Faux-Ecru (#c3b385) color information

#c3b385 is the hex color code that may be mistaken for "Ecru" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "light brown". When people spot this color, Ecru (#c3b385), in media, they may think of some of these attributes: simplicity, more masculine than feminine, something competitive, clothing, and conservation. This color isn't popular for technology.

#c3b385 Breakdown

#c3b385 is made up of (195, 179, 133) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 8.21, 31.79, 23.53) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12825477 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccc99. White should be used ontop of #c3b385 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #c3b385. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #c3b385 luma #178.41
Websafe hex #cccc99 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(195, 179, 133) Adobe RGB (187.00, 177.00, 135.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(76%, 70%, 52%) Closest named color Ecru
rgba rgba(195.0, 179.0, 133.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.08, -2.08, 18.35)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 8.21, 31.79, 23.53) CIE-L*ab (72.89, -2.32, 24.58)
hsv hsv(45.00, 33.33, 64.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.89, 24.69, 95.39)
hsb hsb(45.00, 31.58, 76.00) CIE-L*uv (72.89, 10.53, 33.54)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)

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" #c3b385 while the second is the "compliment" #8493c1.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #c3b385 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8493c1.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)

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-Ecru (#c3b385)

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.

Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #c3b385 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #c3b385

When you combine pure black with this color, #c3b385, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Ecru (#c3b385)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #c3b385 with gray

#c3b385 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 #c3b385 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#c3b385 → #8493c1
#c3b385 → #d5c9a9
#c3b385 → #ffffff
#c3b385 → #b2c184
#c3b385 → #756b4f
#c3b385 → #c19384

How #c3b385 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #c3b385 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 #c3b385 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#c3b385 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.

#c3b385might 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-Ecru (#c3b385)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#c3b385. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#c3b385 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 #c3b385
Java new Color(195, 179, 133);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 195, 179, 133);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:195 green:179 blue:133 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(195f, 179f, 133f);
Swift UIColor(red:195, green:179, blue:133, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $85b3c3
Python Color('#c3b385')

Base Conversions of hex color #c3b385

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #c3b385. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12825477 while the individual RGB conversions are: 195, 179, 133.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11000011 10110011 10000101
Hex c3 b3 85
Octal 303 263 205
Decimal 195 179 133

Icons incorporating the color #c3b385

If you're considering using #c3b385 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #c3b385 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #c3b385 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 #c3b385 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #c3b385 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #c3b385 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #c3b385 background.
This text is hex color #c3b385 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #c3b385 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #c3b385 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #c3b385 and white (#ffffff) background.