Gurkha Color


Gurkha 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 #656a88
Complementary Color #777b9a
Color Shade: warm yellow (51.43° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 53.53% (better contrasting with white)
Gurkha Color Sample
Gurkha Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9a9577

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Gurkha Color. The Tangle color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Country Tweed (#837b68) for more calm effect. Try Mendocino Hills as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#777b9a is the best complementary color to Gurkha. 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 #9a9577 complementary color is Waterloo , 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 Gurkha are #9a8377 and #8d9a77. Thus found on the left and right of #9a9577 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Almond Frost and Battleship Gray colors as they work well with Gurkha.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Gurkha palette consists of #83779a and #778d9a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#777b9a). Try Waterloo and Slate Gray colors in combination with #9a9577, 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 #9a9577 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 Gurkha. Thus Trendy Pink and Juniper giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Gurkha contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Waterloo , Oxley, and Mountbatten Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #9a9577 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. Gurkha tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#777b9a) and two others. The Juniper is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Bazaar – 120° from the complementary Waterloo . This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #779a95 and #9a777b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9a9577 is made of 36% red, 35% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Gurkha has a hue angle of 51.43°, a saturation of 14.77% and a lightness of 53.53%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9a9577 is made of 0% cyan, 1.96% magenta, 13.72% yellow and 39.61% black ink.

HEX #9a9577
RGB Decimal rgb(154,149,119)
RGB Percentage 36%, 35%, 28%
CMYK 0, 1.96, 13.72, 39.61
HSL hsl(51.43,14.77%,53.53%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(51.43,22.73%,60.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(61.3918,-3.2714,16.538)
XYZ xyz(27.4036,29.6968,21.7405)