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Reddish Brown Color

HEX #A8422D / RGB (168, 66, 45)

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What is Reddish Brown Color?

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Reddish Brown has the hex code #A8422D. The equivalent RGB values are (168, 66, 45), which means it is composed of 60% red, 24% green and 16% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:61 Y:73 K:34. In the HSV/HSB scale, Reddish Brown has a hue of 10°, 73% saturation and a brightness value of 66%.
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.

Reddish Brown is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Reddish Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#A8422D
RGB Values(168, 66, 45)
CMYK Values(0%, 61%, 73%, 34%)
HSV/HSB Values(10°, 73%, 66%)
Closest Web Safe#993333
Inverse Color#57BDD2 [Sea Serpent]
Closest Pantone®7593 C
Closest RAL3016 [Coral red]
Complementary Color#2D93A8 [Steel Blue]
Reddish Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Luma)#565656
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#989898

Reddish Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of A8422D. Complementary color is 2D93A8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Reddish Brown is Steel Blue with the hex code #2D93A8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8422D color is offered by #2D93A8. 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 (A8422D, A8802D and A82D56)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Reddish Brown (#A8422D) are Metallic Sunburst (#A8802D) and Amaranth Purple (#A82D56). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Reddish 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 (A8422D, 2DA880 and 2D56A8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Reddish Brown (#A8422D) are #2DA880 (Jungle Green) and #2D56A8 (Cyan Cobalt 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 (A8422D, 2DA842 and 422DA8)

Triadic Palette

Reddish Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2DA842 (American Green) and #422DA8 (Blue (Pigment)) along with #A8422D 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 (A8422D, 2DA842, 2D93A8 and A82D93)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Reddish Brown has four colors - #2DA842 (American Green), #2D93A8 (Steel Blue) and #A82D93 (Fandango) in addition to the base color (#A8422D). 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.

A8422D 2DA842 2D93A8 A82D93
Square color palette with (A8422D, 56A82D, 2D93A8 and 802DA8)

Square Palette

Reddish Brown square color palette has #56A82D (Green (RYB)), #2D93A8 (Steel Blue) and #802DA8 (Grape). 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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Reddish Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Reddish 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 Reddish Brown Color


  • Transparent B96857B96857
  • Transparent C27B6CC27B6C
  • Transparent CB8E81CB8E81
  • Transparent D4A196D4A196
  • Transparent DCB3ABDCB3AB
  • Transparent E5C6C0E5C6C0
  • Transparent EED9D5EED9D5
  • Transparent F6ECEAF6ECEA


  • Transparent A04E3EA04E3E
  • Transparent 9C55469C5546
  • Transparent 985B4E985B4E
  • Transparent 946157946157
  • Transparent 90675F90675F
  • Transparent 8C6D678C6D67
  • Transparent 88746F88746F
  • Transparent 847A78847A78


  • Transparent 863524863524
  • Transparent 762E20762E20
  • Transparent 65281B65281B
  • Transparent 542117542117
  • Transparent 431A12431A12
  • Transparent 32140E32140E
  • Transparent 220D09220D09
  • Transparent 110705110705

Reddish Brown Color Patterns

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    Reddish Brown Houndstooth Pattern

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    Reddish Brown Trellis Pattern

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    Reddish Brown Plaid Pattern

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