Brandy Color


Brandy 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 #213e69
Complementary Color #96b3de
Color Shade: orange (35.83° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 72.94% (better contrasting with white)
Brandy Color Sample
Brandy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #dec196

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Brandy Color. The Sunset Beige 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 Pumpkin Butter (#cba077) for more calm effect. Try Muntok White Pepper as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#96b3de is the best complementary color to Brandy. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #dec196 complementary color is Regent St Blue, 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 Brandy are #de9d96 and #d7de96. Thus found on the left and right of #dec196 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Petite Orchid and Deco colors as they work well with Brandy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Brandy palette consists of #9d96de and #96d7de colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#96b3de). Try Dull Lavender and Morning Glory colors in combination with #dec196, 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 #dec196 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 Brandy. Thus Light Wisteria and Algae Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Brandy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Regent St Blue, Granny Smith Apple, and Light Orchid split by 90° on the color wheel. #dec196 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. Brandy tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#96b3de) and two others. The Algae Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shocking – 120° from the complementary Regent St Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #96dec1 and #de96b3.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #dec196 is made of 39% red, 34% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Brandy has a hue angle of 35.83°, a saturation of 52.17% and a lightness of 72.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #dec196 is made of 0% cyan, 11.37% magenta, 28.24% yellow and 12.94% black ink.

HEX #dec196
RGB Decimal rgb(222,193,150)
RGB Percentage 39%, 34%, 27%
CMYK 0, 11.37, 28.24, 12.94
HSL hsl(35.83,52.17%,72.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(35.83,32.43%,87.06%)
CIE-LAB lab(79.5406,4.0823,25.4681)
XYZ xyz(54.6992,55.8715,36.7555)