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50+ Shades of Brown Color

March 23, 2022  /  
50+ Shades Of Brown Color

The color brown may not be among the most exciting colors in the visible light spectrum, but it is one of the most valuable and versatile hues you can have. Shades of brown names span a wide spectrum, ranging from deep burnt sienna to light beige.

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A composite color made from combining all three primary hues in various ways, brown is one of the easiest colors to mix with the paint. White is often used to tint lighter browns, whereas black is used for darker browns. Many colors, including shades of orange, yellow, green, and black, appear brown to our eyes.

Natural and earthy hues like brown are often influenced by natural elements such as sand, wood, and earth. If you are not using shades of brown in your painting or design, there will be a lack of harmony. Brown is often seen as a classic, traditional, dependable, and conservative shade to work with.

Representation Of Brown Color

Brown is considered a reliable color. The impression of being grounded and solid may have come from its association with earth. Brown is a simple and sturdy color, without frills and flourishes, but sturdy and less fanciful than other colors. A color like yellow can stimulate imagination, but brown keeps us grounded in the present moment.

Brown provides a sense of protection and security among all rainbow colors. The security is not obvious, nor does it take place in the spotlight, but in the shadows. Throughout your painting, brown will set the tone and support all elements. Various brown shades can be used for many different effects, as there are so many hues to choose from.

Different Brown Shades

There are three main categories of brown colors. 

  • Dark brown shades: These browns are powerful, earthy, and visually appealing. Browns of a darker shade can represent earth, color wood, or even give autumn leaves their signature glow. 
  • Light brown colors: The light brown palette contains much wider shades than dark brown colors. Warm, welcoming, and friendly, the light brown palette contains a wide range of hues.
  • Shades of beige: We tend to classify brown shades as beige when they become extremely light. Various artists view beige as different colors, so its exact nature is debated. The color beige may seem like a single color, but there are various shades of beige that you can add to your brown color palette.

Within each of these categories, there are numerous brown colors. The darker shades tend to lean toward red, while the lighter shades have a green base with a hint of earth. You can learn about each brown color's color code, hex code, and shade description in the following section.

1. Bistre Brown

Bistre brown is one of the darkest brown shades. Dark brown has a cool temperature, similar to dark brown and Tuscan brown. 

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Bistre Brown#3D2B1F0, 30, 49, 7661, 43, 31

2. Taupe Brown

It is one of the darkest brown colors as well as one of the most appealing. As you can see, this shade of dark brown has a noticeable gray undertone. It is a perfect color for a brown color palette.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Taupe Brown#483C320, 17, 31, 7272, 60, 50

3. Café Noir Brown

Café Noir is one of the deepest and coolest brown hues available. Compared to dark brown and Tuscan brown, this color is slightly cooler in tone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Café Noir Brown#4B36210, 28, 56, 7175, 54, 33

4. Deep Coffee Brown

Dark coffee is the perfect shade if you're looking for a dark shade with a purple-red hue. While darker and warmer than Tuscan brown, this shade is cooler than dark brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Deep Coffee Brown#7042410, 41, 42, 56112, 66, 65

5. Dark Brown

The deep, rich hue of this color resembles that of coffee or chocolate. A typical dark brown color is a beautiful and versatile shade of brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Dark Brown#6543210, 34, 67, 60101, 67, 33

6. Tuscan Brown

Tuscan Brown is a darker shade of brown on the border between light and dark. It contains subtle gray hints, making it the most appropriate shade for coloring aged bark.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Tuscan Brown#6F4E370, 30, 50, 56111, 78, 55

7. Bole Brown

Bole brown is a very cool and slightly purple undertone on the border between dark and medium browns. Shades of burgundy brown are muted and browner in this shade. Having bole brown in your brown color scheme is a great choice because it is versatile and beautiful.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Bole Brown#79443B0, 44, 51, 53121, 68, 59

8. Sepia Brown

Photographs from the early days of photography were first printed in sepia brown ink. This brown color has a subtle warmth, and it looks rich and elegant, like polished wood furniture.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Sepia Brown#7042140, 41, 82, 56112, 66, 20

9. Russet Brown

The russet brown shade is slightly darker than sienna brown. While it has a red undertone, the shade is cooler than sienna brown. Beautiful and deep, this shade would look lovely on old wooden furniture.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Russet Brown#80461B0, 45, 79, 50128, 70, 27

10. Saddle Brown

Russet and saddle brown are very similar in many ways. As well as being fairly warm, saddle brown is also a light shade of brown. However, it's a bit lighter and warmer than russet brown. A brown with a hint of an orange undertone, saddle brown is a beautiful color.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Saddle Brown#8B45130, 50, 86, 45139, 69, 19

11. Sienna Brown

Another reddish-brown tone is Sienna Brown. It is a dark brown color that shares properties with other dark brown shades like mahogany and russet brown. The color sienna brown is closest to chestnut brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Sienna Brown#A0522D0, 49, 72, 37160, 82, 45

12. Rust Brown

Many people argue that rust-brown resembles orange rather than brown. The color of warm, medium brown, rusted metal is strongly reflected in the shade. Rust-brown and bronze metal have some similar characteristics, but the tone in rust-brown is slightly darker and richer.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Rust Brown#B7410E0, 64, 92, 28183, 65, 14

13. Mahogany Brown

Among the many shades of brown, mahogany is a warm and rich tone. There are reddish undertones to this shade, and many compare it to a lighter and warmer cinnamon color. It is named after the color of the wood, which is commonly used to construct expensive furniture.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Mahogany Brown#C040000, 67, 100, 25192, 64, 0

14. Burnt Umber

You are sure to have come across burnt umber if you've worked with paints for a long time. Among the most popular browns, this color has a dark and rich undertone. There is a lot of use for burnt umber in painting and color mixing because it makes colors very warm and rich.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Burnt Umber#8A33240, 63, 74, 46138, 51, 36

15. Rufous Brown

Rufous is a dark shade of red-brown that may be perfect for you if you like a dark shade of brown. Arufous looks like auburn brown, but it doesn't have purple undertones, unlike auburn. This deep brown has an orange undertone, making it a great shade for glowing embers.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Rufous Brown#A81C070, 83, 96, 34168, 28, 7

16. Auburn Brown

Shades of burnt umber and burgundy are similar to this beautiful and rich shade reddish-brown despite being slightly browner than burgundy, auburn brown still belongs to the family of red hues. Unlike burnt umber, auburn is also redder, making it the perfect middle shade.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Auburn Brown#A52A2A0, 75, 75, 35165, 42, 42

17. Dirt Brown

Despite the beauty of this color, the name of this shade doesn't quite describe it. Dark dirt brown is a dark and cool shade of brown that is in the middle of light brown and beige. Similar to a darker tan shade, this brown color has a more gray undertone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Dirt Brown#9B76530, 24, 46, 39155, 118, 83

18. Chamoisee Brown

Chamoisee brown shares a similar tone with beaver brown, and it is a slightly warmer taupe shade. Warm, light, and lovely, this light brown color is perfect for brown color palettes.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Chamoisee Brown#A0785A0, 25, 44, 37160, 120, 90

19. Coconut Brown

This is a lovely cool light brown color named after coconut shells. It shares some similarities in hue with chamois brown, but it is a light and cooler shade than a coconut shell.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Coconut Brown#965A3E0, 40, 59, 41150, 90, 62

20. Chestnut Brown

Chestnut brown, named after the chestnut fruit, is a light brown color that is slightly pink. This shade is not as deep or red as we imagine the chestnut, even though it is named after the fruit.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Chestnut Brown#CD5C5C0, 55, 55, 20205, 92, 92

21. Windsor Tan Brown

Darker than many of these light brown colors, Windsor tan brown is darker. A warm brown shade, this one is a little darker and richer than the traditional light brown shade.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Windsor Tan Brown#A755020, 49, 99, 35167, 85, 2

22. Golden Brown

Golden brown possesses a darker and cooler tone than ginger brown. Any palette with brown colors will benefit from this rich golden color.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Golden Brown#9965150, 34, 86, 40153, 101, 21

23. Ginger Brown

Gingerbread men are the shade of light brown in this picture. The rich and warm golden brown color is inspired by the ginger spice and makes us think of delicious baked goods.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ginger Brown#B065000, 43, 100, 31176, 101, 0

24. Light Brown

A warm undertone and a delicate softness set light brown apart from other brown shades in this category. The color light brown is often compared to ochre brown, which is slightly darker in tone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Light Brown#B5651D0, 44, 84, 29181, 101, 29

25. Cinnamon Brown

This rich, warm, and beautiful color is called Cinnamon Brown. It is a versatile and welcoming brown color with hints of orange and yellow. The name of this color refers to cinnamon spice, but it is slightly warmer and lighter.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Cinnamon Brown#D2691E0, 50, 86, 18210, 105, 30

26. Copper Brown

Another light, warm brown shade is copper brown. Compared with the metal, this shade is softer and warmer. Browns with orange undertones are very attractive and popular.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Copper Brown#B873330, 38, 72, 28184, 115, 51

27. Ochre Brown

Another popular light brown shade, ochre is a warm shade that is very soft and inviting. A slightly orange undertone distinguishes ochre from bronze brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ochre Brown#CC77220, 42, 83, 20204, 119, 34

28. Bronze Brown

Bronze brown gets its name from the color of the metal of the same name; it's a warm shade of brown with an orange undertone. It's a warmer shade of brown than copper.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Bronze Brown#CD7F320, 38, 76, 20205, 127, 50

29. Peru Brown

We have already covered several light brown colors, but Peru brown comes closest to beige. Browns are categorized as light browns and beige, but this warm and light brown falls between the two. A lighter version of cinnamon brown, Peru brown has a softer, less orange hue than that of cinnamon brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Peru Brown#CD853F0, 35, 69, 20205, 133, 63

30. Brass Brown

The Brass brown color is a light brown tint with a yellow base and hints of green. Light brown brass is named after the metal with the same color. It is a wonderfully versatile light brown color. This shade is an essential part of a brown color palette whether you're drawing autumn leaves or a field of flowers.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Brass Brown#B5A6420, 8, 64, 29181, 166, 66

31. Ecru Brown

Brown with a yellow undertone, ecru is a lovely light shade of brown. Although it is warmer and darker than sand brown, this shade can be compared to it.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ecru Brown#C2B2800, 8, 34, 24194, 178, 128

32. Khaki Brown

This color blends quite well with the lighter shades of beige in khaki fabric. A great neutral shade to have in a brown color palette, Khaki brown has a slight undertone of gray.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Khaki Brown#C3B0910, 10, 26, 24195, 176, 145

33. Dark Vanilla Brown

A darker and cooler shade of beige on this list is dark vanilla. This shade can be compared to taupe brown and sand, but it has a gray undertone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Dark Vanilla Brown#D1BEA80, 9, 20, 18209, 190, 168

34. Tan Brown

Tan brown is easily recognizable as a shade of beige. Compared to sand and traditional beige, this is a lighter brown. The color is also darker than most beige shades.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Tan Brown#D2B48C0, 14, 33, 18210, 180, 140

36. Wood Brown

Because it resembles the light hardwood floor color, this color got its name. Quite a lighter shade of fawn beige, wood brown is slightly cooler than fawn beige.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Wood Brown#C19A6B0, 20, 45, 24193, 154, 107

37. Deer Brown

Deer brown has a similar tone to tan brown, but it is warmer and darker. An amazing shade of light brown, this color is a warm beige color that is slightly darker and warmer than fawn brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Deer Brown#BA87590, 27, 52, 27186, 135, 89

38. Café au Lait Brown

Translated, coffee with milk is the name of this beige brown shade. This name is perfect for describing the warm tones in this shade.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Café au Lait Brown#A67B5B0, 26, 45, 35166, 123, 91

39. Beaver Brown

A light grayish brown called Beaver Brown may be named after the little critters with big teeth. It is a slightly cooler version of taupe brown, and it has a cool undertone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Beaver Brown#9F81700, 19, 30, 38159, 129, 112

40. Antique Brass Brown

An antique brass color is a light brown shade that's slightly peachy beige. There is a slight cool tonality to this beautiful color, and it is a little darker than bisque brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Antique Brass Brown#CD95750, 27, 43, 20205, 149, 117

41. Tumbleweed Brown

There is a very light and pinkish shade of brown known as tumbleweed brown. Compared to other beige shades on this list, tumbleweed brown is cooler with an orange undertone than tan brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Tumbleweed Brown#DEAA880, 23, 39, 13222, 170, 136

42. Fawn Brown

If you are looking for a light brown that's very warm, then fawn brown is your best choice. Light brown with a warm orange undertone, this color is slightly peachy. Fawn is lighter and brighter than deer brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Fawn Brown#E5AA700, 26, 51, 10229, 170, 112

43. Burlywood Brown

The color of this beige is very pale and has a similar feel to desert sand and bisque brown. This shade is also compared to tan, although it is slightly more peachy and warm.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Burlywood Brown#DEB8870, 17, 39, 13222, 184, 135

44. Sand Brown

Sand brown is the perfect shade for those in search of a light and friendly beige. Colors like this are sometimes compared to bisque brown, which is a cool and light brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Sand Brown#F6D7B00, 13, 28, 4246, 215, 176

45. Wheat Brown

Yellow-brown is the color of wheat brown. Wheat brown is classified by some artists as a white shade rather than a brown shade, but to us, it is clearly a beige shade of brown. Despite its name, this shade is a bit more peach than the kernels of wheat.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Wheat Brown#F5DEB30, 9, 27, 4245, 222, 179

46. Champagne Brown

Another light beige shade, champagne brown, is sometimes classified as white color. While it is a beautiful warm color, it is also more saturated and saturated.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Champagne Brown#FAD6A50, 14, 34, 20, 14, 34, 2

47. Bisque Brown

As the name suggests, Bisque Brown mirrors the pale and creamy color of a creamy soup. Despite being pale and cream-colored, this light brown has a slight peach undertone.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Bisque Brown#FFE4C40, 11, 23, 0255, 228, 196

48. Almond Brown

Yet another shade of brown that lies on the border between brown, white, and gray is this light brown color. Although it has a slightly gray undertone, the light brown color remains warmer than some of the other beige tones listed here.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Almond Brown#EFDECD0, 7, 14, 6239, 222, 205

49. Bone Brown

A shade of beige that is both very light and slightly gray could easily be called ivory. Beige that has a yellowish glow is called bone brown.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Bone Brown#E3DAC90, 4, 11, 11227, 218, 201

50. Beige Brown

Light brown in the hue of beige is very pale and yellow-toned. Due to its paleness, this light shade is very often called a shade of white. A beautiful shade of brown, beige is a must-have in every brown color palette.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Beige Brown#F5F5DC0, 0, 10, 4245, 245, 220

51. Ash Brown

There is no way this shade of brown could be called "ash," since it doesn't look nearly as gray as ash from a fire would. Ash Brown, on the other hand, is named after the bark and branches of the ash tree, both of which are bright reddish-brown or reddish-green.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ash Brown#98623C0, 36, 61, 40152, 98, 60

52. Ash Gray

Ash Gray is similar to the bark of an ash tree, although it looks a little more like ash from a fire. Ash Gray, on the other hand, has a noticeably cooler tone than Ash Brown, which is why it's grayish-brown in color.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ash Gray#C1B5A90, 6, 12, 24193, 181, 169

53. Ash White

Ash Gray and Ash Brown are closely related to Ash White, the last color in the "ashen" family. While the color is similar to Ash Gray, its muted red undertones link it to the color of trees and the white seed pods that trees produce.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Ash White#E9E4D40, 2, 9, 9233, 228, 212

54. Baked Bread

Golden brown is the color of baked bread with a slight dull overtone. Viewers will be reminded of the warmth and comfort associated with fresh bread pulled from the oven.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Baked Bread#DACBA90, 7, 22, 15218, 203, 169

55. Baked Potato

Another shade of brown inspired by a food item is Baked Potato, which has a very similar look to baked bread. The tone of Baked Potato is slightly darker than Baked Bread, however, with some earthy undertones. This produces a color that resembles the crispy outer layer of a freshly baked potato.

ShadeBrown Hex CodeCMYK Brown Color CodeRGB Brown Color CodeBrown Color
Baked Potato#B69E870, 13, 26, 29182, 158, 135

Conclusion

These are only a few of the shades of brown available for you to choose from, and there are many more shades to be found. If you have a project in mind, there is the exact right shade of brown for the final finishing touch.

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