Matte Brown

HEX #BB8D6F / RGB (187, 141, 111)

What is Matte Brown Color?

Matte Brown (Hex code: BB8D6F) Thumbnail

Matte Brown has the hex code #BB8D6F. The equivalent RGB values are (187, 141, 111), which means it is composed of 43% red, 32% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:25 Y:41 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Brown has a hue of 24°, 41% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Matte Brown color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, matte brown can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Matte Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#BB8D6F
RGB Values(187, 141, 111)
CMYK Values(0%, 25%, 41%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(24°, 41%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#447290 [Jelly Bean Blue]
Closest Pantone®4655 C
Closest RAL3012 [Beige red]
Complementary Color#6F9DBB [Air Superiority Blue]
Matte Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#929292
Weighted Average (Most Common)#989898
Weighted Average (Luma)#959595
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C2C2C2

Matte Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BB8D6F. Complementary color is 6F9DBB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Matte Brown is Air Superiority Blue with the hex code #6F9DBB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BB8D6F color is offered by #6F9DBB. 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 (BB8D6F, BBB36F and BB6F77)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Matte Brown (#BB8D6F) are Dark Khaki (#BBB36F) and Rose Gold (#BB6F77). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte 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 (BB8D6F, 6FBBB3 and 6F77BB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Matte Brown (#BB8D6F) are #6FBBB3 (Green Sheen) and #6F77BB (Toolbox). 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 (BB8D6F, 6FBB8D and 8D6FBB)

Triadic Palette

Matte Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6FBB8D (Iguana Green) and #8D6FBB (Middle Blue Purple) along with #BB8D6F 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 (BB8D6F, 6FBB8D, 6F9DBB and BB6F9D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Matte Brown has four colors - #6FBB8D (Iguana Green), #6F9DBB (Air Superiority Blue) and #BB6F9D (Pearly Purple) in addition to the base color (#BB8D6F). 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 (BB8D6F, 77BB6F, 6F9DBB and B36FBB)

Square Palette

Matte Brown square color palette has #77BB6F (Iguana Green), #6F9DBB (Air Superiority Blue) and #B36FBB (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

Matte Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Matte 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 Matte Brown Color


  • Transparent C9A48C#C9A48C
  • Transparent CFAF9A#CFAF9A
  • Transparent D6BBA9#D6BBA9
  • Transparent DDC6B7#DDC6B7
  • Transparent E4D1C5#E4D1C5
  • Transparent EBDDD4#EBDDD4
  • Transparent F1E8E2#F1E8E2
  • Transparent F8F4F1#F8F4F1


  • Transparent AF8A72#AF8A72
  • Transparent A98974#A98974
  • Transparent A38876#A38876
  • Transparent 9E8778#9E8778
  • Transparent 988579#988579
  • Transparent 92847B#92847B
  • Transparent 8C837D#8C837D
  • Transparent 86817E#86817E


  • Transparent 967159#967159
  • Transparent 83634E#83634E
  • Transparent 705543#705543
  • Transparent 5E4738#5E4738
  • Transparent 4B382C#4B382C
  • Transparent 382A21#382A21
  • Transparent 251C16#251C16
  • Transparent 130E0B#130E0B

Matte Brown Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Brown Plaid Pattern