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Bistre Color

Color Name: Bistre
Hex Color Code: #3D2B1F
RGB Color Code: RGB(61, 43, 31)
CMYK Values *: 0.00%, 29.51%, 49.18%, 76.08%

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Bistre (bister) is a very dark shade of grayish brown, a shade of brown made from soot, or the name for a color resembling the brownish pigment. Many Old Masters used bistre as the ink for their drawings.

What color is Bistre?

Bistre color belongs to the Brown, Black color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Bistre is #3D2B1F, and the RGB color code is RGB(61, 43, 31).

In the RGB color model, Bistre has a red value of 61, a green value of 43, and a blue value of 31. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 29.5% magenta, 49.2% yellow, and 76.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 24° (degrees), 32.6 % saturation, and 18.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Bistre has a hue of 24° (degrees), 49.2 % saturation and 23.9 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Bistre color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY

RGBA - RGB(61, 43, 31)

Red 61 (23.9%)
Green 43 (16.9%)
Blue 31 (12.2%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Hue 24°
Saturation 32.61 %.
Lightness 18.04 %.
LRV ~ 2.8 %
Munsell Color System 9.7YR 1.8/2.3
XYZ X : 3.04
Y : 2.82
Z : 1.68
YXY Y1 : 2.82
X : 0.4
Y2 : 0.37
CMY C : 76.08%
M : 83.14%
Y : 87.84%


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 29.51%
Yellow 49.18%
Key 76.08%


Hue 24°
Saturation 49.18 %.
Brightness / Value 23.92 %.
CIE-Lab L : 19.3
A : 6.47
B : 11.07
CIE-Lch L : 19.3
C : 12.82
H : 59.7
CIE-Luv L : 19.3
U : 10.86
V : 8.89
Hunter-Lab L : 16.79
A : 2.89
B : 5.82

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Color Combinations

Bistre - #3D2B1F Color Schemes and Palettes

Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Here is the Triadic and Tetradic Color Scheme of Bistre. The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel and tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Triadic Color Scheme Palette

Tetradic Color Scheme Palette

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Bistre - #3D2B1F Tints and Shades

Bistre #3d2b1f Shades

Bistre #3d2b1f Tints

Color Images

Bistre - #3D2B1F Color Images and Patterns

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