Spanish Bistre has the hex code #80755A. The equivalent RGB values are (128, 117, 90), which means it is composed of
38% red, 35% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:9 Y:30 K:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Spanish Bistre has a hue of 43°, 30% 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.
Described in Gallego and Carlos Sanz Guía de coloraciones, a color book popular in the Spanish speaking world, Spanish bistre is a gray olive color. It can be applied on a web page with HTML and/or CSS through its hex, HSL and/or RGB code. The Spanish bistre CMYK color codes displayed on the page have been calculated from the hex color value and are only approximates.
The complement of Spanish Bistre is Dark Electric Blue with the hex code #5A6580. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #80755A color is offered by #5A6580. 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 Spanish Bistre (#80755A) are Camouflage Green (#78805A) and Deep Taupe (#80625A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Spanish Bistre 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 Spanish Bistre (#80755A) are #5A7880 (Wintergreen Dream) and #625A80 (Purple Navy). 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.
Spanish Bistre triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5A8075 (Wintergreen Dream) and #755A80 (Old Lavender) along with #80755A 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 Spanish Bistre has four colors - #5A8075 (Wintergreen Dream), #5A6580 (Dark Electric Blue) and #805A65 (Deep Taupe) in addition to the base color (#80755A). 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.
Spanish Bistre square color palette has #5A8062 (Axolotl), #5A6580 (Dark Electric Blue) and #805A78 (Old Lavender). 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.
Spanish Bistre Color Rainbow Palette
Our Spanish Bistre 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.