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#8B0000 Hex Code

Color Name: Dark Red

What is hex #8B0000 Color?

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The color name of hex code #8B0000 is Dark Red. The RGB values are (139, 0, 0) which means it is composed of 100% red, 0% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:100 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, #8B0000 has a hue of 0°, 100% 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.

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Hex #8B0000 Color Codes

Color NameDark Red
RGB Values(139, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#74FFFF [Electric Blue]
Closest Pantone®7427 C
Closest RAL3003 [Ruby red]
Complementary Color#008B8B [Dark Cyan]
#8B0000 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#2E2E2E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#2A2A2A
Weighted Average (Luma)#1E1E1E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5C5C5C

Hex #8B0000 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8B0000. Complementary color is 008B8B

Complementary Palette

The complement of #8B0000 is #008B8B which is called Dark Cyan. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8B0000 color is offered by #008B8B. 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.

8B0000 008B8B
Analogous color palette with (8B0000, 8B4600 and 8B0046)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #8B0000 are #8B4600 and #8B0046, called Dark Bronze and Rose Garnet, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #8B0000 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.

8B0000 8B4600 8B0046
Split Complementary color palette with (8B0000, 008B46 and 00468B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #8B0000 are #008B46 (Philippine Green) and #00468B (Midnight 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.

8B0000 008B46 00468B
Triadic color palette with (8B0000, 008B00 and 00008B)

Triadic Palette

#8B0000 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #008B00 (Islamic Green) and #00008B (Dark Blue) along with #8B0000, 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.

8B0000 008B00 00008B
Tetradic color palette with (8B0000, 008B00, 008B8B and 8B008B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #8B0000 has #008B00 (Islamic Green), #008B8B (Dark Cyan) and #8B008B (Dark Magenta). 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.

8B0000 008B00 008B8B 8B008B
Square color palette with (8B0000, 468B00, 008B8B and 46008B)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #8B0000 contains #468B00 (Avocado), #008B8B (Dark Cyan) and #46008B (Indigo). 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.

8B0000 468B00 008B8B 46008B
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Hex #8B0000 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #8B0000 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.

8B0000 8B7700 288B00 008B4F 004F8B 28008B 8B0077

Tints, Tones & Shades of 8B0000 Color


  • Transparent A23333A23333
  • Transparent AE4D4DAE4D4D
  • Transparent B96666B96666
  • Transparent C58080C58080
  • Transparent D19999D19999
  • Transparent DCB3B3DCB3B3
  • Transparent E8CCCCE8CCCC
  • Transparent F3E6E6F3E6E6


  • Transparent 891A1A891A1A
  • Transparent 882626882626
  • Transparent 873333873333
  • Transparent 864040864040
  • Transparent 844D4D844D4D
  • Transparent 835A5A835A5A
  • Transparent 826666826666
  • Transparent 817373817373


  • Transparent 6F00006F0000
  • Transparent 610000610000
  • Transparent 530000530000
  • Transparent 460000460000
  • Transparent 380000380000
  • Transparent 2A00002A0000
  • Transparent 1C00001C0000
  • Transparent 0E00000E0000

#8B0000 Color Patterns

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    #8B0000 Leaves Pattern

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    #8B0000 Houndstooth Pattern

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    #8B0000 Trellis Pattern

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    #8B0000 Plaid Pattern

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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.