Antique Color


Antique is pale, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #747b92
Complementary Color #6d738a
Color Shade: warm yellow (46° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 48.63% (better contrasting with white)
Antique Color Sample
Antique Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b846d

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Antique Color. The Smallmouth Bass color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Flint (#716e61) for more calm effect. Try Hillary as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#6d738a is the best complementary color to Antique. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b846d complementary color is Storm Gray, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Olive Haze are #8a756d and #828a6d. Thus found on the left and right of #8b846d on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Americano and Battleship Gray colors as they work well with Antique.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Antique palette consists of #756d8a and #6d828a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6d738a). Try Rum and Slate Gray colors in combination with #8b846d, 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 #8b846d offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Antique. Thus Rum and Blue Smoke giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Antique contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Storm Gray, Viridian Green, and Mountbatten Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b846d square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm 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. Antique tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#6d738a) and two others. The Blue Smoke is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Opium – 120° from the complementary Storm Gray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6d8a83 and #8a6d73.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b846d is made of 37% red, 35% green and 29% blue. In a HSL mode Antique has a hue angle of 46°, a saturation of 12.1% and a lightness of 48.63%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b846d is made of 0% cyan, 2.75% magenta, 11.76% yellow and 45.49% black ink.

HEX #8b846d
RGB Decimal rgb(139,132,109)
RGB Percentage 37%, 35%, 29%
CMYK 0, 2.75, 11.76, 45.49
HSL hsl(46,12.1%,48.63%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(46,21.58%,54.51%)
CIE-LAB lab(55.1707,-1.3694,13.3823)
XYZ xyz(21.659,23.0956,17.7843)