Everything about the color Tan

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

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A pale shade of brown, tan earned its name from the process by which animal hide becomes leather (tanning). The process owes its name to an old German word for oak trees--tannin-- that produce an acidic chemical compound used in tanning.


Like other browns, tan evokes warmth and security. It also gives a sense of the same earthy stability that many members of the brown family do.

Tan is considered a neutral, and with its paleness, it can be paired as a complement to almost any other color on the color wheel. The hex code for tan is #D2B48C.

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Information about Tan / #d2b48c

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #d2b48c is made of 82.4% red, 70.6% green and 54.9% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #d2b48c is made of 0% cyan, 14% magenta, 33% yellow and 18% black. Tan has a hue angle of 34.3 degrees, a saturation of 43.7% and a lightness of 68.6%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #d2b48c has RGB values of R: 82.4, G: 70.6, B: 54.9 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.14, Y: 0.33, K:0.18.




RGB Decimal

210, 180, 140


RGB Percentage

82.4, 70.6, 54.9

rgb(82.4%, 70.6%, 54.9%)


0, 14, 33, 18


34.3°, 43.7, 68.6

hsl(34.3°, 43.7%, 68.6%)

HSV (or HSB)

34.3°, 33.3, 82.4

Web Safe




74.976, 5.021, 24.428


47.634, 48.239, 31.608


0.374, 0.378, 48.239


74.976, 24.939, 78.385


74.976, 21.605, 32.134


69.455, 4.658, 18.542


11010010, 10110100, 10001100

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