Walnut Brown

HEX #B28965 / RGB (178, 137, 101)

Walnut Dried Fruit

What is Walnut Brown Color?

Walnut Brown (Hex code: B28965) Thumbnail

Walnut Brown has the hex code #B28965. The equivalent RGB values are (178, 137, 101), which means it is composed of 43% red, 33% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:23 Y:43 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, Walnut Brown has a hue of 28°, 43% saturation and a brightness value of 70%.
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.

Walnut brown is a moderate shade of brownish-yellow color representative of the color of the shell of walnuts. It is not part of the web list and can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its HSB, CMYK, RGB or hex codes.

Walnut Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#B28965
RGB Values(178, 137, 101)
CMYK Values(0%, 23%, 43%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(28°, 43%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#4D769A [Blue Yonder]
Closest Pantone®479 C
Closest RAL3012 [Beige red]
Complementary Color#658EB2 [Silver Lake Blue]
Walnut Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#919191
Weighted Average (Luma)#8F8F8F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BFBFBF

Walnut Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B28965. Complementary color is 658EB2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Walnut Brown is Silver Lake Blue with the hex code #658EB2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B28965 color is offered by #658EB2. 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 (B28965, B2B065 and B26568)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Walnut Brown (#B28965) are Olive Green (#B2B065) and Copper Penny (#B26568). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Walnut 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (B28965, 65B2B0 and 6568B2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Walnut Brown (#B28965) are #65B2B0 (Green Sheen) and #6568B2 (Blue-Violet (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.

Triadic color palette with (B28965, 65B289 and 8965B2)

Triadic Palette

Walnut Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #65B289 (Polished Pine) and #8965B2 (Middle Blue Purple) along with #B28965 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 (B28965, 65B289, 658EB2 and B2658E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Walnut Brown has four colors - #65B289 (Polished Pine), #658EB2 (Silver Lake Blue) and #B2658E (Turkish Rose) in addition to the base color (#B28965). 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 (B28965, 68B265, 658EB2 and B065B2)

Square Palette

Walnut Brown square color palette has #68B265 (Bud Green), #658EB2 (Silver Lake Blue) and #B065B2 (Pearly Purple). 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

Walnut Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Walnut 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Walnut Brown Color


  • Transparent C1A184#C1A184
  • Transparent C9AC93#C9AC93
  • Transparent D1B8A3#D1B8A3
  • Transparent D9C4B2#D9C4B2
  • Transparent E0D0C1#E0D0C1
  • Transparent E8DCD1#E8DCD1
  • Transparent F0E7E0#F0E7E0
  • Transparent F7F3F0#F7F3F0


  • Transparent A8876A#A8876A
  • Transparent A3866D#A3866D
  • Transparent 9E8570#9E8570
  • Transparent 998573#998573
  • Transparent 948475#948475
  • Transparent 8F8378#8F8378
  • Transparent 8A827B#8A827B
  • Transparent 85817D#85817D


  • Transparent 8E6E51#8E6E51
  • Transparent 7D6047#7D6047
  • Transparent 6B523D#6B523D
  • Transparent 594533#594533
  • Transparent 473728#473728
  • Transparent 35291E#35291E
  • Transparent 241B14#241B14
  • Transparent 120E0A#120E0A

Walnut Brown Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Brown Plaid Pattern

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