This page is about creating a list of 50 plus the major and most common light tints and dark shades of brown. It includes the color names, and Hex and RGB color codes, and also provides a short description of the shades.
When it comes to the meaning of brown, it’s mostly symbolic of stability, growth, balance, and honesty.
Brown is rarely considered to be someone’s favorite color. However, it is fairly popular when it comes to interior design.
Some of the most well-known and popular shades of brown include, chocolate, coffee, wood, brunette, and caramel.
RGB 53 35 14
This is near enough, and around about the average shade of brown.
50 Shades of Brown – Names & Color Codes
RGB 154 94 24
RGB 51 31 8
RGB 42 21 3
Chocolate is a dark brown, it represents a common color of chocolate. The first known use of chocolate as a color name was 1737.
RGB 99 42 15
Cinnamon represents the light brown color of cinnamon spice, and is often used for flavoring with a variety of foods.
RGB 61 40 13
Mocha is a medium to dark shade. It’s named after the chocolate coffee drink of the same name.
RGB 76 37 18
Pecan is a medium brown with a slight red appearance to it. It represents the color of the nuts produced by the pecan tree.
RGB 123 72 28
Tawny is a medium to light brown with an orange tone. The color comes from the tawny owl.
RGB 154 123 77
Tortilla is a light pale tint of brown. A tortilla is a type of Mexican flatbread. Its origin is Mesoamerica, which covers parts of Central America and Mexico.
RGB 61 30 8
Brunette is a strong dark brown shade. It represents the color of the brunette hair color.
RGB 145 106 47
Wood comes in various different tones. However, this resembles a medium to light version of wood.
RGB 102 53 15
Caramel is basically burned sugar. Its color is a rich medium brown, but caramel can be found in a variety of shades. This represents a common shade.
RGB 69 39 17
Walnut is the color of the wood of the walnut tree. It’s generally a dark brown, but it does have lighter tones to it.
RGB 120 92 51
The color of peanuts is generally a light brown, representing the common color of the peanut.
RGB 75 55 26
Coffee is the color of roasted coffee beans. It’s a medium to dark shade.
RGB 69 32 13
Syrup comes in a variety of different tones, ranging from a light golden brown to a dark reddish brown.
RGB 73 55 41
This comes from Cedar wood. It can vary from an orange or pinkish color, to various shades of brown.
RGB 92 45 15
Gingerbread is a rich and warm brown tone.
RGB 126 86 69
Carob is a relatively light brown. It has a fairly strong inclusion of red, which gives it an orange appearance.
RGB 53 29 17
Hickory can vary from a light to dark brown. This version is dark brown.
RGB 85 42 25
Penny is basically a darker shade of copper.
RGB 52 34 20
Umber is a dark brown, like the color of mud. The pigment is made from soil.
RGB 186 116 50
Copper can be considered either a light warm brown, or a dark orange.
RGB 113 100 91
Taupe is like a hybrid of brown and gray. It could be described as a light pale and warm tint of brown.
RGB 103 76 71
This is a darker version with a hint of red.
RGB 174 100 1
Ginger is a light brown with a orange to red appearance.
RGB 150 113 24
Mode khaki is a sort of light brown. It also has a dirty yellow appearance.
RGB 128 70 26
Russet is a dark shade of brown. However, it has a reddish tinge due to having a dominance of red in the RGB color mix.
RGB 68 49 22
Nespresso is a dark brown, it’s the shade of the Italian coffee of the same name.
RGB 109 81 60
You guess it. This is the medium to dark shade of brown that is mud.
RGB 110 69 46
Aloewood is a medium to dark shade. It has a slight orange tinge because it comprises of higher amounts of red.
RGB 207 177 136
Tan is considered a light brown. The name tan comes from tannum, or tanbark. The bark from certain trees was used in the process of tanning leather. Records suggest that tan was first used or assigned to the color in 1590.
RGB 191 152 106
This represents the approximate yellowish-brown color of the Camels’ fur. Camels are well known for their humps, and their ability to last long periods of time without water. They have evolved to survive in dry desert environments.
RGB 233 211 170
Butter Toast is a light pale tint of brown.
RGB 225 191 155
Cashmere is a light brown. It represents the color of the Cashmir’s goat’s wool. Cashmere wool has been used for clothing and other textile purposes for centuries.
RGB 118 87 69
Dull brown is a medium shade of brown, and is in fact quite dull.
RGB 131 92 63
This color represents an approximate average shade of dark wood.
RGB 185 139 97
This represents an average brown shade of various hard woods.
RGB 168 118 77
This resembles the color of the almond nut. It’s a medium to light reddish-brown.
RGB 171 120 78
Burnt almond has a slightly higher amount of red than the regular almond color.
RGB 154 102 22
This is a medium shade of brown. It also resembles a dark gold color.
RGB 74 53 31
This is an approximate dark brown shade of café noir.
RGB 191 172 138
Khaki brown is a light and pale tint of brown, it’s somewhat of a neutral variation.
RGB 189 135 100
Carnal is a light pale reddish-brown.
RGB 201 179 127
This represents the neutral brownish color that is dried moss.
RGB 198 98 19
This resembles the medium reddish-brown shade of the Canadian Maple.
RGB 146 66 50
This is the approximate dark reddish shade of brown of the chestnut.
RGB 125 55 45
Burnt henna is a medium-dark brown with high amounts of red in its color mix.
RGB 163 134 85
Fall harvest is one of the colors of autumn, and it’s a light tint of brown.
RGB 229 205 163
This version of chamomile is a very light tint of brown. Chamomile is often an off-white-yellow color, named after the chamomile daisy flower. However, this represents the color of chamomile tea.
RGB 163 41 41
This is the approximate shade of the web color; red-brown. It has a high balance of red in its RGB mixture.
RGB 104 86 84
Wenge is a type of hardwood. It’s a pale reddish brown shade.
RGB 118 84 83
This resembles the approximate brownish shade of cocoa beans. Despite being called a bean, it’s actually a seed.
RGB 186 137 137
Rosy brown can be classed as either red or brown. It’s commonly used to describe a hair color.
RGB 137 50 35
This is around about and approximately the medium red-brown shade of burnt umber. It’s created when raw umber has been heated to a sufficient degree.
RGB 163 144 118
This is the approximate brownish shade of dark sand.
RGB 229 191 157
The color nude is often considered a light tint or shade of brown.