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A comprehensive guide to hex color #b4a996

About hex color #b4a996 - near-Mocha

Hex color #b4a996 is very close to "Mocha". It's described as "green". When people from western culture see green in marketing, the following may come to mind: an alleviation to depression, personal growth, fruitfulness, energy, and being passive and non-confrontational. It's rarely tied to clothing. American Red Cross, Channel 4, and Ubuntu are using a color close to Mocha in their branding. (Explore brands using Mocha).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #b4a996 is created using 70.6% red, 66.3% green, and 58.8% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 6.1% magenta, 16.7% yellow, and 29.4% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
70.6%
 
66.3%
 
58.8%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
6.1%
 
16.7%
29.4%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#b4a996 is made up of R: 180, G: 169, B: 150 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:6.11, Y:16.67, K:29.41 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11839894 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9999. Its closest named color is "Mocha". White should be used ontop of #b4a996 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b4a996. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b4a996
Websafe hex #cc9999
rgb 180, 169, 150
rgb percent (%) 70.31%, 66.02%, 58.59%
rgba R: 180, G: 169, B: 150, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:6.11, Y:16.67, K:29.41
hsv 38, 16.67, 64.71
hsb 38, 16.67, 70.59
luma 169.973
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 175, 167, 149
Closest named color Mocha
Hunter-Lab 63.47, 0.66, 8.98
CIE-L*ab 69.67, 0.74, 11.23
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 69.67, 11.25, 86.25
CIE-L*uv 69.67, 7.73, 15.65°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #b4a996. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #b4a996 and the second color is called the "compliment" #96a1b4.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#96a1b4
#b4a996

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b4a996 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #96a1b4.

Design Tip: 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.

#9a96b4
#b4a996
#96b0b4

Triadic

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

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

#a996b4
#b4a996
#96b4a9

Tetradic

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

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

#b496a1
#96a1b4
#96b4a9
#b4a996

Analagous

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.

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

#b49a96
#b4a996
#b0b496

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #b4a996: "money and wealth".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #b4a996 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #b4a996 with black #000000.

#24211e
#36322d
#48433c
#5a544b
#6c655a
#7e7669
#908778
#a29887

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b4a996 with white #FFFFFF.

#c3baab
#cac2b5
#d2cbc0
#d9d4ca
#e1dcd5
#e8e5df
#f0edea
#f7f6f4

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #b4a996 with gray #808080.

#8a8884
#8f8c86
#949088
#9a948b
#9f988d
#a49c8f
#a9a091
#aea493

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 #b4a996 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #b4a996 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 #b4a996 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #b4a996 appears as #b1a9a3 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #8eaecb when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #b4a996

#b4a996 might 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.

Mocha
Khaki (HTML/CSS) (Khaki)
Tuscany
Sage
Laurel green
Quick Silver
Dark gray (X11)
Dark medium gray

Furthest named colors to #b4a996

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #b4a996. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Black
Mahogany
Registration black
Vampire black
Blue
Smoky black
French Middle Red Purple
Licorice

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #b4a996, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Ubuntu uses the color #aea79f

#aea79f
#2c001e
#333333
#5e2750
#77216f
#dd4814
  

American Red Cross uses the color #b4a996

#000000
#b4a996
#004b79
#0091cd
#537b35
#56a0d3
#6d6e70
#7f181b
#8ec06c
#9f9fa3
#c4dff6
#d7d7d8
#d7d7d8
#ecb731
#ed1b2e
 

Channel 4 uses the color #b0a696

#000000
#b0a696
#051736
#2e1f54
#335238
#4a8594
#52057f
#598c14
#706357
#bf033b
#dbe0e3
#dbeede
#ed3b21
#f00a36
#ff6908
#ffc719
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #b4a996
Java new Color(180, 169, 150)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 180, 169, 150);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.7059 green:0.6627 blue:0.5882 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.7059f, 0.6627f, 0.5882f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.7059, green:0.6627, blue:0.5882, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $96A9B4
Python Color('#b4a996')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b4a996. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11839894 while the individual RGB conversions are: 180, 169, 150.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary101101001010100110010110
Hexb4a996
Octal264251226
Decimal180169150

If you're considering using #b4a996 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b4a996 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #b4a996 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #b4a996 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b4a996 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b4a996 background.

This text is hex color #b4a996 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #b4a996 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b4a996 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b4a996 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #b4a996.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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