Olive Drab

HEX #6B8E23 / RGB (107, 142, 35)

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What is Olive Drab Color?

Olive Drab (Hex code: 6B8E23) Thumbnail

Olive Drab has the hex code #6B8E23. The equivalent RGB values are (107, 142, 35), which means it is composed of 38% red, 50% green and 12% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:25 M:0 Y:75 K:44. In the HSV/HSB scale, Olive Drab has a hue of 80°, 75% saturation and a brightness value of 56%.
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.

Olive drab is a dull yellow-green color included in the web list. You can use it in HTML and CSS by its name, "OliveDrab", in addition to hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Olive Drab Color Codes

Hex Code#6B8E23
RGB Values(107, 142, 35)
CMYK Values(25%, 0%, 75%, 44%)
HSV/HSB Values(80°, 75%, 56%)
Closest Web Safe#669933
Inverse Color#9471DC [Medium Purple]
Closest Pantone®370 C
Closest RAL6018 [Yellow green]
Complementary Color#46238E [KSU Purple]
Olive Drab Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5F5F5F
Desaturated#595959
Weighted Average (Most Common)#787878
Weighted Average (Luma)#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B5B5B5

Olive Drab Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 6B8E23. Complementary color is 46238E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Olive Drab is KSU Purple with the hex code #46238E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6B8E23 color is offered by #46238E. 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 (6B8E23, 368E23 and 8E7C23)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Olive Drab (#6B8E23) are Slimy Green (#368E23) and Bistre Brown (#8E7C23). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Olive Drab 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 (6B8E23, 23368E and 7C238E)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Olive Drab (#6B8E23) are #23368E (Dark Cornflower Blue) and #7C238E (Maximum 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 (6B8E23, 236B8E and 8E236B)

Triadic Palette

Olive Drab triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #236B8E (Lapis Lazuli) and #8E236B (Amaranth Deep Purple) along with #6B8E23 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 (6B8E23, 236B8E, 46238E and 8E4623)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Olive Drab has four colors - #236B8E (Lapis Lazuli), #46238E (KSU Purple) and #8E4623 (Russet) in addition to the base color (#6B8E23). 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 (6B8E23, 238E7C, 46238E and 8E2336)

Square Palette

Olive Drab square color palette has #238E7C (Illuminating Emerald), #46238E (KSU Purple) and #8E2336 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)). 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

Olive Drab Color Rainbow Palette

Our Olive Drab 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 Olive Drab Color

Tints

  • Transparent 89A54F#89A54F
  • Transparent 97B065#97B065
  • Transparent A6BB7B#A6BB7B
  • Transparent B5C791#B5C791
  • Transparent C4D2A7#C4D2A7
  • Transparent D3DDBD#D3DDBD
  • Transparent E1E8D3#E1E8D3
  • Transparent F0F4E9#F0F4E9

Tones

  • Transparent 6F8B36#6F8B36
  • Transparent 718A3F#718A3F
  • Transparent 738848#738848
  • Transparent 768752#768752
  • Transparent 78865B#78865B
  • Transparent 7A8464#7A8464
  • Transparent 7C836D#7C836D
  • Transparent 7E8177#7E8177

Shades

  • Transparent 56721C#56721C
  • Transparent 4B6319#4B6319
  • Transparent 405515#405515
  • Transparent 364712#364712
  • Transparent 2B390E#2B390E
  • Transparent 202B0B#202B0B
  • Transparent 151C07#151C07
  • Transparent 0B0E04#0B0E04

Olive Drab Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Drab Plaid Pattern

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