Gold Tan

HEX #C9B178 / RGB (201, 177, 120)

Gold powder

What is Gold Tan Color?

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Gold Tan has the hex code #C9B178. The equivalent RGB values are (201, 177, 120), which means it is composed of 40% red, 36% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:12 Y:40 K:21. In the HSV/HSB scale, Gold Tan has a hue of 42°, 40% saturation and a brightness value of 79%.
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.

Gold tan is a brownish-yellow color that can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, HSL or hex code. Please note that the gold tan CMYK color values displayed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Gold Tan Color Codes

Hex Code#C9B178
RGB Values(201, 177, 120)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 40%, 21%)
HSV/HSB Values(42°, 40%, 79%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#364E87 [YInMn Blue]
Closest Pantone®466 C
Closest RAL1001 [Beige]
Complementary Color#7890C9 [Dark Pastel Blue]
Gold Tan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A6A6A6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Luma)#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Gold Tan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C9B178. Complementary color is 7890C9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Gold Tan is Dark Pastel Blue with the hex code #7890C9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C9B178 color is offered by #7890C9. 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 (C9B178, B9C978 and C98978)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Gold Tan (#C9B178) are Misty Moss (#B9C978) and Antique Brass (#C98978). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gold Tan 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 (C9B178, 78B9C9 and 8978C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Gold Tan (#C9B178) are #78B9C9 (Moonstone Blue) and #8978C9 (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 (C9B178, 78C9B1 and B178C9)

Triadic Palette

Gold Tan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #78C9B1 (Pearl Aqua) and #B178C9 (African Violet) along with #C9B178 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 (C9B178, 78C9B1, 7890C9 and C97890)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Gold Tan has four colors - #78C9B1 (Pearl Aqua), #7890C9 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C97890 (Charm) in addition to the base color (#C9B178). 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 (C9B178, 78C989, 7890C9 and C978B9)

Square Palette

Gold Tan square color palette has #78C989 (Iguana Green), #7890C9 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C978B9 (Sky Magenta). 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

Gold Tan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Gold Tan 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 Gold Tan Color


  • Transparent D4C193#D4C193
  • Transparent D9C8A1#D9C8A1
  • Transparent DFD0AE#DFD0AE
  • Transparent E4D8BC#E4D8BC
  • Transparent E9E0C9#E9E0C9
  • Transparent EFE8D7#EFE8D7
  • Transparent F4EFE4#F4EFE4
  • Transparent FAF7F2#FAF7F2


  • Transparent BAA77A#BAA77A
  • Transparent B3A27A#B3A27A
  • Transparent AC9D7B#AC9D7B
  • Transparent A5997C#A5997C
  • Transparent 9D947D#9D947D
  • Transparent 968F7E#968F7E
  • Transparent 8F8A7E#8F8A7E
  • Transparent 87857F#87857F


  • Transparent A18E60#A18E60
  • Transparent 8D7C54#8D7C54
  • Transparent 796A48#796A48
  • Transparent 65593C#65593C
  • Transparent 504730#504730
  • Transparent 3C3524#3C3524
  • Transparent 282318#282318
  • Transparent 14120C#14120C

Gold Tan Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Tan Plaid Pattern

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