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Taupe Color

HEX #483C32 / RGB (72, 60, 50)

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What is Taupe Color?

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Taupe has the hex code #483C32. The equivalent RGB values are (72, 60, 50), which means it is composed of 40% red, 33% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:17 Y:31 K:72. In the HSV/HSB scale, Taupe has a hue of 27°, 31% saturation and a brightness value of 28%.
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.

Taupe is a very dark grayish-brown color and representative of the color of the fur of the French mole. In French, the word for mole is taupe. The color can be used on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its CMYK, HSB, RGB or hex codes.

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Taupe Color Codes

Hex Code#483C32
RGB Values(72, 60, 50)
CMYK Values(0%, 17%, 31%, 72%)
HSV/HSB Values(27°, 31%, 28%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#B7C3CD [Pastel Blue]
Closest Pantone®439 C
Closest RAL6014 [Yellow olive]
Complementary Color#323E48 [Charcoal]
Taupe Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#3D3D3D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#3F3F3F
Weighted Average (Luma)#3E3E3E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#828282

Taupe Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 483C32. Complementary color is 323E48

Complementary Palette

The complement of Taupe is Charcoal with the hex code #323E48. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #483C32 color is offered by #323E48. 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 (483C32, 484732 and 483233)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Taupe (#483C32) are Rifle Green (#484732) and Old Burgundy (#483233). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Taupe 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 (483C32, 324847 and 323348)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Taupe (#483C32) are #324847 (Charcoal) and #323348 (Outer Space (Crayola)). 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 (483C32, 32483C and 3C3248)

Triadic Palette

Taupe triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #32483C (Kombu Green) and #3C3248 (Onyx) along with #483C32 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 (483C32, 32483C, 323E48 and 48323E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Taupe has four colors - #32483C (Kombu Green), #323E48 (Charcoal) and #48323E (Dark Puce) in addition to the base color (#483C32). 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 (483C32, 334832, 323E48 and 473248)

Square Palette

Taupe square color palette has #334832 (Kombu Green), #323E48 (Charcoal) and #473248 (Dark Puce). 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

Taupe Color Rainbow Palette

Our Taupe 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 Taupe Color


  • Transparent 6D635B6D635B
  • Transparent 7F77707F7770
  • Transparent 918A84918A84
  • Transparent A49E99A49E99
  • Transparent B6B1ADB6B1AD
  • Transparent C8C5C2C8C5C2
  • Transparent DAD8D6DAD8D6
  • Transparent EDECEBEDECEB


  • Transparent 534A42534A42
  • Transparent 595049595049
  • Transparent 5E57515E5751
  • Transparent 645E59645E59
  • Transparent 6A65616A6561
  • Transparent 6F6C696F6C69
  • Transparent 757270757270
  • Transparent 7A79787A7978


  • Transparent 3A30283A3028
  • Transparent 322A23322A23
  • Transparent 2B241E2B241E
  • Transparent 241E19241E19
  • Transparent 1D18141D1814
  • Transparent 16120F16120F
  • Transparent 0E0C0A0E0C0A
  • Transparent 070605070605

Taupe Color Patterns

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    Taupe Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Taupe Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Taupe Plaid Pattern

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