Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418) color information

The hexidecimal color, #a85418, should not to be confused with "Metallic brown" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "dark orange". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Metallic brown (#a85418), in branding, the following may come to mind: excitement and enthusiasm, having confidence, creativity, playgrounds or fun environments, and health care. This color isn't popular for clothing.

Breakdown of #a85418

#a85418 is made up of (168, 84, 24) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 50.00, 85.71, 34.12) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11031576 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #996600. White should be used ontop of #a85418 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a85418. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a85418 luma #102.25
Websafe hex #996600 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(168, 84, 24) Adobe RGB (150.00, 85.00, 38.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(66%, 33%, 9%) Closest named color Metallic brown
rgba rgba(168.0, 84.0, 24.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, 26.89, 21.19)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 50.00, 85.71, 34.12) CIE-L*ab (45.63, 31.73, 45.86)
hsv hsv(25.26, 76.00, 37.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 55.77, 55.32)
hsb hsb(25.26, 86.36, 66.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, 69.48, 37.47)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #a85418 while the second is the "compliment" #166ba8.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a85418 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #166ba8.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #a85418 with white

Darker variations of #a85418

When you combine pure black with this color, #a85418, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)'s Tones

Tones of #a85418 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#a85418 in 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 #a85418 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a85418 → #166ba8
#a85418 → #c2875d
#a85418 → #ffffff
#a85418 → #a89c16
#a85418 → #64320e
#a85418 → #a81623

Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418) in different environments

Seeing #a85418 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 #a85418 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #a85418

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

#a85418might 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Metallic brown (#a85418)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a85418. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a85418 in programming

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 #a85418
Java new Color(168, 84, 24);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 168, 84, 24);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:168 green:84 blue:24 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(168f, 84f, 24f);
Swift UIColor(red:168, green:84, blue:24, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $1854a8
Python Color('#a85418')

Base Conversions of hex color #a85418

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a85418. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11031576 while the individual RGB conversions are: 168, 84, 24.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101000 01010100 00011000
Hex a8 54 18
Octal 250 124 30
Decimal 168 84 24

Icons incorporating the color #a85418

If you're considering using #a85418 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a85418 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a85418 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 #a85418 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a85418 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a85418 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a85418 background.
This text is hex color #a85418 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a85418 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a85418 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a85418 and white (#ffffff) background.