Everything about the color Cognac

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Cognac’s namesake is the alcoholic drink, which is named after a town in France. Distilled from grapes, Cognac is recognized as one of the finest spirits with warmth, subtlety, intensity, and complexity. The hex code for Cognac is #9A463D.


Similarly, the color is warm, subtle, and complex. The reddish-grayish-brown color elicits glamor and refinement unlike most other browns. It has an earthy and autumnal hue with a sense of richness and luxury.

Balance cognac with a lighter color like ecru or with other shades of brown such as taupes and beiges.

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Information about Cognac / #9A463D

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #9A463D is made of 60.4% red, 27.5% green and 23.9% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #9A463D is made of 0% cyan, 55% magenta, 60% yellow and 40% black. Cognac has a hue angle of 5.8 degrees, a saturation of 43.3% and a lightness of 42.2%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #9A463D has RGB values of R: 60.4, G: 27.5, B: 23.9 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.55, Y: 0.6, K:0.4.




RGB Decimal

154, 70, 61


RGB Percentage

60.4, 27.5, 23.9

rgb(60.4%, 27.5%, 23.9%)


0, 55, 60, 40


5.8°, 43.3, 42.2

hsl(5.8°, 43.3%, 42.2%)

HSV (or HSB)

5.8°, 60.4, 60.4

Web Safe




40.556, 34.36, 22.304


16.36, 11.589, 5.789


0.485, 0.343, 11.589


40.556, 40.964, 32.988


40.556, 61.916, 18.014


34.043, 28.472, 12.351


10011010, 01000110, 00111101

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