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Newspaper Brown Color

HEX #DBBE9C / RGB (219, 190, 156)

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What is Newspaper Brown Color?

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Newspaper Brown has the hex code #DBBE9C. The equivalent RGB values are (219, 190, 156), which means it is composed of 39% red, 34% green and 28% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:13 Y:29 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, Newspaper Brown has a hue of 32°, 29% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

Newspaper Brown color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Newspaper 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.

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Newspaper Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#DBBE9C
RGB Values(219, 190, 156)
CMYK Values(0%, 13%, 29%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(32°, 29%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#244163 [Indigo (Rainbow)]
Closest Pantone®726 C
Closest RAL1014 [Ivory]
Complementary Color#9CB9DB [Pale Cerulean]
Newspaper Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C3C3C3
Weighted Average (Luma)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DBDBDB

Newspaper Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DBBE9C. Complementary color is 9CB9DB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Newspaper Brown is Pale Cerulean with the hex code #9CB9DB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DBBE9C color is offered by #9CB9DB. 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 (DBBE9C, D9DB9C and DB9F9C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Newspaper Brown (#DBBE9C) are Medium Spring Bud (#D9DB9C) and Parrot Pink (#DB9F9C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Newspaper 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 (DBBE9C, 9CD9DB and 9F9CDB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Newspaper Brown (#DBBE9C) are #9CD9DB (Crystal) and #9F9CDB (Blue Bell). 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 (DBBE9C, 9CDBBE and BE9CDB)

Triadic Palette

Newspaper Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9CDBBE (Sea Foam Green) and #BE9CDB (Lenurple) along with #DBBE9C 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 (DBBE9C, 9CDBBE, 9CB9DB and DB9CB9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Newspaper Brown has four colors - #9CDBBE (Sea Foam Green), #9CB9DB (Pale Cerulean) and #DB9CB9 (Kobi) in addition to the base color (#DBBE9C). 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 (DBBE9C, 9CDB9F, 9CB9DB and DB9CD9)

Square Palette

Newspaper Brown square color palette has #9CDB9F (Granny Smith Apple), #9CB9DB (Pale Cerulean) and #DB9CD9 (Medium Lavender Magenta). 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

Newspaper Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Newspaper 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 Newspaper Brown Color


  • Transparent E2CBB0E2CBB0
  • Transparent E6D2BAE6D2BA
  • Transparent E9D8C4E9D8C4
  • Transparent EDDFCEEDDFCE
  • Transparent F1E5D7F1E5D7
  • Transparent F4ECE1F4ECE1
  • Transparent F8F2EBF8F2EB
  • Transparent FBF9F5FBF9F5


  • Transparent C9B296C9B296
  • Transparent C0AB94C0AB94
  • Transparent B7A591B7A591
  • Transparent AE9F8EAE9F8E
  • Transparent A4998BA4998B
  • Transparent 9B93889B9388
  • Transparent 928C86928C86
  • Transparent 898683898683


  • Transparent AF987DAF987D
  • Transparent 99856D99856D
  • Transparent 83725E83725E
  • Transparent 6E5F4E6E5F4E
  • Transparent 584C3E584C3E
  • Transparent 42392F42392F
  • Transparent 2C261F2C261F
  • Transparent 161310161310

Newspaper Brown Color Patterns

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    Newspaper Brown Gingham Checks

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

    Newspaper Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Newspaper Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Newspaper Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Newspaper Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Newspaper Brown Plaid Pattern

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