French Gold

HEX #B3860A / RGB (179, 134, 10)

What is French Gold Color?

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French Gold has the hex code #B3860A. The equivalent RGB values are (179, 134, 10), which means it is composed of 55% red, 41% green and 3% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:25 Y:94 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, French Gold has a hue of 44°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 70%.
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 Gold 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.

French Gold Color Codes

Hex Code#B3860A
RGB Values(179, 134, 10)
CMYK Values(0%, 25%, 94%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(44°, 94%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9900
Inverse Color#4C79F5 [Blueberry]
Closest Pantone®125 C
Closest RAL1027 [Curry]
Complementary Color#0A37B3 [UA Blue]
French Gold Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6C6C6C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#868686
Weighted Average (Luma)#878787
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BABABA

French Gold Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B3860A. Complementary color is 0A37B3

Complementary Palette

The complement of French Gold is UA Blue with the hex code #0A37B3. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B3860A color is offered by #0A37B3. 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 (B3860A, 8CB30A and B3320A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of French Gold (#B3860A) are Apple Green (#8CB30A) and Rust (#B3320A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of French Gold 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 (B3860A, 0A8CB3 and 320AB3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of French Gold (#B3860A) are #0A8CB3 (Blue (Munsell)) and #320AB3 (Interdimensional 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.

Triadic color palette with (B3860A, 0AB386 and 860AB3)

Triadic Palette

French Gold triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #0AB386 (Persian Green) and #860AB3 (Violet (RYB)) along with #B3860A 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 (B3860A, 0AB386, 0A37B3 and B30A37)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of French Gold has four colors - #0AB386 (Persian Green), #0A37B3 (UA Blue) and #B30A37 (Crimson Glory) in addition to the base color (#B3860A). 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 (B3860A, 0AB332, 0A37B3 and B30A8C)

Square Palette

French Gold square color palette has #0AB332 (Dark Pastel Green), #0A37B3 (UA Blue) and #B30A8C (Medium Violet-Red). 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

French Gold Color Rainbow Palette

Our French Gold 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 French Gold Color


  • Transparent C29E3B#C29E3B
  • Transparent CAAA54#CAAA54
  • Transparent D1B66C#D1B66C
  • Transparent D9C385#D9C385
  • Transparent E1CF9D#E1CF9D
  • Transparent E8DBB6#E8DBB6
  • Transparent F0E7CE#F0E7CE
  • Transparent F7F3E7#F7F3E7


  • Transparent A98522#A98522
  • Transparent A4842D#A4842D
  • Transparent 9F8439#9F8439
  • Transparent 9A8345#9A8345
  • Transparent 948251#948251
  • Transparent 8F825D#8F825D
  • Transparent 8A8168#8A8168
  • Transparent 858174#858174


  • Transparent 8F6B08#8F6B08
  • Transparent 7D5E07#7D5E07
  • Transparent 6B5006#6B5006
  • Transparent 5A4305#5A4305
  • Transparent 483604#483604
  • Transparent 362803#362803
  • Transparent 241B02#241B02
  • Transparent 120D01#120D01

French Gold Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    French Gold Gingham Checks

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    French Gold Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gold Plaid Pattern