Barley Corn Color


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

Inverse Color #5974a4
Complementary Color #5a76a6
Color Shade: orange (38.4° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 50.39% (better contrasting with white)
Barley Corn Color Sample
Barley Corn Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a68b5b

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Barley Corn Color. The Paddle Wheel color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Pyrite Slate Green (#867452) for more calm effect. Try Cane Toad as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#5a76a6 is the best complementary color to Barley Corn. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a68b5b complementary color is Waikawa Gray, 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 Barley Corn are #a6655a and #9ba65a. Thus found on the left and right of #a68b5b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Coral Tree and Green Smoke colors as they work well with Barley Corn.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Barley Corn palette consists of #655aa6 and #5a9ba6 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5a76a6). Try Scampi and Breaker Bay colors in combination with #a68b5b, 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 #a68b5b offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Barley Corn. Thus Deluge and Aqua Forest giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Barley Corn contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Waikawa Gray, Aqua Forest, and Tapestry split by 90° on the color wheel. #a68b5b square combo is a palette of orange, mid 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. Barley Corn tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#5a76a6) and two others. The Aqua Forest is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tapestry – 120° from the complementary Waikawa Gray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5aa68b and #a65a75.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a68b5b is made of 42% red, 35% green and 23% blue. In a HSL mode Barley Corn has a hue angle of 38.4°, a saturation of 29.64% and a lightness of 50.39%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a68b5b is made of 0% cyan, 10.59% magenta, 29.41% yellow and 34.9% black ink.

HEX #a68b5b
RGB Decimal rgb(166,139,91)
RGB Percentage 42%, 35%, 23%
CMYK 0, 10.59, 29.41, 34.9
HSL hsl(38.4,29.64%,50.39%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(38.4,45.18%,65.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(59.2763,3.5944,29.4282)
XYZ xyz(26.8468,27.3276,13.7573)