Bittersweet Shimmer

HEX #BF4F51 / RGB (191, 79, 81)

Yellow-orange glow

What is Bittersweet Shimmer Color?

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Bittersweet Shimmer has the hex code #BF4F51. The equivalent RGB values are (191, 79, 81), which means it is composed of 54% red, 23% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:59 Y:58 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bittersweet Shimmer has a hue of 359°, 59% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Bittersweet shimmer comes from Crayola's Metallic FX set of crayons. The color was formulated in 2001. It can be applied to a web page with HTML and/or CSS code through its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK color values.

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Bittersweet Shimmer Color Codes

Hex Code#BF4F51
RGB Values(191, 79, 81)
CMYK Values(0%, 59%, 58%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 59%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#CC6666
Inverse Color#40B0AE [Verdigris]
Closest Pantone®7418 C
Closest RAL3017 [Rose]
Complementary Color#4FBFBD [Sea Serpent]
Bittersweet Shimmer Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#757575
Weighted Average (Most Common)#717171
Weighted Average (Luma)#676767
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A5A5A5

Bittersweet Shimmer Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BF4F51. Complementary color is 4FBFBD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bittersweet Shimmer is Sea Serpent with the hex code #4FBFBD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BF4F51 color is offered by #4FBFBD. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (BF4F51, BF854F and BF4F89)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bittersweet Shimmer (#BF4F51) are Deer (#BF854F) and Mulberry (#BF4F89). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bittersweet Shimmer with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (BF4F51, 4FBF85 and 4F89BF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bittersweet Shimmer (#BF4F51) are #4FBF85 (Ocean Green) and #4F89BF (Cyan-Blue Azure). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (BF4F51, 51BF4F and 4F51BF)

Triadic Palette

Bittersweet Shimmer triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #51BF4F (Apple) and #4F51BF (Ocean Blue) along with #BF4F51 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (BF4F51, 51BF4F, 4FBFBD and BD4FBF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bittersweet Shimmer has four colors - #51BF4F (Apple), #4FBFBD (Sea Serpent) and #BD4FBF (Deep Fuchsia) in addition to the base color (#BF4F51). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (BF4F51, 89BF4F, 4FBFBD and 854FBF)

Square Palette

Bittersweet Shimmer square color palette has #89BF4F (Dollar Bill), #4FBFBD (Sea Serpent) and #854FBF (Deep Lilac). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Bittersweet Shimmer Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bittersweet Shimmer rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Bittersweet Shimmer Color


  • Transparent CC7274#CC7274
  • Transparent D28485#D28485
  • Transparent D99597#D99597
  • Transparent DFA7A8#DFA7A8
  • Transparent E5B9B9#E5B9B9
  • Transparent ECCACB#ECCACB
  • Transparent F2DCDC#F2DCDC
  • Transparent F9EDEE#F9EDEE


  • Transparent B2595A#B2595A
  • Transparent AC5E5F#AC5E5F
  • Transparent A66364#A66364
  • Transparent A06869#A06869
  • Transparent 996C6D#996C6D
  • Transparent 937172#937172
  • Transparent 8D7677#8D7677
  • Transparent 867B7B#867B7B


  • Transparent 993F41#993F41
  • Transparent 863739#863739
  • Transparent 732F31#732F31
  • Transparent 602829#602829
  • Transparent 4C2020#4C2020
  • Transparent 391818#391818
  • Transparent 261010#261010
  • Transparent 130808#130808

Bittersweet Shimmer Color Patterns

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    Bittersweet Shimmer Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bittersweet Shimmer Plaid Pattern

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