#AB856F Hex Code

Color Name: Light Taupe

What is hex #AB856F Color?

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The color name of hex code #AB856F is Light Taupe. The RGB values are (171, 133, 111) which means it is composed of 41% red, 32% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:22 Y:35 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, #AB856F has a hue of 22°, 35% 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.

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Hex #AB856F Color Codes

Color NameLight Taupe
RGB Values(171, 133, 111)
CMYK Values(0%, 22%, 35%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(22°, 35%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#547A90 [Jelly Bean Blue]
Closest Pantone®479 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#6F95AB [Weldon Blue]
#AB856F Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#8E8E8E
Weighted Average (Luma)#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BDBDBD

Hex #AB856F Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AB856F. Complementary color is 6F95AB

Complementary Palette

The complement of #AB856F is #6F95AB which is called Weldon Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AB856F color is offered by #6F95AB. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (AB856F, ABA36F and AB6F77)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #AB856F are #ABA36F and #AB6F77, called Camel and Rose Gold, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #AB856F with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (AB856F, 6FABA3 and 6F77AB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #AB856F are #6FABA3 (Green Sheen) and #6F77AB (Glaucous). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (AB856F, 6FAB85 and 856FAB)

Triadic Palette

#AB856F triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6FAB85 (Oxley) and #856FAB (Middle Blue Purple) along with #AB856F, our main color, create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (AB856F, 6FAB85, 6F95AB and AB6F95)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #AB856F has #6FAB85 (Oxley), #6F95AB (Weldon Blue) and #AB6F95 (Pearly Purple). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (AB856F, 77AB6F, 6F95AB and A36FAB)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #AB856F contains #77AB6F (Asparagus), #6F95AB (Weldon Blue) and #A36FAB (Purple Mountain Majesty). 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.

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Hex #AB856F Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #AB856F rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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 AB856F Color


  • Transparent BC9D8CBC9D8C
  • Transparent C4AA9AC4AA9A
  • Transparent CDB6A9CDB6A9
  • Transparent D5C2B7D5C2B7
  • Transparent DDCEC5DDCEC5
  • Transparent E6DAD4E6DAD4
  • Transparent EEE7E2EEE7E2
  • Transparent F7F3F1F7F3F1


  • Transparent A28472A28472
  • Transparent 9E84749E8474
  • Transparent 9A83769A8376
  • Transparent 968378968378
  • Transparent 918279918279
  • Transparent 8D827B8D827B
  • Transparent 89817D89817D
  • Transparent 84817E84817E


  • Transparent 896A59896A59
  • Transparent 785D4E785D4E
  • Transparent 675043675043
  • Transparent 564338564338
  • Transparent 44352C44352C
  • Transparent 332821332821
  • Transparent 221B16221B16
  • Transparent 110D0B110D0B

#AB856F Color Patterns

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Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.