French Bistre has the hex code #856D4D. The equivalent RGB values are (133, 109, 77), which means it is composed of
42% red, 34% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:18 Y:42 K:48. In the HSV/HSB scale, French Bistre has a hue of 34°, 42% saturation and a brightness value of 52%. 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.
French bistre is an olive brown color and comes to us from Pourpre.com list widely used in France. The color can be applied on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, HSL and/or hex codes. Please note that the CMYK values for French bistre as given on this page have been calculated from the hex color code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.
The complement of French Bistre is Dark Electric Blue with the hex code #4D6585. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #856D4D color is offered by #4D6585. 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.
The analogous colors of French Bistre (#856D4D) are Gold Fusion (#81854D) and Tuscan Red (#85514D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of French Bistre 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of French Bistre (#856D4D) are #4D8185 (Wintergreen Dream) and #514D85 (Purple Navy). 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.
French Bistre triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4D856D (Hooker's Green) and #6D4D85 (Dark Lavender) along with #856D4D create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of French Bistre has four colors - #4D856D (Hooker's Green), #4D6585 (Dark Electric Blue) and #854D65 (Twilight Lavender) in addition to the base color (#856D4D). 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.
French Bistre square color palette has #4D8551 (Middle Green), #4D6585 (Dark Electric Blue) and #854D81 (Razzmic Berry). 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.
French Bistre Color Rainbow Palette
Our French Bistre 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.