Olive Drab has the hex code #6B8E23. The equivalent RGB values are (107, 142, 35), which means it is composed of
38% red, 50% green and 12% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:25 M:0 Y:75 K:44. In the HSV/HSB scale, Olive Drab has a hue of 80°, 75% saturation and a brightness value of 56%. 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.
Olive drab is a dull yellow-green color included in the web list. You can use it in HTML and CSS by its name, "OliveDrab", in addition to hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.
The complement of Olive Drab is KSU Purple with the hex code #46238E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6B8E23 color is offered by #46238E. 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 Olive Drab (#6B8E23) are Slimy Green (#368E23) and Bistre Brown (#8E7C23). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Olive Drab 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Olive Drab (#6B8E23) are #23368E (Dark Cornflower Blue) and #7C238E (Maximum Purple). 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.
Olive Drab triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #236B8E (Lapis Lazuli) and #8E236B (Amaranth Deep Purple) along with #6B8E23 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 Olive Drab has four colors - #236B8E (Lapis Lazuli), #46238E (KSU Purple) and #8E4623 (Russet) in addition to the base color (#6B8E23). 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.
Olive Drab square color palette has #238E7C (Illuminating Emerald), #46238E (KSU Purple) and #8E2336 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)). 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.
Olive Drab Color Rainbow Palette
Our Olive Drab 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.