#163C42 Hex Code

Color Name: MSU Green

What is hex #163C42 Color?

MSU Green (Hex code: 163C42) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #163C42 is MSU Green. The RGB values are (22, 60, 66) which means it is composed of 15% red, 41% green and 45% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:67 M:9 Y:0 K:74. In the HSV/HSB scale, #163C42 has a hue of 188°, 67% saturation and a brightness value of 26%.
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.

Hex #163C42 Color Codes

Color NameMSU Green
RGB Values(22, 60, 66)
CMYK Values(67%, 9%, 0%, 74%)
HSV/HSB Values(188°, 67%, 26%)
Closest Web Safe#003333
Inverse Color#E9C3BD [Baby Pink]
Closest Pantone®567 C
Closest RAL6004 [Blue green]
Complementary Color#421C16 [Dark Sienna]
#163C42 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#313131
Desaturated#2C2C2C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#313131
Weighted Average (Luma)#343434
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#797979

Hex #163C42 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 163C42. Complementary color is 421C16

Complementary Palette

The complement of #163C42 is #421C16 which is called Dark Sienna. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #163C42 color is offered by #421C16. 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 (163C42, 162642 and 164232)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #163C42 are #162642 and #164232, called Yankees Blue and MSU Green, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #163C42 with a 30° separation. 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 (163C42, 421626 and 423216)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #163C42 are #421626 (Chocolate Kisses) and #423216 (Pullman Green). 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 (163C42, 42163C and 3C4216)

Triadic Palette

#163C42 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #42163C (Dark Purple) and #3C4216 (Pullman Green) along with #163C42, our main color, 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 (163C42, 42163C, 421C16 and 16421C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #163C42 has #42163C (Dark Purple), #421C16 (Dark Sienna) and #16421C (Phthalo Green). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (163C42, 321642, 421C16 and 264216)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #163C42 contains #321642 (Russian Violet), #421C16 (Dark Sienna) and #264216 (Black Leather Jacket). 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

Hex #163C42 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #163C42 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

#163C42 Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - 163C42

    MSU Green plaid pattern

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.