Rookwood Clay Color


Rookwood Clay is pale, warm-toned shade of warm red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool cyan, cool magenta or cool green

Inverse Color #65819b
Complementary Color #637f9a
Color Shade: warm red (28.89° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 49.8% (better contrasting with white)
Rookwood Clay Color Sample
Rookwood Clay Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9a7e64

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Rookwood Clay Color. The Zorba color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Bridle Path (#a29682) for more calm effect. Try Studio Taupe as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#637f9a is the best complementary color to Rookwood Clay. Cool cyan shades generally complement the warm red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9a7e64 complementary color is Lynch, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool red, warm red, and warm yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Domino are #9a6364 and #9a9963. Thus found on the left and right of #9a7e64 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Copper Rose and Avocado colors as they work well with Rookwood Clay.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Rookwood Clay palette consists of #63649a and #639a99 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#637f9a). Try Kimberly and Patina colors in combination with #9a7e64, 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 #9a7e64 offers a combination of warm blue and cool green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Rookwood Clay. Thus Trendy Pink and Patina giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Rookwood Clay contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Lynch, Highland, and Trendy Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #9a7e64 square combo is a palette of warm red, warm green, cool cyan and cool 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. Rookwood Clay tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#637f9a) and two others. The Patina is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Strikemaster – 120° from the complementary Lynch. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #639a7e and #9a637f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9a7e64 is made of 41% red, 33% green and 26% blue. In a HSL mode Rookwood Clay has a hue angle of 28.89°, a saturation of 21.26% and a lightness of 49.8%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9a7e64 is made of 0% cyan, 10.98% magenta, 21.17% yellow and 39.61% black ink.

HEX #9a7e64
RGB Decimal rgb(154,126,100)
RGB Percentage 41%, 33%, 26%
CMYK 0, 10.98, 21.17, 39.61
HSL hsl(28.89,21.26%,49.8%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(28.89,35.06%,60.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.7743,6.911,18.2203)
XYZ xyz(23.0875,22.7118,15.2236)