Russet has the hex code #80461B. The equivalent RGB values are (128, 70, 27), which means it is composed of
57% red, 31% green and 12% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:45 Y:79 K:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Russet has a hue of 26°, 79% saturation and a brightness value of 50%. 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.
Russet is a strong brown color and is named after a cloth made out of wool and dyed with woad and madder to a reddish-brown shade. It is a color often associated with fall or autumn season.
Russet is not part of the web colors list and can be used on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, CMYK, HSB or hex codes.
The complement of Russet is Blue Sapphire with the hex code #1B5580. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #80461B color is offered by #1B5580. 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.
The analogous colors of Russet (#80461B) are Spanish Bistre (#80791B) and Antique Ruby (#801B23). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Russet 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Russet (#80461B) are #1B8079 (Celadon Green) and #1B2380 (St. Patrick's 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.
Russet triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1B8046 (Salem) and #461B80 (Blue-Violet (Color Wheel)) along with #80461B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Russet has four colors - #1B8046 (Salem), #1B5580 (Blue Sapphire) and #801B55 (French Plum) in addition to the base color (#80461B). 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.
Russet square color palette has #23801B (Forest Green (Web)), #1B5580 (Blue Sapphire) and #791B80 (Midnight). 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.
Russet Color Rainbow Palette
Our Russet 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.