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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ecb731

About hex color #ecb731 - near-Meat brown

Hex color #ecb731 is very close to "Meat brown". It's labeled as "brown". When humans think of brown in marketing, they may think of some of the following attributes: being natural, serious, underutilized, argiculture, and longevity. It's rarely tied to travel. DOW, American Red Cross, and 11 others are using a color close to Meat brown in their branding. (Explore brands using Meat brown).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ecb731 is created using 92.5% red, 71.8% green, and 19.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 22.5% magenta, 79.2% yellow, and 7.5% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
92.5%
 
71.8%
 
19.2%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
22.5%
 
79.2%
7.5%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ecb731 is made up of R: 236, G: 183, B: 49 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:22.46, Y:79.24, K:7.45 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 15513393 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc33. Its closest named color is "Meat brown". White should be used ontop of #ecb731 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ecb731. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ecb731
Websafe hex #ffcc33
rgb 236, 183, 49
rgb percent (%) 92.19%, 71.48%, 19.14%
rgba R: 236, G: 183, B: 49, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:22.46, Y:79.24, K:7.45
hsv 42.99, 83.11, 55.88
hsb 42.99, 79.24, 92.55
luma 183.522
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 222, 182, 65
Closest named color Meat brown
Hunter-Lab 72.06, 6.87, 39.61
CIE-L*ab 77.23, 7.28, 69.97
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 77.23, 70.34, 84.06
CIE-L*uv 77.23, 44.16, 74.41°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ecb731. 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" #ecb731 and the second color is called the "compliment" #3069ec.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

#3069ec
#ecb731

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ecb731 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #3069ec.

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

#5630ec
#ecb731
#30c6ec

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

#b330ec
#ecb731
#30ecb3

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.

#ec3069
#3069ec
#30ecb3
#ecb731

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.

#ec5630
#ecb731
#c6ec30

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 #ecb731: "argiculture".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ecb731 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 #ecb731 with black #000000.

#2f2409
#46360e
#5e4913
#765b18
#8d6d1d
#a58022
#bc9227
#d4a42c

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ecb731 with white #FFFFFF.

#efc55a
#f1cc6e
#f3d383
#f5db98
#f7e2ac
#f9e9c1
#fbf0d5
#fdf7ea

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ecb731 with gray #808080.

#958b70
#a09068
#ab9660
#b69b58
#c0a150
#cba648
#d6ac40
#e1b138

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 #ecb731 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 #ecb731 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 #ecb731 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ecb731 appears as #ebb750 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #e7b76b when in cool 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 #ecb731

#ecb731 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.

Meat brown
Saffron
Orange-yellow
Urobilin
Maximum yellow red
Ripe mango
Gold (metallic)
Marigold

Furthest named colors to #ecb731

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ecb731. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blue
Medium blue
Blue (RYB)
Electric ultramarine
Ultramarine
Ultramarine blue (Caran d'Ache)
Philippine sky blue
Bluebonnet

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #ecb731, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Five Guys uses the color #fbb040

#fbb040
#d4891c
#ed174f
#efc402

Subway uses the color #fabd42

#fabd42
#489e3b
#cd0a20
 

Instagram uses the color #fcaf45

#fcaf45
#405de6
#5851db
#833ab4
#c13584
#e1306c
#f56040
#f77737
#fd1d1d
#ffdc80
  

DOW uses the color #fdbb30

#fdbb30
#910048
#bf0d3e
#d0006f
#e80033
#ed8b00
#f15d22
 

Adobe uses the color #fbb034

#fbb034
#00a4e4
#6a737b
#8a7967
#c1d82f
#ff0000
#ffdd00
 

American Red Cross uses the color #ecb731

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

Cloudflare uses the color #faae40

#faae40
#404041
#f38020
 

WordPress.com uses the color #f0b849

#f0b849
#005082
#0087be
#00aadc
#2e4453
#3d596d
#4ab866
#4f748e
#668eaa
#78dcfa
#87a6bc
#a8bece
#d54e21
#d94f4f
#e9eff3
#e9eff3
#f0821e
#f3f6f8
  

webZunder uses the color #eea642

#eea642
   

Joomla! uses the color #f9a541

#f9a541
#5091cd
#7ac143
#f44321

Mapbox uses the color #fbb03b

#fbb03b
#142736
#222b30
#28353d
#3887be
#3bb2d0
#41afa5
#50667f
#56b881
#8a8acb
#e55e5e
#ed6498
#f9886c
   

Nexar uses the color #fbb040

#fbb040
#221e22
#31263e
#44355b
#ee5622
   

Fendi uses the color #f9b949

#f9b949
   
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 #ecb731
Java new Color(236, 183, 49)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 236, 183, 49);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.9255 green:0.7176 blue:0.1922 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.9255f, 0.7176f, 0.1922f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.9255, green:0.7176, blue:0.1922, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $31B7EC
Python Color('#ecb731')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ecb731. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 15513393 while the individual RGB conversions are: 236, 183, 49.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111011001011011100110001
Hexecb731
Octal35426761
Decimal23618349

If you're considering using #ecb731 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 #ecb731 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ecb731 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ecb731 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ecb731 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ecb731 background.

This text is hex color #ecb731 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ecb731 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ecb731 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ecb731 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 #ecb731.

Buttons

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