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Paper Brown Color

HEX #B18C65 / RGB (177, 140, 101)

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What is Paper Brown Color?

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Paper Brown has the hex code #B18C65. The equivalent RGB values are (177, 140, 101), which means it is composed of 42% red, 33% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:21 Y:43 K:31. In the HSV/HSB scale, Paper Brown has a hue of 31°, 43% saturation and a brightness value of 69%.
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.

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

Hex Code#B18C65
RGB Values(177, 140, 101)
CMYK Values(0%, 21%, 43%, 31%)
HSV/HSB Values(31°, 43%, 69%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#4E739A [UCLA Blue]
Closest Pantone®479 C
Closest RAL3012 [Beige red]
Complementary Color#658AB1 [Glaucous]
Paper Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#939393
Weighted Average (Luma)#919191
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C0C0C0

Paper Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B18C65. Complementary color is 658AB1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Paper Brown is Glaucous with the hex code #658AB1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B18C65 color is offered by #658AB1. 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 (B18C65, B0B165 and B16665)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Paper Brown (#B18C65) are Olive Green (#B0B165) and Copper Penny (#B16665). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Paper 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 (B18C65, 65B0B1 and 6665B1)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Paper Brown (#B18C65) are #65B0B1 (Crystal Blue) and #6665B1 (Blue-Violet (Crayola)). 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 (B18C65, 65B18C and 8C65B1)

Triadic Palette

Paper Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #65B18C (Polished Pine) and #8C65B1 (Middle Blue Purple) along with #B18C65 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 (B18C65, 65B18C, 658AB1 and B1658A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Paper Brown has four colors - #65B18C (Polished Pine), #658AB1 (Glaucous) and #B1658A (Turkish Rose) in addition to the base color (#B18C65). 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 (B18C65, 65B166, 658AB1 and B165B0)

Square Palette

Paper Brown square color palette has #65B166 (Forest Green (Crayola)), #658AB1 (Glaucous) and #B165B0 (Pearly Purple). 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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Rainbow color

Paper Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Paper 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 Paper Brown Color


  • Transparent C1A384C1A384
  • Transparent C8AF93C8AF93
  • Transparent D0BAA3D0BAA3
  • Transparent D8C6B2D8C6B2
  • Transparent E0D1C1E0D1C1
  • Transparent E8DDD1E8DDD1
  • Transparent EFE8E0EFE8E0
  • Transparent F7F4F0F7F4F0


  • Transparent A78A6AA78A6A
  • Transparent A2886DA2886D
  • Transparent 9D87709D8770
  • Transparent 998673998673
  • Transparent 948575948575
  • Transparent 8F84788F8478
  • Transparent 8A827B8A827B
  • Transparent 85817D85817D


  • Transparent 8E70518E7051
  • Transparent 7C62477C6247
  • Transparent 6A543D6A543D
  • Transparent 594633594633
  • Transparent 473828473828
  • Transparent 352A1E352A1E
  • Transparent 231C14231C14
  • Transparent 120E0A120E0A

Paper Brown Color Patterns

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    Paper Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper Brown Plaid Pattern

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