Old Paper

HEX #E0C9A6 / RGB (224, 201, 166)

Stained old paper

What is Old Paper Color?

Old Paper (Hex code: E0C9A6) Thumbnail

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.

Old Paper Color Codes

Hex Code#E0C9A6
RGB Values(224, 201, 166)
CMYK Values(0%, 10%, 26%, 12%)
HSV/HSB Values(36°, 26%, 88%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#1F3659 [Space Cadet]
Closest Pantone®468 C
Closest RAL1014 [Ivory]
Complementary Color#A6BDE0 [Light Steel Blue]
Old Paper Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C5C5C5
Desaturated#C3C3C3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CCCCCC
Weighted Average (Luma)#CBCBCB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DFDFDF

Old Paper Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E0C9A6. Complementary color is A6BDE0

Complementary Palette

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.

Analogous color palette with (E0C9A6, DAE0A6 and E0ACA6)

Analogous Palette

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.

Split Complementary color palette with (E0C9A6, A6DAE0 and ACA6E0)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

Triadic color palette with (E0C9A6, A6E0C9 and C9A6E0)

Triadic Palette

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.

Tetradic color palette with (E0C9A6, A6E0C9, A6BDE0 and E0A6BD)

Tetradic Palette

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.

Square color palette with (E0C9A6, A6E0AC, A6BDE0 and E0A6DA)

Square Palette

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.

Rainbow color

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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Old Paper Color

Tints

  • Transparent E6D4B8#E6D4B8
  • Transparent E9D9C1#E9D9C1
  • Transparent ECDFCA#ECDFCA
  • Transparent F0E4D3#F0E4D3
  • Transparent F3E9DB#F3E9DB
  • Transparent F6EFE4#F6EFE4
  • Transparent F9F4ED#F9F4ED
  • Transparent FCFAF6#FCFAF6

Tones

  • Transparent CDBA9E#CDBA9E
  • Transparent C3B39B#C3B39B
  • Transparent BAAC97#BAAC97
  • Transparent B0A593#B0A593
  • Transparent A69D8F#A69D8F
  • Transparent 9D968B#9D968B
  • Transparent 938F88#938F88
  • Transparent 8A8784#8A8784

Shades

  • Transparent B3A185#B3A185
  • Transparent 9D8D74#9D8D74
  • Transparent 867964#867964
  • Transparent 706553#706553
  • Transparent 5A5042#5A5042
  • Transparent 433C32#433C32
  • Transparent 2D2821#2D2821
  • Transparent 161411#161411

Old Paper Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Paper Plaid Pattern

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