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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.