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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.