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#AB8A21 Hex Code

Color Name: University Of California Gold

What is hex #AB8A21 Color?

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The color name of hex code #AB8A21 is University Of California Gold. The RGB values are (171, 138, 33) which means it is composed of 50% red, 40% green and 10% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:19 Y:81 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, #AB8A21 has a hue of 46°, 81% 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 #AB8A21 Color Codes

Color NameUniversity Of California Gold
RGB Values(171, 138, 33)
CMYK Values(0%, 19%, 81%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(46°, 81%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999933
Inverse Color#5475DE [Royal Blue]
Closest Pantone®1255 C
Closest RAL1027 [Curry]
Complementary Color#2142AB [Denim Blue]
#AB8A21 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#727272
Weighted Average (Most Common)#888888
Weighted Average (Luma)#898989
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BCBCBC

Hex #AB8A21 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AB8A21. Complementary color is 2142AB

Complementary Palette

The complement of #AB8A21 is #2142AB which is called Denim Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AB8A21 color is offered by #2142AB. 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 (AB8A21, 87AB21 and AB4521)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #AB8A21 are #87AB21 and #AB4521, called Dark Lemon Lime and Chinese Brown, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #AB8A21 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 (AB8A21, 2187AB and 4521AB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #AB8A21 are #2187AB (Cyan Cornflower Blue) and #4521AB (Blue (Pigment)). 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 (AB8A21, 21AB8A and 8A21AB)

Triadic Palette

#AB8A21 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #21AB8A (Jungle Green) and #8A21AB (Grape) along with #AB8A21, 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 (AB8A21, 21AB8A, 2142AB and AB2142)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #AB8A21 has #21AB8A (Jungle Green), #2142AB (Denim Blue) and #AB2142 (French Wine). 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 (AB8A21, 21AB45, 2142AB and AB2187)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #AB8A21 contains #21AB45 (American Green), #2142AB (Denim Blue) and #AB2187 (Fandango). 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 #AB8A21 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #AB8A21 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of AB8A21 Color


  • Transparent BCA14DBCA14D
  • Transparent C4AD64C4AD64
  • Transparent CDB97ACDB97A
  • Transparent D5C590D5C590
  • Transparent DDD0A6DDD0A6
  • Transparent E6DCBCE6DCBC
  • Transparent EEE8D3EEE8D3
  • Transparent F7F3E9F7F3E9


  • Transparent A28834A28834
  • Transparent 9E873E9E873E
  • Transparent 9A86479A8647
  • Transparent 968551968551
  • Transparent 91845A91845A
  • Transparent 8D83648D8364
  • Transparent 89826D89826D
  • Transparent 848177848177


  • Transparent 896E1A896E1A
  • Transparent 786117786117
  • Transparent 675314675314
  • Transparent 564511564511
  • Transparent 44370D44370D
  • Transparent 33290A33290A
  • Transparent 221C07221C07
  • Transparent 110E03110E03

#AB8A21 Color Patterns

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