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Nude Color

Color Name: Nude
Hex Color Code: #E3BC9A
RGB Color Code: RGB(227, 188, 154)
CMYK Values *: 0.00%, 17.18%, 32.16%, 10.98%

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Nude color represents skin tone color. The color is a mixture of brown and white and is very close to beige. When we think of nude colors, we think of beige and brown hues.

History and meaning of Nude Color.

The word "nude" derives from the French word for "naked." It was used to describe colorless fabrics made to look like skin. Nude colors are most popular in the fashion industry. They are often used to create a neutral color palette for an outfit. Nude is a beautiful color for everyone. It is flattering on all skin tones because it represents natural beauty. In addition, nude is a non-obtrusive color that works well with the other colors. It's not overly bright, but it's still powerful. Today Nude colors are not just a trend in fashion but also in interior designs.

What color is Nude?

Nude color belongs to the Beige color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Nude is #E3BC9A, and the RGB color code is RGB(227, 188, 154).

In the RGB color model, Nude has a red value of 227, a green value of 188, and a blue value of 154. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 17.2% magenta, 32.2% yellow, and 11.0% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 27.9° (degrees), 56.6 % saturation, and 74.7 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Nude has a hue of 27.9° (degrees), 32.2 % saturation and 89.0 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

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

RGBA - RGB(227, 188, 154)

Red 227 (89.0%)
Green 188 (73.7%)
Blue 154 (60.4%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Hue 27.95°
Saturation 56.59 %.
Lightness 74.71 %.
LRV ~ 54.6 %
Munsell Color System 9.6YR 7.7/4.1
XYZ X : 55.49
Y : 54.63
Z : 38.19
YXY Y1 : 54.63
X : 0.37
Y2 : 0.37
CMY C : 10.98%
M : 26.27%
Y : 39.61%


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 17.18%
Yellow 32.16%
Key 10.98%


Hue 27.95°
Saturation 32.16 %.
Brightness / Value 89.02 %.
CIE-Lab L : 78.83
A : 9.16
B : 22.45
CIE-Lch L : 78.83
C : 24.25
H : 67.8
CIE-Luv L : 78.83
U : 27.14
V : 29.25
Hunter-Lab L : 73.91
A : 4.67
B : 21.1

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Color Combinations

Nude - #E3BC9A 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 Nude. 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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Nude - #E3BC9A Tints and Shades

Nude #e3bc9a Shades

Nude #e3bc9a Tints

Color Images

Nude - #E3BC9A Color Images and Patterns

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