Congo Brown Color


Congo Brown is pale, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #a6c8c8
Complementary Color #365959
Color Shade: mid red (0° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 28.24% (better contrasting with white)
Congo Brown Color Sample
Congo Brown Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #593737

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Congo Brown Color. The Sweet Spiceberry color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Semi Sweet (#6b5250) for more calm effect. Try Savoy House as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#365959 is the best complementary color to Congo Brown. Warm cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #593737 complementary color is Stromboli, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm magenta, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Congo Brown are #593648 and #594836. Thus found on the left and right of #593737 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Eggplant and Judge Gray colors as they work well with Congo Brown.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Congo Brown palette consists of #364759 and #365948 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#365959). Try Oxford Blue and Stromboli colors in combination with #593737, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #593737 offers a combination of cool blue and warm green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Congo Brown. Thus Martinique and Tom Thumb giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Congo Brown contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Stromboli, Tom Thumb, and Martinique split by 90° on the color wheel. #593737 square combo is a palette of mid red, cool yellow, warm cyan and warm blue shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Congo Brown tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#365959) and two others. The Tom Thumb is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Eggplant – 120° from the complementary Stromboli. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #365936 and #593659.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #593737 is made of 45% red, 28% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Congo Brown has a hue angle of 0°, a saturation of 23.61% and a lightness of 28.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #593737 is made of 0% cyan, 13.33% magenta, 13.33% yellow and 65.1% black ink.

HEX #593737
RGB Decimal rgb(89,55,55)
RGB Percentage 45%, 28%, 28%
CMYK 0, 13.33, 13.33, 65.1
HSL hsl(0,23.61%,28.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(0,38.2%,34.9%)
CIE-LAB lab(27.1077,15.2005,6.3237)
XYZ xyz(6.1756,5.1321,4.2795)