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Dark Cocoa Brown Color

HEX #AD4801 / RGB (173, 72, 1)

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What is Dark Cocoa Brown Color?

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Dark Cocoa Brown has the hex code #AD4801. The equivalent RGB values are (173, 72, 1), which means it is composed of 70% red, 29% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:58 Y:99 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Cocoa Brown has a hue of 25°, 99% 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.

Dark Cocoa Brown is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Dark Cocoa Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#AD4801
RGB Values(173, 72, 1)
CMYK Values(0%, 58%, 99%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(25°, 99%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#993300
Inverse Color#52B7FE [Blue Jeans]
Closest Pantone®1525 C
Closest RAL2001 [Red orange]
Complementary Color#0166AD [Honolulu Blue]
Dark Cocoa Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#525252
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Luma)#585858
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9A9A9A

Dark Cocoa Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AD4801. Complementary color is 0166AD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Cocoa Brown is Honolulu Blue with the hex code #0166AD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AD4801 color is offered by #0166AD. 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 (AD4801, AD9E01 and AD0110)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Cocoa Brown (#AD4801) are Light Gold (#AD9E01) and Dark Candy Apple Red (#AD0110). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Cocoa Brown 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.

AD4801 AD9E01 AD0110
Split Complementary color palette with (AD4801, 01AD9E and 0110AD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Cocoa Brown (#AD4801) are #01AD9E (Persian Green) and #0110AD (Zaffre). 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.

AD4801 01AD9E 0110AD
Triadic color palette with (AD4801, 01AD48 and 4801AD)

Triadic Palette

Dark Cocoa Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #01AD48 (Green (Pantone)) and #4801AD (Metallic Violet) along with #AD4801 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

AD4801 01AD48 4801AD
Tetradic color palette with (AD4801, 01AD48, 0166AD and AD0166)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Cocoa Brown has four colors - #01AD48 (Green (Pantone)), #0166AD (Honolulu Blue) and #AD0166 (Flirt) in addition to the base color (#AD4801). 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.

AD4801 01AD48 0166AD AD0166
Square color palette with (AD4801, 10AD01, 0166AD and 9E01AD)

Square Palette

Dark Cocoa Brown square color palette has #10AD01 (Islamic Green), #0166AD (Honolulu Blue) and #9E01AD (Heliotrope Magenta). 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.

AD4801 10AD01 0166AD 9E01AD
Rainbow color

Dark Cocoa Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Cocoa Brown 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.

AD4901 7EAD01 01AD18 01ADAB 011CAD 7A01AD AD014D

Tints, Tones & Shades of Dark Cocoa Brown Color


  • Transparent BD6D34BD6D34
  • Transparent C67F4DC67F4D
  • Transparent CE9167CE9167
  • Transparent D6A480D6A480
  • Transparent DEB699DEB699
  • Transparent E6C8B3E6C8B3
  • Transparent EFDACCEFDACC
  • Transparent F7EDE6F7EDE6


  • Transparent A4531AA4531A
  • Transparent A05927A05927
  • Transparent 9B5E349B5E34
  • Transparent 976441976441
  • Transparent 926A4D926A4D
  • Transparent 8E6F5A8E6F5A
  • Transparent 897567897567
  • Transparent 857A73857A73


  • Transparent 8A3A018A3A01
  • Transparent 793201793201
  • Transparent 682B01682B01
  • Transparent 572401572401
  • Transparent 451D00451D00
  • Transparent 341600341600
  • Transparent 230E00230E00
  • Transparent 110700110700

Dark Cocoa Brown Color Patterns

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    Dark Cocoa Brown Gingham Checks

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    Dark Cocoa Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Dark Cocoa Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Cocoa Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Cocoa Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Cocoa Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Cocoa Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Cocoa Brown Plaid Pattern

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