HEX #D2B48C / RGB (210, 180, 140)

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What is Tan Color?

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Tan has the hex code #D2B48C. The equivalent RGB values are (210, 180, 140), which means it is composed of 40% red, 34% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:14 Y:33 K:18. In the HSV/HSB scale, Tan has a hue of 34°, 33% saturation and a brightness value of 82%.
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.

Tan is a lovely light brown color from the X11 and web colors lists. It can be used in HTML and CSS code with its name or hex, RGB, HSB and CMYK values.

Tan Color Codes

Hex Code#D2B48C
RGB Values(210, 180, 140)
CMYK Values(0%, 14%, 33%, 18%)
HSV/HSB Values(34°, 33%, 82%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#2D4B73 [Metallic Blue]
Closest Pantone®7502 C
Closest RAL1001 [Beige]
Complementary Color#8CAAD2 [Ceil]
Tan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B1B1B1
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B9B9B9
Weighted Average (Luma)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Tan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of D2B48C. Complementary color is 8CAAD2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Tan is Ceil with the hex code #8CAAD2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D2B48C color is offered by #8CAAD2. 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.

Analogous color palette with (D2B48C, CDD28C and D2918C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Tan (#D2B48C) are Medium Spring Bud (#CDD28C) and Shimmering Blush (#D2918C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Tan 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (D2B48C, 8CCDD2 and 918CD2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Tan (#D2B48C) are #8CCDD2 (Middle Blue Green) and #918CD2 (Ceil). 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.

Triadic color palette with (D2B48C, 8CD2B4 and B48CD2)

Triadic Palette

Tan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8CD2B4 (Pearl Aqua) and #B48CD2 (Lenurple) along with #D2B48C create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (D2B48C, 8CD2B4, 8CAAD2 and D28CAA)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Tan has four colors - #8CD2B4 (Pearl Aqua), #8CAAD2 (Ceil) and #D28CAA (Middle Purple) in addition to the base color (#D2B48C). 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.

Square color palette with (D2B48C, 8CD291, 8CAAD2 and D28CCD)

Square Palette

Tan square color palette has #8CD291 (Eton Blue), #8CAAD2 (Ceil) and #D28CCD (Light Grayish Magenta). 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.

Rainbow color

Tan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Tan 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Tan Color


  • Transparent DBC3A3#DBC3A3
  • Transparent E0CBAF#E0CBAF
  • Transparent E4D2BA#E4D2BA
  • Transparent E9DAC6#E9DAC6
  • Transparent EDE1D1#EDE1D1
  • Transparent F2E9DD#F2E9DD
  • Transparent F6F0E8#F6F0E8
  • Transparent FBF8F4#FBF8F4


  • Transparent C2AA8A#C2AA8A
  • Transparent B9A488#B9A488
  • Transparent B19F87#B19F87
  • Transparent A99A86#A99A86
  • Transparent A19585#A19585
  • Transparent 999084#999084
  • Transparent 908A82#908A82
  • Transparent 888581#888581


  • Transparent A89070#A89070
  • Transparent 937E62#937E62
  • Transparent 7E6C54#7E6C54
  • Transparent 695A46#695A46
  • Transparent 544838#544838
  • Transparent 3F362A#3F362A
  • Transparent 2A241C#2A241C
  • Transparent 15120E#15120E

Tan Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Tan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Tan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Tan Plaid Pattern

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