HEX #C2B280 / RGB (194, 178, 128)

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What is Ecru Color?

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Ecru has the hex code #C2B280. The equivalent RGB values are (194, 178, 128), which means it is composed of 39% red, 36% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:34 K:24. In the HSV/HSB scale, Ecru has a hue of 45°, 34% saturation and a brightness value of 76%.
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.

Ecru refer to the color of unbleached linen. It is a dull yellow color and can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB codes.

Ecru Color Codes

Hex Code#C2B280
RGB Values(194, 178, 128)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 34%, 24%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 34%, 76%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#3D4D7F [Metallic Blue]
Closest Pantone®4525 C
Closest RAL1001 [Beige]
Complementary Color#8090C2 [Dark Pastel Blue]
Ecru Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A7A7A7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B1B1B1
Weighted Average (Luma)#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Ecru Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C2B280. Complementary color is 8090C2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Ecru is Dark Pastel Blue with the hex code #8090C2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C2B280 color is offered by #8090C2. 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 (C2B280, B1C280 and C29180)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Ecru (#C2B280) are Sage (#B1C280) and Pale Taupe (#C29180). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Ecru 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 (C2B280, 80B1C2 and 9180C2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Ecru (#C2B280) are #80B1C2 (Moonstone Blue) and #9180C2 (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 (C2B280, 80C2B2 and B280C2)

Triadic Palette

Ecru triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #80C2B2 (Pearl Aqua) and #B280C2 (African Violet) along with #C2B280 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 (C2B280, 80C2B2, 8090C2 and C28090)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Ecru has four colors - #80C2B2 (Pearl Aqua), #8090C2 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C28090 (Old Rose) in addition to the base color (#C2B280). 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 (C2B280, 80C291, 8090C2 and C280B1)

Square Palette

Ecru square color palette has #80C291 (Dark Sea Green), #8090C2 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C280B1 (Opera Mauve). 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

Ecru Color Rainbow Palette

Our Ecru 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 Ecru Color


  • Transparent CEC199#CEC199
  • Transparent D4C9A6#D4C9A6
  • Transparent DAD1B3#DAD1B3
  • Transparent E1D9C0#E1D9C0
  • Transparent E7E0CC#E7E0CC
  • Transparent EDE8D9#EDE8D9
  • Transparent F3F0E6#F3F0E6
  • Transparent F9F7F2#F9F7F2


  • Transparent B5A880#B5A880
  • Transparent AEA380#AEA380
  • Transparent A89E80#A89E80
  • Transparent A19980#A19980
  • Transparent 9A9480#9A9480
  • Transparent 948F80#948F80
  • Transparent 8D8A80#8D8A80
  • Transparent 878580#878580


  • Transparent 9B8E66#9B8E66
  • Transparent 887D5A#887D5A
  • Transparent 746B4D#746B4D
  • Transparent 615940#615940
  • Transparent 4E4733#4E4733
  • Transparent 3A3526#3A3526
  • Transparent 27241A#27241A
  • Transparent 13120D#13120D

Ecru Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Ecru Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Ecru Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ecru Plaid Pattern

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