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Sepia Yellow Color

HEX #8C7340 / RGB (140, 115, 64)

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What is Sepia Yellow Color?

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Sepia Yellow has the hex code #8C7340. The equivalent RGB values are (140, 115, 64), which means it is composed of 44% red, 36% green and 20% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:18 Y:54 K:45. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sepia Yellow has a hue of 40°, 54% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Sepia Yellow is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 085 50 30. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

Sepia Yellow color hex code is #8C7340 which can be used along with RGB (140, 115, 64) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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Sepia Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#8C7340
RGB Values(140, 115, 64)
CMYK Values(0%, 18%, 54%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(40°, 54%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#996633
Inverse Color#738CBF [Cerulean Frost]
Closest Pantone®873 C
Closest RAL8000 [Green brown]
Complementary Color#40598C [Chinese Blue]
Sepia Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6A6A6A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#757575
Weighted Average (Luma)#757575
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#AEAEAE

Sepia Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C7340. Complementary color is 40598C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sepia Yellow is Chinese Blue with the hex code #40598C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8C7340 color is offered by #40598C. 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 (8C7340, 7F8C40 and 8C4D40)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sepia Yellow (#8C7340) are Old Moss Green (#7F8C40) and Milk Chocolate (#8C4D40). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sepia Yellow 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 (8C7340, 407F8C and 4D408C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sepia Yellow (#8C7340) are #407F8C (Jelly Bean Blue) and #4D408C (Dark Slate 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 (8C7340, 408C73 and 73408C)

Triadic Palette

Sepia Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #408C73 (Deep Aquamarine) and #73408C (Cadmium Violet) along with #8C7340 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 (8C7340, 408C73, 40598C and 8C4059)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sepia Yellow has four colors - #408C73 (Deep Aquamarine), #40598C (Chinese Blue) and #8C4059 (Quinacridone Magenta) in addition to the base color (#8C7340). 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 (8C7340, 408C4D, 40598C and 8C407F)

Square Palette

Sepia Yellow square color palette has #408C4D (Middle Green), #40598C (Chinese Blue) and #8C407F (Plum). 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

Sepia Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sepia Yellow 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 Sepia Yellow Color


  • Transparent A38F66A38F66
  • Transparent AF9D79AF9D79
  • Transparent BAAB8CBAAB8C
  • Transparent C6B9A0C6B9A0
  • Transparent D1C7B3D1C7B3
  • Transparent DDD5C6DDD5C6
  • Transparent E8E3D9E8E3D9
  • Transparent F4F1ECF4F1EC


  • Transparent 8A764D8A764D
  • Transparent 887753887753
  • Transparent 87785A87785A
  • Transparent 867A60867A60
  • Transparent 857B66857B66
  • Transparent 847C6D847C6D
  • Transparent 827D73827D73
  • Transparent 817F7A817F7A


  • Transparent 705C33705C33
  • Transparent 62512D62512D
  • Transparent 544526544526
  • Transparent 463A20463A20
  • Transparent 382E1A382E1A
  • Transparent 2A23132A2313
  • Transparent 1C170D1C170D
  • Transparent 0E0C060E0C06

Sepia Yellow Color Patterns

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    Sepia Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Sepia Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Sepia Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Sepia Yellow Trellis Pattern

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    Sepia Yellow Plaid Pattern

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