Search Colors

Dusky Brown Color

HEX #A35838 / RGB (163, 88, 56)

Brown Color Card Holder

What is Dusky Brown Color?

Dusky Brown (Hex code: A35838) Thumbnail

Dusky Brown has the hex code #A35838. The equivalent RGB values are (163, 88, 56), which means it is composed of 53% red, 29% green and 18% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:46 Y:66 K:36. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dusky Brown has a hue of 18°, 66% saturation and a brightness value of 64%.
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.

Dusky 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.

Download Dusky Brown Solid Color Background

Dusky Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#A35838
RGB Values(163, 88, 56)
CMYK Values(0%, 46%, 66%, 36%)
HSV/HSB Values(18°, 66%, 64%)
Closest Web Safe#996633
Inverse Color#5CA7C7 [Carolina Blue]
Closest Pantone®7586 C
Closest RAL8023 [Orange brown]
Complementary Color#3883A3 [Steel Blue]
Dusky Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#666666
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6B6B6B
Weighted Average (Luma)#666666
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A4A4A4

Dusky Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of A35838. Complementary color is 3883A3

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dusky Brown is Steel Blue with the hex code #3883A3. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A35838 color is offered by #3883A3. 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.

A35838 3883A3
Analogous color palette with (A35838, A38E38 and A3384E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dusky Brown (#A35838) are Metallic Sunburst (#A38E38) and Amaranth Purple (#A3384E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dusky 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.

A35838 A38E38 A3384E
Split Complementary color palette with (A35838, 38A38E and 384EA3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dusky Brown (#A35838) are #38A38E (Zomp) and #384EA3 (Chinese 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.

A35838 38A38E 384EA3
Triadic color palette with (A35838, 38A358 and 5838A3)

Triadic Palette

Dusky Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #38A358 (Sea Green) and #5838A3 (Blue-Magenta Violet) along with #A35838 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

A35838 38A358 5838A3
Tetradic color palette with (A35838, 38A358, 3883A3 and A33883)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dusky Brown has four colors - #38A358 (Sea Green), #3883A3 (Steel Blue) and #A33883 (Maximum Red Purple) in addition to the base color (#A35838). 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.

A35838 38A358 3883A3 A33883
Square color palette with (A35838, 4EA338, 3883A3 and 8E38A3)

Square Palette

Dusky Brown square color palette has #4EA338 (May Green), #3883A3 (Steel Blue) and #8E38A3 (Cadmium 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.

A35838 4EA338 3883A3 8E38A3
Rainbow color

Dusky Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dusky 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.

A35838 92A338 38A33A 38A395 3855A3 7738A3 A33874

Tints, Tones & Shades of Dusky Brown Color


  • Transparent B57960B57960
  • Transparent BF8A74BF8A74
  • Transparent C89B88C89B88
  • Transparent D1AC9CD1AC9C
  • Transparent DABCAFDABCAF
  • Transparent E3CDC3E3CDC3
  • Transparent EDDED7EDDED7
  • Transparent F6EEEBF6EEEB


  • Transparent 9C60469C6046
  • Transparent 99644E99644E
  • Transparent 956855956855
  • Transparent 926C5C926C5C
  • Transparent 8E70638E7063
  • Transparent 8B746A8B746A
  • Transparent 877872877872
  • Transparent 847C79847C79


  • Transparent 82462D82462D
  • Transparent 723E27723E27
  • Transparent 623522623522
  • Transparent 522C1C522C1C
  • Transparent 412316412316
  • Transparent 311A11311A11
  • Transparent 21120B21120B
  • Transparent 100906100906

Dusky Brown Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dusky Brown Plaid Pattern

Dusky Brown Color Interior Ideas

Pretty Photo frame on Dusky Brown color drawing room interior textured wall

Dusky Brown Color Drawing Room Textured Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Dusky Brown color Living room wal color

Dusky Brown Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Dusky Brown color Bedroom interior wall color

Dusky Brown Color Bedroom Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Dusky Brown color kitchen interior wall color

Dusky Brown Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

Photo credits: