Agate Brown Color


Agate Brown 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 #6a959f
Complementary Color #608b95
Color Shade: mid red (11.32° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 48.04% (better contrasting with white)
Agate Brown Color Sample
Agate Brown Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #956a60

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Agate Brown Color. The Red Bluff 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 Yorkshire Brown (#735c53) for more calm effect. Try Muse as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#608b95 is the best complementary color to Agate Brown. 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 #956a60 complementary color is Hoki, 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 Toast are #956070 and #958460. Thus found on the left and right of #956a60 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Copper Rose and Domino colors as they work well with Agate Brown.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Agate Brown palette consists of #607095 and #609584 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#608b95). Try Waikawa Gray and Patina colors in combination with #956a60, 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 #956a60 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 Agate Brown. Thus Kimberly and Spring Leaves giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Agate Brown contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Hoki, Highland, and Trendy Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #956a60 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. Agate Brown tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#608b95) and two others. The Spring Leaves is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Strikemaster – 120° from the complementary Hoki. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #609569 and #95608b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #956a60 is made of 42% red, 30% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Agate Brown has a hue angle of 11.32°, a saturation of 21.63% and a lightness of 48.04%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #956a60 is made of 0% cyan, 16.86% magenta, 20.78% yellow and 41.57% black ink.

HEX #956a60
RGB Decimal rgb(149,106,96)
RGB Percentage 42%, 30%, 27%
CMYK 0, 16.86, 20.78, 41.57
HSL hsl(11.32,21.63%,48.04%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(11.32,35.57%,58.43%)
CIE-LAB lab(48.936,15.8025,12.4367)
XYZ xyz(19.6598,17.5422,13.4161)