Shocking Pink

HEX #FC0FC0 / RGB (252, 15, 192)

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What is Shocking Pink Color?

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Shocking Pink has the hex code #FC0FC0. The equivalent RGB values are (252, 15, 192), which means it is composed of 55% red, 3% green and 42% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:94 Y:24 K:1. In the HSV/HSB scale, Shocking Pink has a hue of 315°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 99%.
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 extremely bright pink color was introduced in the packaging of the fragrance called Shocking by fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. The inspiration for the color came from a pink diamond from Cartier owned by Daisy Fellowes, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune.
Other names: HotPink and Kinky Pink

Shocking Pink Color Codes

Hex Code#FC0FC0
RGB Values(252, 15, 192)
CMYK Values(0%, 94%, 24%, 1%)
HSV/HSB Values(315°, 94%, 99%)
Closest Web Safe#FF00CC
Inverse Color#03F03F [Malachite]
Closest Pantone®807 C
Closest RAL4010 [Telemagenta]
Complementary Color#0FFC4B [Malachite]
Shocking Pink Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#999999
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6A6A6A
Weighted Average (Luma)#4E4E4E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#919191

Shocking Pink Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FC0FC0. Complementary color is 0FFC4B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Shocking Pink is Malachite with the hex code #0FFC4B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FC0FC0 color is offered by #0FFC4B. 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 (FC0FC0, FC0F4A and C20FFC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Shocking Pink (#FC0FC0) are Folly (#FC0F4A) and Electric Purple (#C20FFC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Shocking Pink 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 (FC0FC0, 4AFC0F and 0FFCC2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Shocking Pink (#FC0FC0) are #4AFC0F (Chlorophyll Green) and #0FFCC2 (Sea Green (Crayola)). 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 (FC0FC0, C0FC0F and 0FC0FC)

Triadic Palette

Shocking Pink triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C0FC0F (Bitter Lime) and #0FC0FC (Spiro Disco Ball) along with #FC0FC0 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 (FC0FC0, C0FC0F, 0FFC4B and 4B0FFC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Shocking Pink has four colors - #C0FC0F (Bitter Lime), #0FFC4B (Malachite) and #4B0FFC (Han Purple) in addition to the base color (#FC0FC0). 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 (FC0FC0, FCC20F, 0FFC4B and 0F4AFC)

Square Palette

Shocking Pink square color palette has #FCC20F (Mikado Yellow), #0FFC4B (Malachite) and #0F4AFC (Blue (RYB)). 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

Shocking Pink Color Rainbow Palette

Our Shocking Pink 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 Shocking Pink Color


  • Transparent FD3FCD#FD3FCD
  • Transparent FD57D3#FD57D3
  • Transparent FD6FD9#FD6FD9
  • Transparent FE87E0#FE87E0
  • Transparent FE9FE6#FE9FE6
  • Transparent FEB7EC#FEB7EC
  • Transparent FECFF2#FECFF2
  • Transparent FFE7F9#FFE7F9


  • Transparent E326B3#E326B3
  • Transparent D731AD#D731AD
  • Transparent CA3CA6#CA3CA6
  • Transparent BE48A0#BE48A0
  • Transparent B2539A#B2539A
  • Transparent A55E93#A55E93
  • Transparent 99698D#99698D
  • Transparent 8C7586#8C7586


  • Transparent CA0C9A#CA0C9A
  • Transparent B00B86#B00B86
  • Transparent 970973#970973
  • Transparent 7E0860#7E0860
  • Transparent 65064D#65064D
  • Transparent 4C053A#4C053A
  • Transparent 320326#320326
  • Transparent 190213#190213

Shocking Pink Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shocking Pink Plaid Pattern

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