Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117) color information

Hex color #a37117 is a variation of "Bistre brown" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark orange". When people spot this color, Bistre brown (#a37117), in advertising materials, they might associate it with caution or skepticism, friendliness, pleasure, health care, and the home. Shades of "dark orange". typically aren't associated with travel.

Breakdown of Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

#a37117 is made up of (163, 113, 23) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 30.67, 85.89, 36.08) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10711319 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #996600. White should be used ontop of #a37117 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a37117. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a37117 luma #117.67
Websafe hex #996600 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(163, 113, 23) Adobe RGB (149.00, 115.00, 31.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(64%, 44%, 9%) Closest named color Bistre brown
rgba rgba(163.0, 113.0, 23.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (44.72, 8.07, 25.85)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 30.67, 85.89, 36.08) CIE-L*ab (51.84, 9.87, 56.55)
hsv hsv(38.18, 75.34, 36.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (51.84, 57.40, 80.10)
hsb hsb(38.18, 85.94, 64.00) CIE-L*uv (51.84, 38.21, 51.97)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

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" #a37117 and the second color is called the "compliment" #164aa3.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a37117 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #164aa3.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter variations of #a37117

When you combine pure white with this color, #a37117, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #a37117

Darker shades of #a37117 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #a37117

Tones are produced by blending #a37117 with gray

Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117) Gradients

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 #a37117 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a37117 → #164aa3
#a37117 → #be9b5c
#a37117 → #ffffff
#a37117 → #90a316
#a37117 → #61430d
#a37117 → #a32916

How #a37117 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #a37117 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 #a37117 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Bistre brown (#a37117)

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

#a37117might 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.

#a37117 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a37117. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a37117 in coding

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 #a37117
Java new Color(163, 113, 23);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 163, 113, 23);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:163 green:113 blue:23 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(163f, 113f, 23f);
Swift UIColor(red:163, green:113, blue:23, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $1771a3
Python Color('#a37117')

Base Conversions of hex color #a37117

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a37117. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10711319 while the individual RGB conversions are: 163, 113, 23.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100011 01110001 00010111
Hex a3 71 17
Octal 243 161 27
Decimal 163 113 23

Icons incorporating the color #a37117

If you're considering using #a37117 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a37117 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a37117 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 #a37117 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a37117 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a37117 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a37117 background.
This text is hex color #a37117 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a37117 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a37117 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a37117 and white (#ffffff) background.