Sturdy Brown Color


Sturdy Brown is pale, warm-toned shade of warm red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #647a90
Complementary Color #6e849b
Color Shade: warm red (30° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.16% (better contrasting with white)
Sturdy Brown Color Sample
Sturdy Brown Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9b856f

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Sturdy Brown Color. The Urban Garden color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Montecito (#b6a180) for more energetic effect. Try Nut Cracker as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6e849b is the best complementary color to Sturdy Brown. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9b856f complementary color is Lynch, 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 Arrowtown are #9b6e6e and #9a9b6e. Thus found on the left and right of #9b856f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Copper Rose and Gurkha colors as they work well with Sturdy Brown.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sturdy Brown palette consists of #6e6e9b and #6e9a9b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6e849b). Try Kimberly and Juniper colors in combination with #9b856f, 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 #9b856f offers a combination of warm blue and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Sturdy Brown. Thus Trendy Pink and Oxley giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sturdy Brown contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Lynch, Laurel, and Strikemaster split by 90° on the color wheel. #9b856f square combo is a palette of orange, warm 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. Sturdy Brown tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#6e849b) and two others. The Oxley 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 #6e9b85 and #9b6e84.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9b856f is made of 39% red, 33% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Sturdy Brown has a hue angle of 30°, a saturation of 18.03% and a lightness of 52.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9b856f is made of 0% cyan, 8.62% magenta, 17.25% yellow and 39.22% black ink.

HEX #9b856f
RGB Decimal rgb(155,133,111)
RGB Percentage 39%, 33%, 28%
CMYK 0, 8.62, 17.25, 39.22
HSL hsl(30,18.03%,52.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(30,28.39%,60.78%)
CIE-LAB lab(56.9694,4.8692,14.9611)
XYZ xyz(24.7743,24.8913,18.5377)