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Obsidian Brown Color

HEX #523E35 / RGB (82, 62, 53)

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What is Obsidian Brown Color?

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Obsidian Brown has the hex code #523E35. The equivalent RGB values are (82, 62, 53), which means it is composed of 42% red, 31% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:25 Y:36 K:68. In the HSV/HSB scale, Obsidian Brown has a hue of 19°, 35% saturation and a brightness value of 32%.
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.

Obsidian Brown is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 050 30 10. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

Obsidian Brown color hex code is #523E35 which can be used along with RGB (82, 62, 53) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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Obsidian Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#523E35
RGB Values(82, 62, 53)
CMYK Values(0%, 25%, 36%, 68%)
HSV/HSB Values(19°, 35%, 32%)
Closest Web Safe#663333
Inverse Color#ADC1CA [Pastel Blue]
Closest Pantone®7596 C
Closest RAL8028 [Terra brown]
Complementary Color#354952 [Charcoal]
Obsidian Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#424242
Weighted Average (Most Common)#434343
Weighted Average (Luma)#424242
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#868686

Obsidian Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 523E35. Complementary color is 354952

Complementary Palette

The complement of Obsidian Brown is Charcoal with the hex code #354952. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #523E35 color is offered by #354952. 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 (523E35, 524D35 and 52353B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Obsidian Brown (#523E35) are Olive Drab Camouflage (#524D35) and Dark Puce (#52353B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Obsidian 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (523E35, 35524D and 353B52)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Obsidian Brown (#523E35) are #35524D (Dark Slate Gray) and #353B52 (Charcoal). 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 (523E35, 35523E and 3E3552)

Triadic Palette

Obsidian Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #35523E (Deep Moss Green) and #3E3552 (Jacarta) along with #523E35 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 (523E35, 35523E, 354952 and 523549)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Obsidian Brown has four colors - #35523E (Deep Moss Green), #354952 (Charcoal) and #523549 (Purple Taupe) in addition to the base color (#523E35). 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 (523E35, 3B5235, 354952 and 4D3552)

Square Palette

Obsidian Brown square color palette has #3B5235 (Rifle Green), #354952 (Charcoal) and #4D3552 (Purple Taupe). 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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Obsidian Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Obsidian 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Obsidian Brown Color


  • Transparent 75655D75655D
  • Transparent 867872867872
  • Transparent 978B86978B86
  • Transparent A99F9AA99F9A
  • Transparent BAB2AEBAB2AE
  • Transparent CBC5C2CBC5C2
  • Transparent DCD8D7DCD8D7
  • Transparent EEECEBEEECEB


  • Transparent 5B4B445B4B44
  • Transparent 60524C60524C
  • Transparent 645853645853
  • Transparent 695F5B695F5B
  • Transparent 6E66626E6662
  • Transparent 726C6A726C6A
  • Transparent 777371777371
  • Transparent 7B79797B7979


  • Transparent 42322A42322A
  • Transparent 392B25392B25
  • Transparent 312520312520
  • Transparent 291F1B291F1B
  • Transparent 211915211915
  • Transparent 191310191310
  • Transparent 100C0B100C0B
  • Transparent 080605080605

Obsidian Brown Color Patterns

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    Obsidian Brown Gingham Checks

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    Obsidian Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Obsidian Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Obsidian Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Obsidian Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Obsidian Brown Plaid Pattern

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