Gentle Brown

HEX #AB9375 / RGB (171, 147, 117)

Brown rabbit

What is Gentle Brown Color?

Gentle Brown (Hex code: AB9375) Thumbnail

Gentle Brown has the hex code #AB9375. The equivalent RGB values are (171, 147, 117), which means it is composed of 39% red, 34% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:14 Y:32 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Gentle Brown has a hue of 33°, 32% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Gentle 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.

Gentle Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#AB9375
RGB Values(171, 147, 117)
CMYK Values(0%, 14%, 32%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(33°, 32%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#546C8A [UCLA Blue]
Closest Pantone®4725 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#758DAB [Shadow Blue]
Gentle Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#919191
Weighted Average (Most Common)#979797
Weighted Average (Luma)#969696
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C3C3C3

Gentle Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AB9375. Complementary color is 758DAB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Gentle Brown is Shadow Blue with the hex code #758DAB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AB9375 color is offered by #758DAB. 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 (AB9375, A8AB75 and AB7875)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Gentle Brown (#AB9375) are Olivine (#A8AB75) and Burnished Brown (#AB7875). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gentle 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (AB9375, 75A8AB and 7875AB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Gentle Brown (#AB9375) are #75A8AB (Green Sheen) and #7875AB (Rhythm). 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 (AB9375, 75AB93 and 9375AB)

Triadic Palette

Gentle Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #75AB93 (Green Sheen) and #9375AB (Purple Mountain Majesty) along with #AB9375 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 (AB9375, 75AB93, 758DAB and AB758D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Gentle Brown has four colors - #75AB93 (Green Sheen), #758DAB (Shadow Blue) and #AB758D (Turkish Rose) in addition to the base color (#AB9375). 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 (AB9375, 75AB78, 758DAB and AB75A8)

Square Palette

Gentle Brown square color palette has #75AB78 (Iguana Green), #758DAB (Shadow Blue) and #AB75A8 (Pearly Purple). 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

Gentle Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Gentle 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Gentle Brown Color


  • Transparent BCA991#BCA991
  • Transparent C4B39E#C4B39E
  • Transparent CDBEAC#CDBEAC
  • Transparent D5C9BA#D5C9BA
  • Transparent DDD4C8#DDD4C8
  • Transparent E6DFD6#E6DFD6
  • Transparent EEE9E3#EEE9E3
  • Transparent F7F4F1#F7F4F1


  • Transparent A28F77#A28F77
  • Transparent 9E8D78#9E8D78
  • Transparent 9A8B79#9A8B79
  • Transparent 968A7B#968A7B
  • Transparent 91887C#91887C
  • Transparent 8D867D#8D867D
  • Transparent 89847E#89847E
  • Transparent 84827F#84827F


  • Transparent 89765E#89765E
  • Transparent 786752#786752
  • Transparent 675846#675846
  • Transparent 564A3B#564A3B
  • Transparent 443B2F#443B2F
  • Transparent 332C23#332C23
  • Transparent 221D17#221D17
  • Transparent 110F0C#110F0C

Gentle Brown Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gentle Brown Plaid Pattern

Photo credits: