Old Paper has the hex code #E0C9A6. The equivalent RGB values are (224, 201, 166), which means it is composed of
38% red, 34% green and 28% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:10 Y:26 K:12. In the HSV/HSB scale, Old Paper has a hue of 36°, 26% saturation and a brightness value of 88%. 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.
Old paper is a dull light brown color representative of the color of old brittle paper. The color is not part of the web list and can only be applied on web pages through HTML and/or CSS with its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK codes.
The complement of Old Paper is Light Steel Blue with the hex code #A6BDE0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E0C9A6 color is offered by #A6BDE0. 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.
The analogous colors of Old Paper (#E0C9A6) are Pale Goldenrod (#DAE0A6) and Pastel Pink (#E0ACA6). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Old Paper 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Old Paper (#E0C9A6) are #A6DAE0 (Crystal) and #ACA6E0 (Maximum Blue Purple). 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.
Old Paper triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A6E0C9 (Sea Foam Green) and #C9A6E0 (Tropical Violet) along with #E0C9A6 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Old Paper has four colors - #A6E0C9 (Sea Foam Green), #A6BDE0 (Light Steel Blue) and #E0A6BD (Kobi) in addition to the base color (#E0C9A6). 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.
Old Paper square color palette has #A6E0AC (Celadon), #A6BDE0 (Light Steel Blue) and #E0A6DA (Light Orchid). 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.
Old Paper Color Rainbow Palette
Our Old Paper 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.