African Mud Color


African Mud is pale, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, violet or mid green

Inverse Color #7d9397
Complementary Color #687d82
Color Shade: mid red (9.23° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 45.88% (better contrasting with white)
African Mud Color Sample
African Mud Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #826c68

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to African Mud Color. The Semi Sweet color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Wenge (#645452) for more calm effect. Try High Rank as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#687d82 is the best complementary color to African Mud. Mid cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #826c68 complementary color is Sirocco, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of red magenta, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Sand Dune are #826870 and #827968. Thus found on the left and right of #826c68 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Falcon and Makara colors as they work well with African Mud.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary African Mud palette consists of #687182 and #688279 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#687d82). Try Pale Sky and Viridian Green colors in combination with #826c68, 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 #826c68 offers a combination of mid blue and mid green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the African Mud. Thus Dolphin and Viridian Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of African Mud contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Sirocco, Camouflage Green, and Rum split by 90° on the color wheel. #826c68 square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, mid cyan and violet 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. African Mud tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#687d82) and two others. The Viridian Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Old Lavender – 120° from the complementary Sirocco. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #68826c and #82687e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #826c68 is made of 38% red, 32% green and 30% blue. In a HSL mode African Mud has a hue angle of 9.23°, a saturation of 11.11% and a lightness of 45.88%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #826c68 is made of 0% cyan, 8.63% magenta, 10.2% yellow and 49.02% black ink.

HEX #826c68
RGB Decimal rgb(130,108,104)
RGB Percentage 38%, 32%, 30%
CMYK 0, 8.63, 10.2, 49.02
HSL hsl(9.23,11.11%,45.88%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(9.23,20%,50.98%)
CIE-LAB lab(47.5857,8.0071,5.4803)
XYZ xyz(17.0672,16.4704,15.3763)