Khaki Color


Khaki 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 #3c4f6e
Complementary Color #91a3c3
Color Shade: orange (37.2° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 66.67% (better contrasting with white)
Khaki Color Sample
Khaki Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c3b091

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Khaki Color. The Buffalo Bill 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 saturated alternative called Keystone (#b39372) for more energetic effect. Try Gingerbread Latte as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#91a3c3 is the best complementary color to Khaki. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c3b091 complementary color is Nepal, 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 Indian Khaki are #c39791 and #bcc391. Thus found on the left and right of #c3b091 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Oriental Pink and Pine Glade colors as they work well with Khaki.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Khaki palette consists of #9791c3 and #91bcc3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#91a3c3). Try Blue Bell and Nepal colors in combination with #c3b091, 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 #c3b091 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 Khaki. Thus East Side and Shadow Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Khaki contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Nepal, Summer Green, and Lilac split by 90° on the color wheel. #c3b091 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. Khaki tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#91a3c3) and two others. The Shadow Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Oriental Pink – 120° from the complementary Nepal. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #91c3b0 and #c391a3.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c3b091 is made of 38% red, 34% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Khaki has a hue angle of 37.2°, a saturation of 29.41% and a lightness of 66.67%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c3b091 is made of 0% cyan, 7.45% magenta, 19.61% yellow and 23.53% black ink.

HEX #c3b091
RGB Decimal rgb(195,176,145)
RGB Percentage 38%, 34%, 28%
CMYK 0, 7.45, 19.61, 23.53
HSL hsl(37.2,29.41%,66.67%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(37.2,25.64%,76.47%)
CIE-LAB lab(72.692,1.9654,18.3824)
XYZ xyz(43.1418,44.6971,33.1416)