Primrose Color

HEX #E28EA8 / RGB (226, 142, 168)

What is Primrose Color?

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Primrose has the hex code #E28EA8. The equivalent RGB values are (226, 142, 168), which means it is composed of 42% red, 26% green and 31% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:37 Y:26 K:11. In the HSV/HSB scale, Primrose has a hue of 341°, 37% saturation and a brightness value of 89%.
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.

Primrose color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, primrose can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Primrose Color Codes

Hex Code#E28EA8
RGB Values(226, 142, 168)
CMYK Values(0%, 37%, 26%, 11%)
HSV/HSB Values(341°, 37%, 89%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#1D7157 [Salem]
Closest Pantone®204 C
Closest RAL3015 [Light pink]
Complementary Color#8EE2C8 [Middle Blue Green]
Primrose Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Luma)#A2A2A2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CACACA

Primrose Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E28EA8. Complementary color is 8EE2C8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Primrose is Middle Blue Green with the hex code #8EE2C8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E28EA8 color is offered by #8EE2C8. 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.

E28EA8 8EE2C8
Analogous color palette with (E28EA8, E29E8E and E28ED2)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Primrose (#E28EA8) are Tumbleweed (#E29E8E) and Orchid (Crayola) (#E28ED2). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Primrose 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.

E28EA8 E29E8E E28ED2
Split Complementary color palette with (E28EA8, 8EE29E and 8ED2E2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Primrose (#E28EA8) are #8EE29E (Light Green) and #8ED2E2 (Cornflower). 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.

E28EA8 8EE29E 8ED2E2
Triadic color palette with (E28EA8, A8E28E and 8EA8E2)

Triadic Palette

Primrose triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A8E28E (Granny Smith Apple) and #8EA8E2 (Light Cobalt Blue) along with #E28EA8 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

E28EA8 A8E28E 8EA8E2
Tetradic color palette with (E28EA8, A8E28E, 8EE2C8 and C88EE2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Primrose has four colors - #A8E28E (Granny Smith Apple), #8EE2C8 (Middle Blue Green) and #C88EE2 (Bright Lavender) in addition to the base color (#E28EA8). 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.

E28EA8 A8E28E 8EE2C8 C88EE2
Square color palette with (E28EA8, D2E28E, 8EE2C8 and 9E8EE2)

Square Palette

Primrose square color palette has #D2E28E (Medium Spring Bud), #8EE2C8 (Middle Blue Green) and #9E8EE2 (Light Pastel Purple). 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.

E28EA8 D2E28E 8EE2C8 9E8EE2
Rainbow color

Primrose Color Rainbow Palette

Our Primrose 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.

E28EA9 E2BB8E C1E28E 8EE2A3 8ED9E2 8E91E2 D38EE2

Tints, Tones & Shades of Primrose Color


  • Transparent E8A5B9E8A5B9
  • Transparent EBB0C2EBB0C2
  • Transparent EEBBCBEEBBCB
  • Transparent F1C7D4F1C7D4
  • Transparent F3D2DCF3D2DC
  • Transparent F6DDE5F6DDE5
  • Transparent F9E8EEF9E8EE
  • Transparent FCF4F6FCF4F6


  • Transparent CE8BA0CE8BA0
  • Transparent C58A9CC58A9C
  • Transparent BB8898BB8898
  • Transparent B18794B18794
  • Transparent A78690A78690
  • Transparent 9D848C9D848C
  • Transparent 948388948388
  • Transparent 8A81848A8184


  • Transparent B57286B57286
  • Transparent 9E63769E6376
  • Transparent 885565885565
  • Transparent 714754714754
  • Transparent 5A39435A3943
  • Transparent 442B32442B32
  • Transparent 2D1C222D1C22
  • Transparent 170E11170E11

Primrose Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Primrose Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Primrose Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Primrose Plaid Pattern

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