Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a) color information

Hex color #b6836a is related to "Light taupe" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light brown". When people from western culture see this color, Light taupe (#b6836a), used in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with durability, more masculine than feminine, something stand-out, transportation and cars, and conservation. This color isn't popular for travel.

Breakdown of Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)

#b6836a is made up of (182, 131, 106) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 28.02, 41.76, 28.63) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11961194 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9966. White should be used ontop of #b6836a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b6836a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b6836a luma #143.29
Websafe hex #cc9966 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(182, 131, 106) Adobe RGB (168.00, 129.00, 109.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(71%, 51%, 42%) Closest named color Light taupe
rgba rgba(182.0, 131.0, 106.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (51.96, 15.14, 13.51)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 28.02, 41.76, 28.63) CIE-L*ab (58.97, 17.27, 19.50)
hsv hsv(18.62, 33.33, 56.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.97, 26.05, 48.47)
hsb hsb(18.62, 40.85, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (58.97, 36.46, 21.92)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)

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" #b6836a while the second is the "compliment" #6b9eb5.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b6836a is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #6b9eb5.

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-Light taupe (#b6836a)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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-Light taupe (#b6836a)

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-Light taupe (#b6836a)

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.

Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #b6836a, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #b6836a, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b6836a, tones are produced.

#b6836a 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 #b6836a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b6836a → #6b9eb5
#b6836a → #cba896
#b6836a → #ffffff
#b6836a → #b5a66b
#b6836a → #6d4e3f
#b6836a → #b56b79

#b6836a in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b6836a 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 #b6836a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Light taupe (#b6836a)

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

#b6836amight 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-Light taupe (#b6836a)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b6836a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b6836a 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 #b6836a
Java new Color(182, 131, 106);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 182, 131, 106);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:182 green:131 blue:106 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(182f, 131f, 106f);
Swift UIColor(red:182, green:131, blue:106, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6a83b6
Python Color('#b6836a')

Base Conversions of hex color #b6836a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b6836a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11961194 while the individual RGB conversions are: 182, 131, 106.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110110 10000011 01101010
Hex b6 83 6a
Octal 266 203 152
Decimal 182 131 106

Icons incorporating the color #b6836a

If you're considering using #b6836a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #b6836a on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b6836a 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 #b6836a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b6836a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b6836a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b6836a background.
This text is hex color #b6836a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b6836a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b6836a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b6836a and white (#ffffff) background.