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Light Taupe Color

HEX #554940 / RGB (85, 73, 64)

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What is Light Taupe Color?

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Light Taupe has the hex code #554940. The equivalent RGB values are (85, 73, 64), which means it is composed of 38% red, 33% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:14 Y:25 K:67. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Taupe has a hue of 26°, 25% saturation and a brightness value of 33%.
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 Taupe is not part of 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 Taupe Color Codes

Hex Code#554940
RGB Values(85, 73, 64)
CMYK Values(0%, 14%, 25%, 67%)
HSV/HSB Values(26°, 25%, 33%)
Closest Web Safe#663333
Inverse Color#AAB6BF [Cadet Blue (Crayola)]
Closest Pantone®438 C
Closest RAL7013 [Brown grey]
Complementary Color#404C55 [Outer Space]
Light Taupe Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4C4C4C
Weighted Average (Luma)#4B4B4B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8E8E8E

Light Taupe Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 554940. Complementary color is 404C55

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Taupe is Outer Space with the hex code #404C55. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #554940 color is offered by #404C55. 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 (554940, 555440 and 554042)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Taupe (#554940) are Olive Drab Camouflage (#555440) and Dark Puce (#554042). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Taupe 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 (554940, 405554 and 404255)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Taupe (#554940) are #405554 (Outer Space) and #404255 (Arsenic). 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 (554940, 405549 and 494055)

Triadic Palette

Light Taupe triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #405549 (Gray-Asparagus) and #494055 (Purple Taupe) along with #554940 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 (554940, 405549, 404C55 and 55404C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Taupe has four colors - #405549 (Gray-Asparagus), #404C55 (Outer Space) and #55404C (Purple Taupe) in addition to the base color (#554940). 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 (554940, 425540, 404C55 and 544055)

Square Palette

Light Taupe square color palette has #425540 (Gray-Asparagus), #404C55 (Outer Space) and #544055 (English 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

Light Taupe Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Taupe 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 Taupe Color


  • Transparent 776D66776D66
  • Transparent 888079888079
  • Transparent 99928C99928C
  • Transparent AAA4A0AAA4A0
  • Transparent BBB6B3BBB6B3
  • Transparent CCC8C6CCC8C6
  • Transparent DDDBD9DDDBD9
  • Transparent EEEDECEEEDEC


  • Transparent 5E544D5E544D
  • Transparent 625A53625A53
  • Transparent 665F5A665F5A
  • Transparent 6B65606B6560
  • Transparent 6F6A666F6A66
  • Transparent 73706D73706D
  • Transparent 777573777573
  • Transparent 7C7B7A7C7B7A


  • Transparent 443A33443A33
  • Transparent 3C332D3C332D
  • Transparent 332C26332C26
  • Transparent 2B25202B2520
  • Transparent 221D1A221D1A
  • Transparent 1A16131A1613
  • Transparent 110F0D110F0D
  • Transparent 090706090706

Light Taupe Color Patterns

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    Light Taupe Leaves Pattern

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    Light Taupe Houndstooth Pattern

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    Light Taupe Trellis Pattern

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    Light Taupe Plaid Pattern

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