Light Brown

HEX #C89D7C / RGB (200, 157, 124)

Light brown colored paper bag

What is Light Brown Color?

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Light Brown has the hex code #C89D7C. The equivalent RGB values are (200, 157, 124), which means it is composed of 42% red, 33% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:22 Y:38 K:22. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Brown has a hue of 26°, 38% saturation and a brightness value of 78%.
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.

This Light Brown color is NOT included in the web colors list and can only be used in HTML and CSS code with the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Light Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#C89D7C
RGB Values(200, 157, 124)
CMYK Values(0%, 22%, 38%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(26°, 38%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#376283 [Metallic Blue]
Closest Pantone®728 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#7CA7C8 [Dark Pastel Blue]
Light Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A0A0A0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A6A6A6
Weighted Average (Luma)#A4A4A4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CBCBCB

Light Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C89D7C. Complementary color is 7CA7C8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Brown is Dark Pastel Blue with the hex code #7CA7C8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C89D7C color is offered by #7CA7C8. 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 (C89D7C, C8C37C and C87C81)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Brown (#C89D7C) are Ecru (#C8C37C) and Old Rose (#C87C81). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Brown 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (C89D7C, 7CC8C3 and 7C81C8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Brown (#C89D7C) are #7CC8C3 (Pearl Aqua) and #7C81C8 (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.

Triadic color palette with (C89D7C, 7CC89D and 9D7CC8)

Triadic Palette

Light Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7CC89D (Dark Sea Green) and #9D7CC8 (Lavender Purple) along with #C89D7C 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 (C89D7C, 7CC89D, 7CA7C8 and C87CA7)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Brown has four colors - #7CC89D (Dark Sea Green), #7CA7C8 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C87CA7 (Sky Magenta) in addition to the base color (#C89D7C). 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.

Square color palette with (C89D7C, 81C87C, 7CA7C8 and C37CC8)

Square Palette

Light Brown square color palette has #81C87C (Iguana Green), #7CA7C8 (Dark Pastel Blue) and #C37CC8 (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.

Rainbow color

Light Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Brown 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Light Brown Color


  • Transparent D3B196#D3B196
  • Transparent D9BAA3#D9BAA3
  • Transparent DEC4B0#DEC4B0
  • Transparent E4CEBE#E4CEBE
  • Transparent E9D8CB#E9D8CB
  • Transparent EFE2D8#EFE2D8
  • Transparent F4EBE5#F4EBE5
  • Transparent FAF5F2#FAF5F2


  • Transparent BA977D#BA977D
  • Transparent B2947D#B2947D
  • Transparent AB917E#AB917E
  • Transparent A48F7E#A48F7E
  • Transparent 9D8C7E#9D8C7E
  • Transparent 96897F#96897F
  • Transparent 8E867F#8E867F
  • Transparent 878380#878380


  • Transparent A07E63#A07E63
  • Transparent 8C6E57#8C6E57
  • Transparent 785E4A#785E4A
  • Transparent 644F3E#644F3E
  • Transparent 503F32#503F32
  • Transparent 3C2F25#3C2F25
  • Transparent 281F19#281F19
  • Transparent 14100C#14100C

Light Brown Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Brown Plaid Pattern

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