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Chinese Maroon Color

HEX #8B2614 / RGB (139, 38, 20)

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What is Chinese Maroon Color?

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Chinese Maroon has the hex code #8B2614. The equivalent RGB values are (139, 38, 20), which means it is composed of 71% red, 19% green and 10% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:73 Y:86 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chinese Maroon has a hue of 9°, 86% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Chinese Maroon is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Chinese Maroon Color Codes

Hex Code#8B2614
RGB Values(139, 38, 20)
CMYK Values(0%, 73%, 86%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(9°, 86%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#993300
Inverse Color#74D9EB [Sky Blue (Crayola)]
Closest Pantone®7526 C
Closest RAL3002 [Carmine red]
Complementary Color#14798B [Metallic Seaweed]
Chinese Maroon Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#424242
Weighted Average (Most Common)#424242
Weighted Average (Luma)#3A3A3A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7F7F7F

Chinese Maroon Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8B2614. Complementary color is 14798B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chinese Maroon is Metallic Seaweed with the hex code #14798B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8B2614 color is offered by #14798B. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (8B2614, 8B6214 and 8B143E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chinese Maroon (#8B2614) are Golden Brown (#8B6214) and Violet-Red (#8B143E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chinese Maroon 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (8B2614, 148B62 and 143E8B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chinese Maroon (#8B2614) are #148B62 (Deep Green-Cyan Turquoise) and #143E8B (Yale Blue). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (8B2614, 148B26 and 26148B)

Triadic Palette

Chinese Maroon triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #148B26 (Forest Green (Web)) and #26148B (Pixie Powder) along with #8B2614 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (8B2614, 148B26, 14798B and 8B1479)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chinese Maroon has four colors - #148B26 (Forest Green (Web)), #14798B (Metallic Seaweed) and #8B1479 (Philippine Violet) in addition to the base color (#8B2614). 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.

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Square color palette with (8B2614, 3E8B14, 14798B and 62148B)

Square Palette

Chinese Maroon square color palette has #3E8B14 (Slimy Green), #14798B (Metallic Seaweed) and #62148B (Metallic Violet). 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.

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Rainbow color

Chinese Maroon Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chinese Maroon 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Chinese Maroon Color


  • Transparent A25143A25143
  • Transparent AE675BAE675B
  • Transparent B97D72B97D72
  • Transparent C5938AC5938A
  • Transparent D1A8A1D1A8A1
  • Transparent DCBEB9DCBEB9
  • Transparent E8D4D0E8D4D0
  • Transparent F3E9E8F3E9E8


  • Transparent 89382A89382A
  • Transparent 884134884134
  • Transparent 874A3F874A3F
  • Transparent 86534A86534A
  • Transparent 845C55845C55
  • Transparent 836560836560
  • Transparent 826E6A826E6A
  • Transparent 817775817775


  • Transparent 6F1E106F1E10
  • Transparent 611B0E611B0E
  • Transparent 53170C53170C
  • Transparent 46130A46130A
  • Transparent 380F08380F08
  • Transparent 2A0B062A0B06
  • Transparent 1C08041C0804
  • Transparent 0E04020E0402

Chinese Maroon Color Patterns

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    Chinese Maroon Polka Dots Pattern

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    Chinese Maroon Honeycomb Pattern

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    Chinese Maroon Leaves Pattern

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    Chinese Maroon Houndstooth Pattern

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    Chinese Maroon Trellis Pattern

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    Chinese Maroon Plaid Pattern

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