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Khaki Traditional Color

HEX #C4B289 / RGB (196, 178, 137)

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What is Khaki Traditional Color?

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Khaki Traditional has the hex code #C4B289. The equivalent RGB values are (196, 178, 137), which means it is composed of 38% red, 35% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:9 Y:30 K:23. In the HSV/HSB scale, Khaki Traditional has a hue of 42°, 30% saturation and a brightness value of 77%.
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.

The name comes from the color of military uniforms introduced by the British during their occupation of India. Traditional Khaki color is light brown and offers camouflage in stony, sandy and dusty terrains. Over the years, several variations of the color have been introduced including ones in the X11 and web colors list - Khaki and DarkKhaki.

It is important to note that the web khaki colors are greenish yellow and different from the traditional brownish khaki color. To use this color in HTML and CSS code, please employ the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values instead of the color name (usage of which will lead to different color).

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Khaki Traditional Color Codes

Hex Code#C4B289
RGB Values(196, 178, 137)
CMYK Values(0%, 9%, 30%, 23%)
HSV/HSB Values(42°, 30%, 77%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#3B4D76 [Metallic Blue]
Closest Pantone®4525 C
Closest RAL1001 [Beige]
Complementary Color#899BC4 [Ceil]
Khaki Traditional Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D3D3D3

Khaki Traditional Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C4B289. Complementary color is 899BC4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Khaki Traditional is Ceil with the hex code #899BC4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C4B289 color is offered by #899BC4. 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 (C4B289, B9C489 and C49589)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Khaki Traditional (#C4B289) are Sage (#B9C489) and Rosy Brown (#C49589). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Khaki Traditional with a 30° separation on either side. 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 (C4B289, 89B9C4 and 9589C4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Khaki Traditional (#C4B289) are #89B9C4 (Dark Sky Blue) and #9589C4 (Lavender Purple). 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 (C4B289, 89C4B2 and B289C4)

Triadic Palette

Khaki Traditional triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #89C4B2 (Eton Blue) and #B289C4 (African Violet) along with #C4B289 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 (C4B289, 89C4B2, 899BC4 and C4899B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Khaki Traditional has four colors - #89C4B2 (Eton Blue), #899BC4 (Ceil) and #C4899B (Puce) in addition to the base color (#C4B289). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (C4B289, 89C495, 899BC4 and C489B9)

Square Palette

Khaki Traditional square color palette has #89C495 (Dark Sea Green), #899BC4 (Ceil) and #C489B9 (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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Rainbow color

Khaki Traditional Color Rainbow Palette

Our Khaki Traditional rainbow color palette is based on the RGB 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 Khaki Traditional Color


  • Transparent D0C1A1D0C1A1
  • Transparent D6C9ACD6C9AC
  • Transparent DCD1B8DCD1B8
  • Transparent E2D9C4E2D9C4
  • Transparent E7E0D0E7E0D0
  • Transparent EDE8DCEDE8DC
  • Transparent F3F0E7F3F0E7
  • Transparent F9F7F3F9F7F3


  • Transparent B6A887B6A887
  • Transparent B0A386B0A386
  • Transparent A99E85A99E85
  • Transparent A29985A29985
  • Transparent 9B94849B9484
  • Transparent 948F83948F83
  • Transparent 8E8A828E8A82
  • Transparent 878581878581


  • Transparent 9D8E6E9D8E6E
  • Transparent 897D60897D60
  • Transparent 766B52766B52
  • Transparent 625945625945
  • Transparent 4E47374E4737
  • Transparent 3B35293B3529
  • Transparent 27241B27241B
  • Transparent 14120E14120E

Khaki Traditional Color Patterns

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    Khaki Traditional Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Khaki Traditional Plaid Pattern

Khaki Traditional Color Interior Ideas

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