Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13) color information

#8c6d13 is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Bistre brown" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "dark orange". When people from western culture see this color, Bistre brown (#8c6d13), used in media, they may think of some of these attributes: warmth, being encouraged to participate, being centrally-located, technology, and technology. Shades of "dark orange". typically aren't associated with finance and wealth.

#8c6d13 Breakdown

#8c6d13 is made up of (140, 109, 19) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 22.14, 86.43, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9202963 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #996600. White should be used ontop of #8c6d13 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8c6d13. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8c6d13 luma #107.99
Websafe hex #996600 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(140, 109, 19) Adobe RGB (133.00, 109.00, 35.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 43%, 7%) Closest named color Bistre brown
rgba rgba(140.0, 109.0, 19.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, 3.70, 23.16)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 22.14, 86.43, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (48.26, 4.73, 50.39)
hsv hsv(45.00, 77.42, 31.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (48.26, 50.61, 84.64)
hsb hsb(45.00, 87.27, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (48.26, 27.70, 47.77)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #8c6d13 and the second color is called the "compliment" #11308c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8c6d13 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #11308c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #8c6d13

Lighter shades of #8c6d13 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Bistre brown (#8c6d13)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #8c6d13 with black

Tones of #8c6d13

When you combine pure gray with this color, #8c6d13, tones are produced.

Gradients including #8c6d13

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #8c6d13 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8c6d13 → #11308c
#8c6d13 → #ae9859
#8c6d13 → #ffffff
#8c6d13 → #6d8c11
#8c6d13 → #54410b
#8c6d13 → #8c3011

#8c6d13 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #8c6d13 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #8c6d13 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#8c6d13 popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#8c6d13might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #8c6d13

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8c6d13. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #8c6d13

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #8c6d13
Java new Color(140, 109, 19);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 140, 109, 19);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:140 green:109 blue:19 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(140f, 109f, 19f);
Swift UIColor(red:140, green:109, blue:19, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $136d8c
Python Color('#8c6d13')

Base Conversions of hex color #8c6d13

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8c6d13. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9202963 while the individual RGB conversions are: 140, 109, 19.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001100 01101101 00010011
Hex 8c 6d 13
Octal 214 155 23
Decimal 140 109 19

Icons incorporating the color #8c6d13

If you're considering using #8c6d13 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #8c6d13 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8c6d13 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #8c6d13 on a solid black (#000000) background.
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This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8c6d13 background.
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This text is hex color #8c6d13 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8c6d13 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8c6d13 and white (#ffffff) background.