24 Karat Color


24 Karat is calm, 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 #5480b9
Complementary Color #4671ab
Color Shade: orange (33.86° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 47.25% (better contrasting with white)
24 Karat Color Sample
24 Karat Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ab7f46

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to 24 Karat Color. The Steampunk Gold color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Gilded Glamour (#956841) for more calm effect. Try Bottled Ship as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#4671ab is the best complementary color to 24 Karat. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ab7f46 complementary color is San Marino, 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 Driftwood are #ab4c46 and #a4ab46. Thus found on the left and right of #ab7f46 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Apple Blossom and Husk colors as they work well with 24 Karat.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary 24 Karat palette consists of #4c46ab and #46a4ab colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#4671ab). Try Gigas and Hippie Blue colors in combination with #ab7f46, 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 #ab7f46 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 24 Karat. Thus Studio and Ocean Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of 24 Karat contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary San Marino, Chateau Green, and Fuchsia Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #ab7f46 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. 24 Karat tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#4671ab) and two others. The Ocean Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cadillac – 120° from the complementary San Marino. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #46ab7e and #ab4671.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ab7f46 is made of 46% red, 35% green and 19% blue. In a HSL mode 24 Karat has a hue angle of 33.86°, a saturation of 41.91% and a lightness of 47.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ab7f46 is made of 0% cyan, 17.26% magenta, 39.61% yellow and 32.94% black ink.

HEX #ab7f46
RGB Decimal rgb(171,127,70)
RGB Percentage 46%, 35%, 19%
CMYK 0, 17.26, 39.61, 32.94
HSL hsl(33.86,41.91%,47.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(33.86,59.06%,67.06%)
CIE-LAB lab(56.3659,10.5143,37.2071)
XYZ xyz(25.4894,24.2789,9.1372)