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#8C0300 Hex Code

Color Name: Dark Red

What is hex #8C0300 Color?

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The color name of hex code #8C0300 is Dark Red. The RGB values are (140, 3, 0) which means it is composed of 98% red, 2% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:98 Y:100 K:45. In the HSV/HSB scale, #8C0300 has a hue of 1°, 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 #8C0300 Color Codes

Color NameDark Red
RGB Values(140, 3, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 98%, 100%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(1°, 100%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#73FCFF [Electric Blue]
Closest Pantone®7427 C
Closest RAL3003 [Ruby red]
Complementary Color#00898C [Dark Cyan]
#8C0300 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#303030
Weighted Average (Most Common)#2C2C2C
Weighted Average (Luma)#202020
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#606060

Hex #8C0300 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C0300. Complementary color is 00898C

Complementary Palette

The complement of #8C0300 is #00898C 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 #8C0300 color is offered by #00898C. 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.

8C0300 00898C
Analogous color palette with (8C0300, 8C4900 and 8C0043)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #8C0300 are #8C4900 and #8C0043, called Brown (Traditional) and Rose Garnet, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #8C0300 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.

8C0300 8C4900 8C0043
Split Complementary color palette with (8C0300, 008C49 and 00438C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #8C0300 are #008C49 (Spanish Green) and #00438C (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.

8C0300 008C49 00438C
Triadic color palette with (8C0300, 008C03 and 03008C)

Triadic Palette

#8C0300 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #008C03 (Islamic Green) and #03008C (Dark Blue) along with #8C0300, 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.

8C0300 008C03 03008C
Tetradic color palette with (8C0300, 008C03, 00898C and 8C0089)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #8C0300 has #008C03 (Islamic Green), #00898C (Dark Cyan) and #8C0089 (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.

8C0300 008C03 00898C 8C0089
Square color palette with (8C0300, 438C00, 00898C and 49008C)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #8C0300 contains #438C00 (Avocado), #00898C (Dark Cyan) and #49008C (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.

8C0300 438C00 00898C 49008C
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Hex #8C0300 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #8C0300 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.

8C0200 8C7A00 268C00 008C52 004E8C 2A008C 8C0076

Tints, Tones & Shades of 8C0300 Color


  • Transparent A33533A33533
  • Transparent AF4F4DAF4F4D
  • Transparent BA6866BA6866
  • Transparent C68180C68180
  • Transparent D19A99D19A99
  • Transparent DDB3B3DDB3B3
  • Transparent E8CDCCE8CDCC
  • Transparent F4E6E6F4E6E6


  • Transparent 8A1C1A8A1C1A
  • Transparent 882926882926
  • Transparent 873533873533
  • Transparent 864240864240
  • Transparent 854E4D854E4D
  • Transparent 845B5A845B5A
  • Transparent 826766826766
  • Transparent 817473817473


  • Transparent 700200700200
  • Transparent 620200620200
  • Transparent 540200540200
  • Transparent 460200460200
  • Transparent 380100380100
  • Transparent 2A01002A0100
  • Transparent 1C01001C0100
  • Transparent 0E00000E0000

#8C0300 Color Patterns

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    #8C0300 Houndstooth Pattern

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    #8C0300 Trellis Pattern

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    #8C0300 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.