Choose the perfect shade of Cognac for you!

These are the on-trend shades of cognac for 2024 – which will you choose?

If you want to create a cozy feeling in a room, then using warm colors can be a great way to do that.

Deep reds are especially popular for making a room cozier.

Cognac is a wonderfully warm color set that ranges from reds to browns and a few shades in between. We have 25 cognac shades to show you everything available to you.

Here are our Readers Most Voted for Shades of Cognac


RGB: 154, 70, 61
Hex: #9A463D
Common Uses: Living rooms and warm color schemes.
Matches well with: Pastel blue.


Standard cognac is a rich, warm and primarily red based color. It’s a very deep maroon that brings a lot of warmth when it’s used in a space.

If used in a living room, it can help to create a very cozy feeling!

Dark Cognac

RGB: 138, 59, 39
Hex: #8A3B27
Common Uses: Bedrooms or color accents.
Matches well with: Dark purple.


Dark cognac is a slightly darker shade than regular cognac, and the difference is subtle yet impactful when used in a larger space. This could be the perfect choice if you want a bit more intensity to the color.

Deep Cognac

RGB: 149, 53, 40
Hex: #953528
Common Uses: Warm spaces and color combinations.
Matches well with: Light blue.


Deep cognac is another subtle shade difference, but once again it’s when it’s used in a larger space that the difference becomes apparent. You may need to experiment with these shades a bit before deciding on what’s right for you.

Rich Cognac

RGB: 160, 79, 55
Hex: #A04F37
Common Uses: Kitchens and dining.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow.


Rich cognac is starting to lean more into a brownish hue than some of the previous shades, but it still maintains that warmth we expect from cognac.

You could definitely use it for kitchen or dining color schemes.

Warm Cognac

RGB: 158, 93, 61
Hex: #9E5D3D
Common Uses: Outdoor spaces or earthy color schemes.
Matches well with: Rich blue.


Warm cognac keeps the brownish hue we saw before while making it a bit lighter. This could be used as a more minor color element in a room, or it could really work in an outdoor setting.

Light Cognac

RGB: 185, 117, 81
Hex: #B97551
Common Uses: Bedroom walls and living rooms.
Matches well with: Baby blue.


Light cognac is still a relatively dark shade, but it’s light enough that you could still use it for a larger room’s walls without it being overwhelming or too dark.

Could you see yourself using this shade for a room in your own home?

Amber Cognac

RGB: 193, 127, 68
Hex: #C17F44
Common Uses: Earthy color schemes or décor elements.
Matches well with: Dark maroon.


Amber cognac is even lighter than the previous shade, but it’s still got some warmth and intensity to it. This could be used for an earthy color scheme or could work for more minimal décor elements.
In some instances, it could also be used for a whole room’s dominant color scheme!

Rustic Cognac

RGB: 177, 122, 91
Hex: #B17A5B
Common Uses: Darker features and accents.
Matches well with: Beige.


Rustic cognac is a hue with an accurate name, as it does have a rustic feeling to it. It’s well suited to that kind of color theme in a space, and you could use it for many different settings.

Whether it’s a dominant color or something more minimal, it can look amazing!

Mahogany Cognac

RGB: 169, 123, 87
Hex: #A97B57
Common Uses: Outdoor walls and earthy color schemes.
Matches well with: Dark blue.


Mahogany cognac has a deep richness to it that makes me think of its wood namesake. It’s perfect for outdoor walls, but it can also be used indoors as a dominant color or as a highlight to lighter colors.

Antique Cognac

RGB: 183, 133, 94
Hex: #B7855E
Common Uses: Office spaces or meditative spaces.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow.


Antique cognac is a subtle, classy shade that has a good mix of light and dark to it. You could use this for a relaxing office, or you could implement it in a meditative space meant for relaxation and reflection.

Burnt Cognac

RGB: 160, 87, 55
Hex: #A05737
Common Uses: Color combinations and dark schemes.
Matches well with: Turquoise.


Burnt cognac does indeed have a more burnt hue to it than the previous shade. This darker hue really adds intensity to the color that can really make a dramatic statement in a room.

Or, it can be used for more subtle color accents as well.

Caramel Cognac

RGB: 196, 139, 89
Hex: #C48B59
Common Uses: Rich color schemes.
Matches well with: Pale red.


Caramel cognac is a delectable color that represents both parts of its namesake wonderfully. It’s a rich and luxurious shade that can add some warmth and luxury to your color scheme or home projects.

This is one shade I think I will be using in my own home!

Brandy Cognac

RGB: 178, 89, 56
Hex: #B25938
Common Uses: Bedrooms or kitchens.
Matches well with: Pastel purple.


Tiffany aqua is another subtle shade, but one that is a bit more vibrant than some of the lighter shades we’ve seen. You could use it as a home façade color scheme for a breezy appearance that won’t look out of place.

Copper Cognac

RGB: 205, 127, 50
Hex: #CD7F32
Common Uses: Living rooms and dining rooms.
Matches well with: Pastel red.


Copper cognac is another shade I really like, as it is quite light and rich yet still maintains some warmth and intensity. This is another one that I would consider using as a color in my living room or a similar space to that.

Saddle Cognac

RGB: 163, 83, 56
Hex: #A35338
Common Uses: Outdoor spaces or darker rooms.
Matches well with: Rich purple.


Saddle cognac is another shade with a darker brown hue, but there is a subtle redness to it as well. It could bring some definition to an outdoor space or be used to balance off a brighter color scheme in a room.

Toasted Cognac

RGB: 180, 101, 78
Hex: #B4654E
Common Uses: Color pairings or earthy color schemes.
Matches well with: Baby blue.


Sometimes when you have a darker color such as toasted cognac, pairing it with a lighter color can be an amazing combination. For example, this shade would go very well with a light baby blue. Can you think of other combinations?

Honey Cognac

RGB: 201, 129, 82
Hex: #C98152
Common Uses: Cozy bedrooms or living rooms.
Matches well with: Burnt yellow.


Honey cognac does have the richness of its namesake, and it can bring a lot of warmth and intensity to your room. It’s a good shade because it can be a dominant color or used more minimally for décor.

Oak Cognac

RGB: 163, 106, 71
Hex: #A36A47
Common Uses: Wall exteriors or dark décor.
Matches well with: Deep blue.


For a shade as dark as oak cognac, you sometimes want to keep it a bit more minimal. You could limit it to elements such as pillows, curtains or furniture to contrast a brighter color scheme on the walls. The reverse could also be done if you prefer as well!

Terra Cotta Cognac

RGB: 183, 108, 81
Hex: #B76C51
Common Uses: Offices and dining rooms.
Matches well with: Deep purple.


Terra cotta cognac brings a hint of warmth to the darker shades we have seen in the previous entries. It’s still pretty dark, but it can help to create a sense of warmth and intimacy in a room.

It can also create a relaxing feeling for a room.

Walnut Cognac

RGB: 152, 110, 74
Hex: #986E4A
Common Uses: Bedroom color accents or house exteriors.
Matches well with: Deep blue.


Walnut cognac is another dark shade that could be a bit too intense if overused. If you use it for a dominant color in a room, you may need to offset it with lighter décor elements.

Bourbon Cognac

RGB: 184, 112, 72
Hex: #B87048
Common Uses: Bedrooms or living rooms.
Matches well with: Turquoise.


Bourbon cognac is a lovely light brown shade with a hint of that red warmness we have come to expect from cognac shades. It could make for a warm and inviting color for your bedroom color scheme!

Ginger Cognac

RGB: 204, 126, 78
Hex: #CC7E4E
Common Uses: Dining rooms and kitchens.
Matches well with: Pastel pink.


Ginger cognac brings the same warmth that you would expect from its spice namesake! There is more of that warmness that we saw in the previous shade, but it also still maintains some of that dark richness.

Spice Cognac

RGB: 187, 109, 75
Hex: #BB6D4B
Common Uses: Earthy color schemes and accents.
Matches well with: Pastel turquoise.


Spice cognac adds a touch more red to the color scheme, making for a darker yet warmer shade than the previous one. It’s perfect for earthy color schemes that still need a bit of warmth and vibrancy.

Burnished Cognac

RGB: 162, 90, 58
Hex: #A25A3A
Common Uses: Home exteriors or color accents.
Matches well with: Deep purple.


Burnished cognac is the final darker shade before we finish off with a lighter one. This is still a shade with warmth to it though, and you can use it to make your room more inviting, dark and cozy.

Golden Cognac

RGB: 210, 148, 92
Hex: #D2945C
Common Uses: Bedrooms or offices.
Matches well with: Pastel yellow.


Our final shade for this collection is golden cognac. This shade has a richness, elegance and warmth that can really add some class to a room.

Do you think that you may want to consider using this beautiful shade in your home?

In Summary

The cognac field of colors is one with so much warmth and intensity, and it can be a bit tricky to pick a favorite! Caramel cognac was my personal favorite, but there were many that were close contenders.

You can choose your favorites from this list and experiment until you find the perfect set of colors for your decorating needs!

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