Ancient Earth Color


Ancient Earth is pale, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #8b9aaf
Complementary Color #505e73
Color Shade: orange (35° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 38.43% (better contrasting with white)
Ancient Earth Color Sample
Ancient Earth Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #746550

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Ancient Earth Color. The Enduring Bronze color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Woven Basket (#8e7b58) for more energetic effect. Try Resort Tan as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#505e73 is the best complementary color to Ancient Earth. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #746550 complementary color is Blue Bayoux, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Coffee are #735250 and #717350. Thus found on the left and right of #746550 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Ferra and Go Ben colors as they work well with Ancient Earth.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Ancient Earth palette consists of #525073 and #507173 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#505e73). Try Comet and Cutty Sark colors in combination with #746550, 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 #746550 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Ancient Earth. Thus Smoky and Como giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Ancient Earth contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Bayoux, Cactus, and Falcon split by 90° on the color wheel. #746550 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid magenta 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. Ancient Earth tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#505e73) and two others. The Como is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Ferra – 120° from the complementary Blue Bayoux. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #507365 and #73505e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #746550 is made of 39% red, 34% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Ancient Earth has a hue angle of 35°, a saturation of 18.37% and a lightness of 38.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #746550 is made of 0% cyan, 5.88% magenta, 14.12% yellow and 54.51% black ink.

HEX #746550
RGB Decimal rgb(116,101,80)
RGB Percentage 39%, 34%, 27%
CMYK 0, 5.88, 14.12, 54.51
HSL hsl(35,18.37%,38.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(35,31.03%,45.49%)
CIE-LAB lab(43.6531,2.4833,14.1035)
XYZ xyz(13.3041,13.5996,9.5132)