African Safari Color


African Safari is calm, 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 #4e94bf
Complementary Color #3f86b1
Color Shade: warm red (22.83° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 47.25% (better contrasting with white)
African Safari Color Sample
African Safari Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b16b40

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to African Safari Color. The Butterscotch Glaze color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Rope (#8e593c) for more calm effect. Try Rusty as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#3f86b1 is the best complementary color to African Safari. 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 #b16b40 complementary color is Steel Blue, 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 Brown Rust are #b13f4d and #b1a33f. Thus found on the left and right of #b16b40 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Apple Blossom and Roti colors as they work well with African Safari.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary African Safari palette consists of #3f4db1 and #3fb1a3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#3f86b1). Try San Marino and Keppel colors in combination with #b16b40, 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 #b16b40 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 African Safari. Thus Royal Purple and Chateau Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of African Safari contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Steel Blue, Apple, and Vivid Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #b16b40 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. African Safari tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#3f86b1) and two others. The Chateau Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Rouge – 120° from the complementary Steel Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #3fb16a and #b13f85.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b16b40 is made of 51% red, 31% green and 18% blue. In a HSL mode African Safari has a hue angle of 22.83°, a saturation of 46.89% and a lightness of 47.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b16b40 is made of 0% cyan, 27.45% magenta, 44.31% yellow and 30.59% black ink.

HEX #b16b40
RGB Decimal rgb(177,107,64)
RGB Percentage 51%, 31%, 18%
CMYK 0, 27.45, 44.31, 30.59
HSL hsl(22.83,46.89%,47.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(22.83,63.84%,69.41%)
CIE-LAB lab(52.0993,23.873,35.5221)
XYZ xyz(24.3146,20.2327,7.4743)