#BD8E8E Hex Code

Color Name: Rosy Brown

What is hex #BD8E8E Color?

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The color name of hex code #BD8E8E is Rosy Brown. The RGB values are (189, 142, 142) which means it is composed of 40% red, 30% green and 30% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:25 Y:25 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, #BD8E8E has a hue of 0°, 25% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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 #BD8E8E Color Codes

Color NameRosy Brown
RGB Values(189, 142, 142)
CMYK Values(0%, 25%, 25%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 25%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#427171 [Hooker's Green]
Closest Pantone®694 C
Closest RAL4009 [Pastel violet]
Complementary Color#8EBDBD [Pewter Blue]
#BD8E8E Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9E9E9E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9C9C9C
Weighted Average (Luma)#989898
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C4C4C4

Hex #BD8E8E Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BD8E8E. Complementary color is 8EBDBD

Complementary Palette

The complement of #BD8E8E is #8EBDBD 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 #BD8E8E color is offered by #8EBDBD. 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 (BD8E8E, BDA68E and BD8EA6)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #BD8E8E are #BDA68E and #BD8EA6, called Khaki (HTML/CSS) and Opera Mauve, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #BD8E8E 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 (BD8E8E, 8EBDA6 and 8EA6BD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #BD8E8E are #8EBDA6 (Eton Blue) and #8EA6BD (Pewter 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 (BD8E8E, 8EBD8E and 8E8EBD)

Triadic Palette

#BD8E8E triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8EBD8E (Dark Sea Green) and #8E8EBD (Cool Grey) along with #BD8E8E, 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 (BD8E8E, 8EBD8E, 8EBDBD and BD8EBD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #BD8E8E has #8EBD8E (Dark Sea Green), #8EBDBD (Pewter Blue) and #BD8EBD (African Violet). 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 (BD8E8E, A6BD8E, 8EBDBD and A68EBD)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #BD8E8E contains #A6BD8E (Laurel Green), #8EBDBD (Pewter Blue) and #A68EBD (Glossy Grape). 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 #BD8E8E Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #BD8E8E 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.

Shades of Rosy Brown Color


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#BD8E8E Color Patterns

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    Rosy Brown Gingham Checks

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    Rosy Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Rosy Brown Polka Dots Pattern

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    Rosy Brown Honeycomb Pattern

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    Rosy Brown Leaves Pattern

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    Rosy Brown Houndstooth Pattern

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    Rosy Brown Trellis Pattern

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    Rosy Brown 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.