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Glossy Brown Color

HEX #AB4F3B / RGB (171, 79, 59)

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What is Glossy Brown Color?

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Glossy Brown has the hex code #AB4F3B. The equivalent RGB values are (171, 79, 59), which means it is composed of 55% red, 26% green and 19% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:54 Y:66 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Glossy Brown has a hue of 11°, 65% 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.

Glossy 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.

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Glossy Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#AB4F3B
RGB Values(171, 79, 59)
CMYK Values(0%, 54%, 66%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(11°, 65%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#996633
Inverse Color#54B0C4 [Maximum Blue]
Closest Pantone®7608 C
Closest RAL8023 [Orange brown]
Complementary Color#3B97AB [Steel Blue]
Glossy Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#676767
Weighted Average (Most Common)#686868
Weighted Average (Luma)#616161
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A0A0A0

Glossy Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AB4F3B. Complementary color is 3B97AB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Glossy Brown is Steel Blue with the hex code #3B97AB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AB4F3B color is offered by #3B97AB. 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 (AB4F3B, AB873B and AB3B5F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Glossy Brown (#AB4F3B) are Metallic Sunburst (#AB873B) and Medium Ruby (#AB3B5F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Glossy 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 (AB4F3B, 3BAB87 and 3B5FAB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Glossy Brown (#AB4F3B) are #3BAB87 (Zomp) and #3B5FAB (Violet-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 (AB4F3B, 3BAB4F and 4F3BAB)

Triadic Palette

Glossy Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3BAB4F (American Green) and #4F3BAB (Ocean Blue) along with #AB4F3B 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 (AB4F3B, 3BAB4F, 3B97AB and AB3B97)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Glossy Brown has four colors - #3BAB4F (American Green), #3B97AB (Steel Blue) and #AB3B97 (Fandango) in addition to the base color (#AB4F3B). 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 (AB4F3B, 5FAB3B, 3B97AB and 873BAB)

Square Palette

Glossy Brown square color palette has #5FAB3B (Green (RYB)), #3B97AB (Steel Blue) and #873BAB (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.

Rainbow color

Glossy Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Glossy 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.

AB503B A6AB3B 46AB3B 3BAB90 3B66AB 703BAB AB3B86

Tints, Tones & Shades of Glossy Brown Color


  • Transparent BC7262BC7262
  • Transparent C48476C48476
  • Transparent CD9589CD9589
  • Transparent D5A79DD5A79D
  • Transparent DDB9B1DDB9B1
  • Transparent E6CAC4E6CAC4
  • Transparent EEDCD8EEDCD8
  • Transparent F7EDEBF7EDEB


  • Transparent A25949A25949
  • Transparent 9E5E509E5E50
  • Transparent 9A63579A6357
  • Transparent 96685E96685E
  • Transparent 916C64916C64
  • Transparent 8D716B8D716B
  • Transparent 897672897672
  • Transparent 847B79847B79


  • Transparent 893F2F893F2F
  • Transparent 783729783729
  • Transparent 672F23672F23
  • Transparent 56281E56281E
  • Transparent 442018442018
  • Transparent 331812331812
  • Transparent 22100C22100C
  • Transparent 110806110806

Glossy Brown Color Patterns

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    Glossy Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Glossy Brown Plaid Pattern

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