Husk Color


Husk is calm, 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 #485ba7
Complementary Color #576ab7
Color Shade: warm yellow (48° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 53.14% (better contrasting with white)
Husk Color Sample
Husk Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b7a458

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Husk Color. The Goldbrown 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 Graceful Gazelle (#a78a50) for more calm effect. Try Wood Green as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#576ab7 is the best complementary color to Husk. 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 #b7a458 complementary color is Blue Violet, 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 Husk are #b77457 and #9ab757. Thus found on the left and right of #b7a458 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Santa Fe and Olive Green colors as they work well with Husk.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Husk palette consists of #7457b7 and #579ab7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#576ab7). Try Blue Violet and Hippie Blue colors in combination with #b7a458, 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 #b7a458 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 Husk. Thus Wisteria and Tradewind giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Husk contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Violet, Fern, and Tapestry split by 90° on the color wheel. #b7a458 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. Husk tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#576ab7) and two others. The Tradewind is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cadillac – 120° from the complementary Blue Violet. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #57b7a4 and #b7576a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b7a458 is made of 42% red, 38% green and 20% blue. In a HSL mode Husk has a hue angle of 48°, a saturation of 39.75% and a lightness of 53.14%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b7a458 is made of 0% cyan, 7.45% magenta, 37.25% yellow and 28.24% black ink.

HEX #b7a458
RGB Decimal rgb(183,164,88)
RGB Percentage 42%, 38%, 20%
CMYK 0, 7.45, 37.25, 28.24
HSL hsl(48,39.75%,53.14%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(48,51.91%,71.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(67.5185,-3.1009,41.5957)
XYZ xyz(34.5653,37.3228,14.6147)