#B38A7C Hex Code

Color Name: Light Taupe

What is hex #B38A7C Color?

Light Taupe (Hex code: B38A7C) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #B38A7C is Light Taupe. The RGB values are (179, 138, 124) which means it is composed of 41% red, 31% green and 28% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:23 Y:31 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, #B38A7C has a hue of 15°, 31% saturation and a brightness value of 70%.
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.

Hex #B38A7C Color Codes

Color NameLight Taupe
RGB Values(179, 138, 124)
CMYK Values(0%, 23%, 31%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(15°, 31%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#4C7583 [Jelly Bean Blue]
Closest Pantone®4725 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#7CA5B3 [Weldon Blue]
#B38A7C Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#939393
Desaturated#989898
Weighted Average (Most Common)#959595
Weighted Average (Luma)#929292
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C0C0C0

Hex #B38A7C Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B38A7C. Complementary color is 7CA5B3

Complementary Palette

The complement of #B38A7C is #7CA5B3 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 #B38A7C color is offered by #7CA5B3. 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 (B38A7C, B3A67C and B37C8A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #B38A7C are #B3A67C and #B37C8A, called Pale Taupe and English Lavender, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #B38A7C 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (B38A7C, 7CB3A6 and 7C8AB3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #B38A7C are #7CB3A6 (Green Sheen) and #7C8AB3 (Shadow 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 (B38A7C, 7CB38A and 8A7CB3)

Triadic Palette

#B38A7C triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7CB38A (Dark Sea Green) and #8A7CB3 (Lavender Purple) along with #B38A7C, 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.

Tetradic color palette with (B38A7C, 7CB38A, 7CA5B3 and B37CA5)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #B38A7C has #7CB38A (Dark Sea Green), #7CA5B3 (Weldon Blue) and #B37CA5 (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.

Square color palette with (B38A7C, 8AB37C, 7CA5B3 and A67CB3)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #B38A7C contains #8AB37C (Olivine), #7CA5B3 (Weldon Blue) and #A67CB3 (Lavender Purple). 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

Hex #B38A7C Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #B38A7C 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.

#B38A7C Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - B38A7C

    Light Taupe plaid pattern

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.