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Walnut Shell Brown Color

HEX #A68B6E / RGB (166, 139, 110)

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What is Walnut Shell Brown Color?

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Walnut Shell Brown has the hex code #A68B6E. The equivalent RGB values are (166, 139, 110), which means it is composed of 40% red, 33% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:16 Y:34 K:35. In the HSV/HSB scale, Walnut Shell Brown has a hue of 31°, 34% saturation and a brightness value of 65%.
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 Shell Brown is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 075 60 20. 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.

Walnut Shell Brown color hex code is #A68B6E which can be used along with RGB (166, 139, 110) 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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Walnut Shell Brown Color Codes

Hex Code#A68B6E
RGB Values(166, 139, 110)
CMYK Values(0%, 16%, 34%, 35%)
HSV/HSB Values(31°, 34%, 65%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#597491 [UCLA Blue]
Closest Pantone®4725 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#6E89A6 [Shadow Blue]
Walnut Shell Brown Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#909090
Weighted Average (Luma)#8F8F8F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BFBFBF

Walnut Shell Brown Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of A68B6E. Complementary color is 6E89A6

Complementary Palette

The complement of Walnut Shell Brown is Shadow Blue with the hex code #6E89A6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A68B6E color is offered by #6E89A6. 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 (A68B6E, A5A66E and A66F6E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Walnut Shell Brown (#A68B6E) are Olivine (#A5A66E) and Copper Penny (#A66F6E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Walnut Shell 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (A68B6E, 6EA5A6 and 6F6EA6)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Walnut Shell Brown (#A68B6E) are #6EA5A6 (Green Sheen) and #6F6EA6 (Dark Blue-Gray). 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 (A68B6E, 6EA68B and 8B6EA6)

Triadic Palette

Walnut Shell Brown triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6EA68B (Polished Pine) and #8B6EA6 (Purple Mountain Majesty) along with #A68B6E 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 (A68B6E, 6EA68B, 6E89A6 and A66E89)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Walnut Shell Brown has four colors - #6EA68B (Polished Pine), #6E89A6 (Shadow Blue) and #A66E89 (Turkish Rose) in addition to the base color (#A68B6E). 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 (A68B6E, 6EA66F, 6E89A6 and A66EA5)

Square Palette

Walnut Shell Brown square color palette has #6EA66F (Oxley), #6E89A6 (Shadow Blue) and #A66EA5 (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.

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Rainbow color

Walnut Shell Brown Color Rainbow Palette

Our Walnut Shell 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Walnut Shell Brown Color


  • Transparent B8A28BB8A28B
  • Transparent C1AE9AC1AE9A
  • Transparent CAB9A8CAB9A8
  • Transparent D3C5B7D3C5B7
  • Transparent DBD1C5DBD1C5
  • Transparent E4DCD4E4DCD4
  • Transparent EDE8E2EDE8E2
  • Transparent F6F3F1F6F3F1


  • Transparent 9E89729E8972
  • Transparent 9B88739B8873
  • Transparent 978775978775
  • Transparent 938677938677
  • Transparent 8F84798F8479
  • Transparent 8B837B8B837B
  • Transparent 88827C88827C
  • Transparent 84817E84817E


  • Transparent 856F58856F58
  • Transparent 74614D74614D
  • Transparent 645342645342
  • Transparent 534637534637
  • Transparent 42382C42382C
  • Transparent 322A21322A21
  • Transparent 211C16211C16
  • Transparent 110E0B110E0B

Walnut Shell Brown Color Patterns

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    Walnut Shell Brown Gingham Checks

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    Walnut Shell Brown Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Walnut Shell Brown Polka Dots Pattern

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    Walnut Shell Brown Honeycomb Pattern

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    Walnut Shell Brown Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Shell Brown Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Shell Brown Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Walnut Shell Brown Plaid Pattern

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