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#BF9881 Hex Code

Color Name: Pale Taupe

What is hex #BF9881 Color?

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The color name of hex code #BF9881 is Pale Taupe. The RGB values are (191, 152, 129) which means it is composed of 40% red, 32% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:20 Y:33 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, #BF9881 has a hue of 22°, 32% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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 #BF9881 Color Codes

Color NamePale Taupe
RGB Values(191, 152, 129)
CMYK Values(0%, 20%, 33%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(22°, 32%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#40677E [Ming]
Closest Pantone®7521 C
Closest RAL1001 [Beige]
Complementary Color#81A8BF [Pewter Blue]
#BF9881 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Luma)#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C8C8C8

Hex #BF9881 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BF9881. Complementary color is 81A8BF

Complementary Palette

The complement of #BF9881 is #81A8BF which is called Pewter Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BF9881 color is offered by #81A8BF. 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 (BF9881, BFB781 and BF8189)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #BF9881 are #BFB781 and #BF8189, called Ecru and Old Rose, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #BF9881 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 (BF9881, 81BFB7 and 8189BF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #BF9881 are #81BFB7 (Pewter Blue) and #8189BF (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.

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Triadic color palette with (BF9881, 81BF98 and 9881BF)

Triadic Palette

#BF9881 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #81BF98 (Dark Sea Green) and #9881BF (Lavender Purple) along with #BF9881, 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 (BF9881, 81BF98, 81A8BF and BF81A8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #BF9881 has #81BF98 (Dark Sea Green), #81A8BF (Pewter Blue) and #BF81A8 (Opera Mauve). 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 (BF9881, 89BF81, 81A8BF and B781BF)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #BF9881 contains #89BF81 (Dark Sea Green), #81A8BF (Pewter Blue) and #B781BF (African 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.

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Hex #BF9881 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #BF9881 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 BF9881 Color


  • Transparent CCAD9ACCAD9A
  • Transparent D2B7A7D2B7A7
  • Transparent D9C1B3D9C1B3
  • Transparent DFCCC0DFCCC0
  • Transparent E5D6CDE5D6CD
  • Transparent ECE0D9ECE0D9
  • Transparent F2EAE6F2EAE6
  • Transparent F9F5F2F9F5F2


  • Transparent B29381B29381
  • Transparent AC9181AC9181
  • Transparent A68E81A68E81
  • Transparent A08C81A08C81
  • Transparent 998A80998A80
  • Transparent 938780938780
  • Transparent 8D85808D8580
  • Transparent 868280868280


  • Transparent 997A67997A67
  • Transparent 866A5A866A5A
  • Transparent 735B4D735B4D
  • Transparent 604C41604C41
  • Transparent 4C3D344C3D34
  • Transparent 392E27392E27
  • Transparent 261E1A261E1A
  • Transparent 130F0D130F0D

#BF9881 Color Patterns

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    #BF9881 Plaid Pattern

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