Dark Khaki

HEX #BDB76B / RGB (189, 183, 107)

Khaki colored canteen bottle

What is Dark Khaki Color?

Dark Khaki (Hex code: BDB76B) Thumbnail

Dark Khaki has the hex code #BDB76B. The equivalent RGB values are (189, 183, 107), which means it is composed of 39% red, 38% green and 22% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:3 Y:43 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Khaki has a hue of 56°, 43% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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 khaki is included in the web colors list which means it can be used by name, "DarkKhaki", in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values. The color is a medium greenish yellow and different from the traditional khaki color, which can be considered a light tint of brown.

Dark Khaki Color Codes

Hex Code#BDB76B
RGB Values(189, 183, 107)
CMYK Values(0%, 3%, 43%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(56°, 43%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC66
Inverse Color#424894 [Chinese Blue]
Closest Pantone®617 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#6B71BD [Toolbox]
Dark Khaki Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A0A0A0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B0B0B0
Weighted Average (Luma)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D3D3D3

Dark Khaki Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BDB76B. Complementary color is 6B71BD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Khaki is Toolbox with the hex code #6B71BD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BDB76B color is offered by #6B71BD. 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 (BDB76B, 9ABD6B and BD8E6B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Khaki (#BDB76B) are Olivine (#9ABD6B) and Light Taupe (#BD8E6B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Khaki 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 (BDB76B, 6B9ABD and 8E6BBD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Khaki (#BDB76B) are #6B9ABD (Cerulean Frost) and #8E6BBD (Middle Blue Purple). 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 (BDB76B, 6BBDB7 and B76BBD)

Triadic Palette

Dark Khaki triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6BBDB7 (Moonstone Blue) and #B76BBD (Rich Lilac) along with #BDB76B 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 (BDB76B, 6BBDB7, 6B71BD and BD6B71)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Khaki has four colors - #6BBDB7 (Moonstone Blue), #6B71BD (Toolbox) and #BD6B71 (Rose Gold) in addition to the base color (#BDB76B). 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 (BDB76B, 6BBD8E, 6B71BD and BD6B9A)

Square Palette

Dark Khaki square color palette has #6BBD8E (Iguana Green), #6B71BD (Toolbox) and #BD6B9A (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

Dark Khaki Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Khaki 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 Khaki Color


  • Transparent CAC589#CAC589
  • Transparent D1CD97#D1CD97
  • Transparent D7D4A6#D7D4A6
  • Transparent DEDBB5#DEDBB5
  • Transparent E5E2C4#E5E2C4
  • Transparent EBE9D3#EBE9D3
  • Transparent F2F1E1#F2F1E1
  • Transparent F8F8F0#F8F8F0


  • Transparent B1AC6F#B1AC6F
  • Transparent ABA771#ABA771
  • Transparent A5A173#A5A173
  • Transparent 9F9C76#9F9C76
  • Transparent 989678#989678
  • Transparent 92917A#92917A
  • Transparent 8C8B7C#8C8B7C
  • Transparent 86867E#86867E


  • Transparent 979256#979256
  • Transparent 84804B#84804B
  • Transparent 716E40#716E40
  • Transparent 5F5C36#5F5C36
  • Transparent 4C492B#4C492B
  • Transparent 393720#393720
  • Transparent 262515#262515
  • Transparent 13120B#13120B

Dark Khaki Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Khaki Plaid Pattern

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