African Plain Color


African Plain 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 #798eb5
Complementary Color #4a5f85
Color Shade: orange (39° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 40.78% (better contrasting with white)
African Plain Color Sample
African Plain Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #86714a

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to African Plain Color. The Rich Oak color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Chicory (#a78658) for more energetic effect. Try Shank as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#4a5f85 is the best complementary color to African Plain. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #86714a 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 Shadow are #85534a and #7d854a. Thus found on the left and right of #86714a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Spicy Mix and Shadow colors as they work well with African Plain.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary African Plain palette consists of #524a85 and #4a7c85 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#4a5f85). Try East Bay and Bismark colors in combination with #86714a, 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 #86714a 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 African Plain. Thus Affair and Viridian giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of African Plain contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Bayoux, Hippie Green, and Cannon Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #86714a 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. African Plain tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#4a5f85) and two others. The Viridian is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cannon Pink – 120° from the complementary Blue Bayoux. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #4a8571 and #854a5e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #86714a is made of 42% red, 35% green and 23% blue. In a HSL mode African Plain has a hue angle of 39°, a saturation of 28.85% and a lightness of 40.78%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #86714a is made of 0% cyan, 8.24% magenta, 23.53% yellow and 47.45% black ink.

HEX #86714a
RGB Decimal rgb(134,113,74)
RGB Percentage 42%, 35%, 23%
CMYK 0, 8.24, 23.53, 47.45
HSL hsl(39,28.85%,40.78%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(39,44.78%,52.55%)
CIE-LAB lab(48.7266,2.5679,24.679)
XYZ xyz(16.9727,17.373,8.9373)