Puce Color

HEX #4E1609 / RGB (78, 22, 9)

What is Puce Color?

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Puce has the hex code #4E1609. The equivalent RGB values are (78, 22, 9), which means it is composed of 72% red, 20% green and 8% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:72 Y:89 K:69. In the HSV/HSB scale, Puce has a hue of 11°, 88% saturation and a brightness value of 31%.
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.

Considered by some the original Puce color (probably because the name itself comes from the French word for the flea), this deep brown color is representative of the stains left on bedsheets by flea droppings or after they have fed on blood and have been crushed. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, puce 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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Puce Color Codes

Hex Code#4E1609
RGB Values(78, 22, 9)
CMYK Values(0%, 72%, 89%, 69%)
HSV/HSB Values(11°, 88%, 31%)
Closest Web Safe#660000
Inverse Color#B1E9F6 [Pale Blue]
Closest Pantone®4625 C
Closest RAL3005 [Wine red]
Complementary Color#09414E [Midnight Green (Eagle Green)]
Puce Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#242424
Weighted Average (Most Common)#252525
Weighted Average (Luma)#212121
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#616161

Puce Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 4E1609. Complementary color is 09414E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Puce is Midnight Green (Eagle Green) with the hex code #09414E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #4E1609 color is offered by #09414E. 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 (4E1609, 4E3909 and 4E091F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Puce (#4E1609) are Pineapple (#4E3909) and Dark Scarlet (#4E091F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Puce 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 (4E1609, 094E39 and 091F4E)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Puce (#4E1609) are #094E39 (Blue-Green (Color Wheel)) and #091F4E (Oxford Blue). 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 (4E1609, 094E16 and 16094E)

Triadic Palette

Puce triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #094E16 (Forest Green (Traditional)) and #16094E (Cetacean Blue) along with #4E1609 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 (4E1609, 094E16, 09414E and 4E0941)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Puce has four colors - #094E16 (Forest Green (Traditional)), #09414E (Midnight Green (Eagle Green)) and #4E0941 (Spanish Purple) in addition to the base color (#4E1609). 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 (4E1609, 1F4E09, 09414E and 39094E)

Square Palette

Puce square color palette has #1F4E09 (Lincoln Green), #09414E (Midnight Green (Eagle Green)) and #39094E (Russian Violet). 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

Puce Color Rainbow Palette

Our Puce 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 Puce Color


  • Transparent 71453A71453A
  • Transparent 835C53835C53
  • Transparent 95736B95736B
  • Transparent A78B84A78B84
  • Transparent B8A29DB8A29D
  • Transparent CAB9B5CAB9B5
  • Transparent DCD0CEDCD0CE
  • Transparent EDE8E6EDE8E6


  • Transparent 582B21582B21
  • Transparent 5D362D5D362D
  • Transparent 624039624039
  • Transparent 674B45674B45
  • Transparent 6C56506C5650
  • Transparent 71605C71605C
  • Transparent 766B68766B68
  • Transparent 7B75747B7574


  • Transparent 3E12073E1207
  • Transparent 370F06370F06
  • Transparent 2F0D052F0D05
  • Transparent 270B05270B05
  • Transparent 1F09041F0904
  • Transparent 170703170703
  • Transparent 100402100402
  • Transparent 080201080201

Puce Color Patterns

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

    Puce Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Puce Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Puce Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Puce Plaid Pattern

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