1. Puce

Everything about the color Puce

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

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Mix purple and brown, and you get puce, a close relative of burnt sienna. The color’s name is the French word for flea. While puce is not always the first color to pop to mind when you develop a palette, it’s a great neutral often used in modern interior decor.


Oranges, greens, and yellows play wonderfully with puce. In palettes like these, puce works best as a secondary color, bringing out a bright accent. The hex code for puce is #CC8899.

This hue is also associated with earth and nature. It is, after all, the rich brown often seen when outdoors.

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

Information about Puce / #CC8899

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #CC8899 is made of 80% red, 53.3% green and 60% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #CC8899 is made of 0% cyan, 33% magenta, 25% yellow and 20% black. Puce has a hue angle of 345 degrees, a saturation of 40% and a lightness of 66.7%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #CC8899 has RGB values of R: 80, G: 53.3, B: 60 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.33, Y: 0.25, K:0.2.




RGB Decimal

204, 136, 153


RGB Percentage

80, 53.3, 60

rgb(80%, 53.3%, 60%)


0, 33, 25, 20


345°, 40, 66.7

hsl(345°, 40%, 66.7%)

HSV (or HSB)

345°, 33.3, 80

Web Safe




63.956, 28.35, 1.674


39.457, 32.748, 34.374


0.37, 0.307, 32.748


63.956, 28.4, 3.38


63.956, 42.55, -2.753


57.226, 26.398, 1.381


11001100, 10001000, 10011001

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