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Light Olive Color

HEX #BDBC70 / RGB (189, 188, 112)

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What is Light Olive Color?

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Light Olive has the hex code #BDBC70. The equivalent RGB values are (189, 188, 112), which means it is composed of 39% red, 38% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:41 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Olive has a hue of 59°, 41% 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.

Light Olive is a moderate deep yellow-green color. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Light Olive Color Codes

Hex Code#BDBC70
RGB Values(189, 188, 112)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 41%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(59°, 41%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC66
Inverse Color#42438F [Dark Slate Blue]
Closest Pantone®617 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#7071BD [Toolbox]
Light Olive Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B4B4B4
Weighted Average (Luma)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Light Olive Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BDBC70. Complementary color is 7071BD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Olive is Toolbox with the hex code #7071BD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BDBC70 color is offered by #7071BD. 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 (BDBC70, 98BD70 and BD9670)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Olive (#BDBC70) are Olivine (#98BD70) and Camel (#BD9670). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Olive 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 (BDBC70, 7098BD and 9670BD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Olive (#BDBC70) are #7098BD (Cerulean Frost) and #9670BD (Purple Mountain Majesty). 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 (BDBC70, 70BDBC and BC70BD)

Triadic Palette

Light Olive triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #70BDBC (Moonstone Blue) and #BC70BD (African Violet) along with #BDBC70 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 (BDBC70, 70BDBC, 7071BD and BD7071)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Olive has four colors - #70BDBC (Moonstone Blue), #7071BD (Toolbox) and #BD7071 (Rose Gold) in addition to the base color (#BDBC70). 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 (BDBC70, 70BD96, 7071BD and BD7098)

Square Palette

Light Olive square color palette has #70BD96 (Green Sheen), #7071BD (Toolbox) and #BD7098 (Pearly 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.

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Rainbow color

Light Olive Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Olive 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 Light Olive Color


  • Transparent CAC98DCAC98D
  • Transparent D1D09BD1D09B
  • Transparent D7D7A9D7D7A9
  • Transparent DEDEB8DEDEB8
  • Transparent E5E4C6E5E4C6
  • Transparent EBEBD4EBEBD4
  • Transparent F2F2E2F2F2E2
  • Transparent F8F8F1F8F8F1


  • Transparent B1B073B1B073
  • Transparent ABAA75ABAA75
  • Transparent A5A476A5A476
  • Transparent 9F9E789F9E78
  • Transparent 98987A98987A
  • Transparent 92927B92927B
  • Transparent 8C8C7D8C8C7D
  • Transparent 86867E86867E


  • Transparent 97965A97965A
  • Transparent 84844E84844E
  • Transparent 717143717143
  • Transparent 5F5E385F5E38
  • Transparent 4C4B2D4C4B2D
  • Transparent 393822393822
  • Transparent 262616262616
  • Transparent 13130B13130B

Light Olive Color Patterns

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    Light Olive Gingham Checks

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    Light Olive Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Olive Plaid Pattern

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