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Olive Color

HEX #808000 / RGB (128, 128, 0)

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What is Olive Color?

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Olive has the hex code #808000. The equivalent RGB values are (128, 128, 0), which means it is composed of 50% red, 50% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:100 K:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Olive has a hue of 60°, 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.

Olive is a web color which means it can be used with its name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values. Shades of this color like Olive Drab are used extensively in military uniforms.

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Olive Color Codes

Hex Code#808000
RGB Values(128, 128, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 100%, 50%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 100%, 50%)
Closest Web Safe#999900
Inverse Color#7F7FFF [Violets Are Blue]
Closest Pantone®392 C
Closest RAL1027 [Curry]
Complementary Color#000080 [Navy Blue]
Olive Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Weighted Average (Most Common)#727272
Weighted Average (Luma)#777777
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B0B0B0

Olive Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 808000. Complementary color is 000080

Complementary Palette

The complement of Olive is Navy Blue with the hex code #000080. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #808000 color is offered by #000080. 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.

808000 000080
Analogous color palette with (808000, 408000 and 804000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Olive (#808000) are Avocado (#408000) and Chocolate (Traditional) (#804000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Olive 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.

808000 408000 804000
Split Complementary color palette with (808000, 004080 and 400080)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Olive (#808000) are #004080 (Dark Cerulean) and #400080 (Indigo). 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.

808000 004080 400080
Triadic color palette with (808000, 008080 and 800080)

Triadic Palette

Olive triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #008080 (Teal) and #800080 (Patriarch) along with #808000 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

808000 008080 800080
Tetradic color palette with (808000, 008080, 000080 and 800000)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Olive has four colors - #008080 (Teal), #000080 (Navy Blue) and #800000 (Maroon (HTML/CSS)) in addition to the base color (#808000). 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.

808000 008080 000080 800000
Square color palette with (808000, 008040, 000080 and 800040)

Square Palette

Olive square color palette has #008040 (Philippine Green), #000080 (Navy Blue) and #800040 (Rose Garnet). 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.

808000 008040 000080 800040
Rainbow color

Olive Color Rainbow Palette

Our Olive 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.

808000 128000 00805B 003780 370080 80005B 801200

Tints, Tones & Shades of Olive Color


  • Transparent 999933999933
  • Transparent A6A64DA6A64D
  • Transparent B3B366B3B366
  • Transparent C0C080C0C080
  • Transparent CCCC99CCCC99
  • Transparent D9D9B3D9D9B3
  • Transparent E6E6CCE6E6CC
  • Transparent F2F2E6F2F2E6


  • Transparent 80801A80801A
  • Transparent 808026808026
  • Transparent 808033808033
  • Transparent 808040808040
  • Transparent 80804D80804D
  • Transparent 80805A80805A
  • Transparent 808066808066
  • Transparent 808073808073


  • Transparent 666600666600
  • Transparent 5A5A005A5A00
  • Transparent 4D4D004D4D00
  • Transparent 404000404000
  • Transparent 333300333300
  • Transparent 262600262600
  • Transparent 1A1A001A1A00
  • Transparent 0D0D000D0D00

Olive Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Olive Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Olive Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Olive Plaid Pattern

Olive Color Interior Ideas

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