HEX #800000 / RGB (128, 0, 0)

Maroon curtain

What is Maroon Color?

Maroon (Hex code: 800000) Thumbnail

Maroon has the hex code #800000. The equivalent RGB values are (128, 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:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Maroon has a hue of 0°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 50%.
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 name of this color comes from the French word for chestnuts, marron. It is included in the web colors list and can, thus, be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values. Web Maroon is different from X11 list Maroon which has the hex code #B03060.

Maroon Color Codes

Hex Code#800000
RGB Values(128, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 50%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 50%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#7FFFFF [Electric Blue]
Closest Pantone®1815 C
Closest RAL3003 [Ruby red]
Complementary Color#008080 [Teal]
Maroon Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#2B2B2B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#262626
Weighted Average (Luma)#1B1B1B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#595959

Maroon Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 800000. Complementary color is 008080

Complementary Palette

The complement of Maroon is Teal with the hex code #008080. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #800000 color is offered by #008080. 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 (800000, 804000 and 800040)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Maroon (#800000) are Chocolate (Traditional) (#804000) and Rose Garnet (#800040). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (800000, 008040 and 004080)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Maroon (#800000) are #008040 (Philippine Green) and #004080 (Dark Cerulean). 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 (800000, 008000 and 000080)

Triadic Palette

Maroon triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #008000 (Ao (English)) and #000080 (Navy Blue) along with #800000 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 (800000, 008000, 008080 and 800080)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Maroon has four colors - #008000 (Ao (English)), #008080 (Teal) and #800080 (Patriarch) in addition to the base color (#800000). 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.

Square color palette with (800000, 408000, 008080 and 400080)

Square Palette

Maroon square color palette has #408000 (Avocado), #008080 (Teal) and #400080 (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.

Rainbow color

Maroon Color Rainbow Palette

Our 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Maroon Color


  • Transparent 993333#993333
  • Transparent A64D4D#A64D4D
  • Transparent B36666#B36666
  • Transparent C08080#C08080
  • Transparent CC9999#CC9999
  • Transparent D9B3B3#D9B3B3
  • Transparent E6CCCC#E6CCCC
  • Transparent F2E6E6#F2E6E6


  • Transparent 801A1A#801A1A
  • Transparent 802626#802626
  • Transparent 803333#803333
  • Transparent 804040#804040
  • Transparent 804D4D#804D4D
  • Transparent 805A5A#805A5A
  • Transparent 806666#806666
  • Transparent 807373#807373


  • Transparent 660000#660000
  • Transparent 5A0000#5A0000
  • Transparent 4D0000#4D0000
  • Transparent 400000#400000
  • Transparent 330000#330000
  • Transparent 260000#260000
  • Transparent 1A0000#1A0000
  • Transparent 0D0000#0D0000

Maroon Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Maroon Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Maroon Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Maroon Plaid Pattern

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