F69
RGB Values(173, 111, 105)
CMYK Values(0%, 36%, 39%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(5°, 39%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#996666
Inverse Color#529096 [Steel Teal]
Closest Pantone®479 C
Closest RAL3012 [Beige red]
Complementary Color#69A7AD [Crystal Blue]
Copper Penny Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#828282
Desaturated#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#818181
Weighted Average (Luma)#7C7C7C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B3B3B3

Copper Penny Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AD6F69. Complementary color is 69A7AD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Copper Penny is Crystal Blue with the hex code #69A7AD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AD6F69 color is offered by #69A7AD. 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 (AD6F69, AD9169 and AD6985)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Copper Penny (#AD6F69) are Light Taupe (#AD9169) and Turkish Rose (#AD6985). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Copper Penny 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 (AD6F69, 69AD91 and 6985AD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Copper Penny (#AD6F69) are #69AD91 (Polished Pine) and #6985AD (Glaucous). 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 (AD6F69, 69AD6F and 6F69AD)

Triadic Palette

Copper Penny triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #69AD6F (Forest Green (Crayola)) and #6F69AD (Blue-Violet (Crayola)) along with #AD6F69 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 (AD6F69, 69AD6F, 69A7AD and AD69A7)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Copper Penny has four colors - #69AD6F (Forest Green (Crayola)), #69A7AD (Crystal Blue) and #AD69A7 (Pearly Purple) in addition to the base color (#AD6F69). 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 (AD6F69, 85AD69, 69A7AD and 9169AD)

Square Palette

Copper Penny square color palette has #85AD69 (Asparagus), #69A7AD (Crystal Blue) and #9169AD (Purple Mountain Majesty). 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

Copper Penny Color Rainbow Palette

Our Copper Penny 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 Copper Penny Color

Tints

  • Transparent BD8C87#BD8C87
  • Transparent C69A96#C69A96
  • Transparent CEA9A5#CEA9A5
  • Transparent D6B7B4#D6B7B4
  • Transparent DEC5C3#DEC5C3
  • Transparent E6D4D2#E6D4D2
  • Transparent EFE2E1#EFE2E1
  • Transparent F7F1F0#F7F1F0

Tones

  • Transparent A4726E#A4726E
  • Transparent A07470#A07470
  • Transparent 9B7672#9B7672
  • Transparent 977875#977875
  • Transparent 927977#927977
  • Transparent 8E7B79#8E7B79
  • Transparent 897D7B#897D7B
  • Transparent 857E7E#857E7E

Shades

  • Transparent 8A5954#8A5954
  • Transparent 794E4A#794E4A
  • Transparent 68433F#68433F
  • Transparent 573835#573835
  • Transparent 452C2A#452C2A
  • Transparent 342120#342120
  • Transparent 231615#231615
  • Transparent 110B0B#110B0B

Copper Penny Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Copper Penny Plaid Pattern

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