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Khaki Color

Color Name: Khaki
Hex Color Code: #C3B091
RGB Color Code: RGB(195, 176, 145)
CMYK Values *: 0.00%, 9.74%, 25.64%, 23.53%

Origin, history and meaning of Khaki Color

Khaki is a light brown or beige color derived from the Persian word for dust. Khaki has been used as a name for this color in English since 1845. The origin of the phrase khaki is in Persian, which means "dusty"Khaki is a color that is associated with military uniforms and combat boots. It is a shade of brown that has yellow undertones.

What color is Khaki?

Khaki color belongs to the Beige color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Khaki is #C3B091, and the RGB color code is RGB(195, 176, 145).

In the RGB color model, Khaki has a red value of 195, a green value of 176, and a blue value of 145. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 9.7% magenta, 25.6% yellow, and 23.5% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 37.2° (degrees), 29.4 % saturation, and 66.7 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Khaki has a hue of 37.2° (degrees), 25.6 % saturation and 76.5 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

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

RGBA - RGB(195, 176, 145)

Red 195 (76.5%)
Green 176 (69.0%)
Blue 145 (56.9%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 9.74%
Yellow 25.64%
Key 23.53%


Hue 37.2°
Saturation 29.41 %.
Lightness 66.67 %.


Hue 37.2°
Saturation 25.64 %.
Brightness / Value 76.47 %.
LRV ~ 44.7 %
Munsell Color System 6.3Y 7.1/3.2
XYZ X : 43.14
Y : 44.7
Z : 33.14
YXY Y1 : 44.7
X : 0.36
Y2 : 0.37
CMY C : 23.53%
M : 30.98%
Y : 43.14%
CIE-Lab L : 72.69
A : 1.97
B : 18.38
CIE-Lch L : 72.69
C : 18.49
H : 83.9
CIE-Luv L : 72.69
U : 13.62
V : 25
Hunter-Lab L : 66.86
A : -1.81
B : 17.41

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Color Combinations

Khaki - #C3B091 Color Schemes and Palettes

Custom Color Palettes

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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 Khaki. 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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