Dark Tan

HEX #BA9D79 / RGB (186, 157, 121)

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What is Dark Tan Color?

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Dark Tan has the hex code #BA9D79. The equivalent RGB values are (186, 157, 121), which means it is composed of 40% red, 34% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:16 Y:35 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Tan has a hue of 33°, 35% 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.

Dark Tan color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, dark tan can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Dark Tan Color Codes

Hex Code#BA9D79
RGB Values(186, 157, 121)
CMYK Values(0%, 16%, 35%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(33°, 35%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#456286 [Queen Blue]
Closest Pantone®4655 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#7996BA [Air Superiority Blue]
Dark Tan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9B9B9B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A2A2A2
Weighted Average (Luma)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C9C9C9

Dark Tan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BA9D79. Complementary color is 7996BA

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Tan is Air Superiority Blue with the hex code #7996BA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BA9D79 color is offered by #7996BA. 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 (BA9D79, B7BA79 and BA7D79)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Tan (#BA9D79) are Misty Moss (#B7BA79) and Old Rose (#BA7D79). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Tan 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 (BA9D79, 79B7BA and 7D79BA)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Tan (#BA9D79) are #79B7BA (Moonstone Blue) and #7D79BA (Ube). 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 (BA9D79, 79BA9D and 9D79BA)

Triadic Palette

Dark Tan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #79BA9D (Green Sheen) and #9D79BA (Purple Mountain Majesty) along with #BA9D79 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 (BA9D79, 79BA9D, 7996BA and BA7996)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Tan has four colors - #79BA9D (Green Sheen), #7996BA (Air Superiority Blue) and #BA7996 (English Lavender) in addition to the base color (#BA9D79). 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 (BA9D79, 79BA7D, 7996BA and BA79B7)

Square Palette

Dark Tan square color palette has #79BA7D (Iguana Green), #7996BA (Air Superiority Blue) and #BA79B7 (African Violet). 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 Tan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Tan 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 Tan Color


  • Transparent C8B194#C8B194
  • Transparent CFBAA1#CFBAA1
  • Transparent D6C4AF#D6C4AF
  • Transparent DDCEBC#DDCEBC
  • Transparent E3D8C9#E3D8C9
  • Transparent EAE2D7#EAE2D7
  • Transparent F1EBE4#F1EBE4
  • Transparent F8F5F2#F8F5F2


  • Transparent AE977A#AE977A
  • Transparent A9947B#A9947B
  • Transparent A3917C#A3917C
  • Transparent 9D8F7D#9D8F7D
  • Transparent 978C7D#978C7D
  • Transparent 91897E#91897E
  • Transparent 8C867F#8C867F
  • Transparent 86837F#86837F


  • Transparent 957E61#957E61
  • Transparent 826E55#826E55
  • Transparent 705E49#705E49
  • Transparent 5D4F3D#5D4F3D
  • Transparent 4A3F30#4A3F30
  • Transparent 382F24#382F24
  • Transparent 251F18#251F18
  • Transparent 13100C#13100C

Dark Tan Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Tan Plaid Pattern

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