Everything about the color Burnt Sienna

The meaning of the color Burnt Sienna and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Burnt sienna is made by heating raw sienna—a kind of clay. Through the heating process, the yellowish-brown color of raw sienna turns into the deep hue known as burnt sienna.  Its name comes from the Italian phrase “terra di Siena or earth of Siena. Not surprisingly, it is associated with our planet, dirt, and gardening.The hex code for burnt sienna is #E97451.


Combine burnt-sienna with other warm colors like oranges and yellows for an inviting color palette. For something that feels fresh and earthy, use greens and blues instead. On the other hand, use coral or salmon and whites with burnt sienna for a feminine feeling.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to burnt sienna.

Information about Burnt Sienna / #E97451

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #E97451 is made of 91.4% red, 45.5% green and 31.8% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #E97451 is made of 0% cyan, 50% magenta, 65% yellow and 9% black. Burnt Sienna has a hue angle of 13.8 degrees, a saturation of 77.6% and a lightness of 61.6%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #E97451 has RGB values of R: 91.4, G: 45.5, B: 31.8 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.5, Y: 0.65, K:0.09.




RGB Decimal

233, 116, 81


RGB Percentage

91.4, 45.5, 31.8

rgb(91.4%, 45.5%, 31.8%)


0, 50, 65, 9


13.8°, 77.6, 61.6

hsl(13.8°, 77.6%, 61.6%)

HSV (or HSB)

13.8°, 65.2, 91.4

Web Safe




62.009, 42.581, 40.025


41.339, 30.413, 11.476


0.497, 0.365, 30.413


62.009, 58.439, 43.227


62.009, 91.087, 37.248


55.148, 40.877, 24.158


11101001, 01110100, 01010001

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