Dark Goldenrod

HEX #B8860B / RGB (184, 134, 11)

Goldenrod Flowers

What is Dark Goldenrod Color?

Dark Goldenrod (Hex code: B8860B) Thumbnail

Dark Goldenrod has the hex code #B8860B. The equivalent RGB values are (184, 134, 11), which means it is composed of 56% red, 41% green and 3% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:27 Y:94 K:28. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Goldenrod has a hue of 43°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 72%.
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 goldenrod is included in the web colors list, which means it can be used in HTML and CSS code by its name, "DarkGoldenrod", in addition to hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values. The color name is derived from the color of goldenrod flowers.

Dark Goldenrod Color Codes

Hex Code#B8860B
RGB Values(184, 134, 11)
CMYK Values(0%, 27%, 94%, 28%)
HSV/HSB Values(43°, 94%, 72%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9900
Inverse Color#4779F4 [Blueberry]
Closest Pantone®125 C
Closest RAL1005 [Honey yellow]
Complementary Color#0B3DB8 [Absolute Zero (Crayola)]
Dark Goldenrod Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6E6E6E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#878787
Weighted Average (Luma)#888888
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BABABA

Dark Goldenrod Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B8860B. Complementary color is 0B3DB8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Goldenrod is Absolute Zero (Crayola) with the hex code #0B3DB8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B8860B color is offered by #0B3DB8. 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 (B8860B, 94B80B and B82F0B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Goldenrod (#B8860B) are Apple Green (#94B80B) and Rust (#B82F0B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Goldenrod 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 (B8860B, 0B94B8 and 300BB8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Goldenrod (#B8860B) are #0B94B8 (Blue-Green) and #300BB8 (Interdimensional 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 (B8860B, 0BB886 and 860BB8)

Triadic Palette

Dark Goldenrod triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #0BB886 (Green (Munsell)) and #860BB8 (Violet (RYB)) along with #B8860B 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 (B8860B, 0BB886, 0B3DB8 and B80B3D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Goldenrod has four colors - #0BB886 (Green (Munsell)), #0B3DB8 (Absolute Zero (Crayola)) and #B80B3D (Crimson Glory) in addition to the base color (#B8860B). 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 (B8860B, 0BB830, 0B3DB8 and B80B94)

Square Palette

Dark Goldenrod square color palette has #0BB830 (Dark Pastel Green), #0B3DB8 (Absolute Zero (Crayola)) and #B80B94 (Medium Violet-Red). 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

Dark Goldenrod Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Goldenrod 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 Dark Goldenrod Color


  • Transparent C69E3C#C69E3C
  • Transparent CDAA54#CDAA54
  • Transparent D4B66D#D4B66D
  • Transparent DCC385#DCC385
  • Transparent E3CF9D#E3CF9D
  • Transparent EADBB6#EADBB6
  • Transparent F1E7CE#F1E7CE
  • Transparent F8F3E7#F8F3E7


  • Transparent AD8522#AD8522
  • Transparent A7842E#A7842E
  • Transparent A2843A#A2843A
  • Transparent 9C8346#9C8346
  • Transparent 968251#968251
  • Transparent 91825D#91825D
  • Transparent 8B8169#8B8169
  • Transparent 868174#868174


  • Transparent 936B09#936B09
  • Transparent 815E08#815E08
  • Transparent 6E5007#6E5007
  • Transparent 5C4306#5C4306
  • Transparent 4A3604#4A3604
  • Transparent 372803#372803
  • Transparent 251B02#251B02
  • Transparent 120D01#120D01

Dark Goldenrod Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Goldenrod Plaid Pattern

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