Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000) color information

Hex color #a50000 may be mistaken for "Dark candy apple red" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark red". When people spot this color, Dark candy apple red (#a50000), in advertising materials, they might associate it with an increased appetite, survival and tactical thinking, an increased heart rate, transportation and cars, and loud. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for finance and wealth.

Breakdown of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

#a50000 is made up of (165, 0, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 100.00, 100.00, 35.29) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10813440 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #990000. White should be used ontop of #a50000 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a50000. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a50000 luma #49.34
Websafe hex #990000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(165, 0, 0) Adobe RGB (142.00, 0.00, 18.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(65%, 0%, 0%) Closest named color Dark candy apple red
rgba rgba(165.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 53.83, 16.78)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 100.00, 100.00, 35.29) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 60.63, 44.29)
hsv hsv(0.00, 100.00, 32.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 75.08, 36.15)
hsb hsb(0.00, 100.00, 65.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, 116.01, 21.93)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #a50000 while the second is the "compliment" #00a5a5.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #a50000 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #00a5a5.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter variations of #a50000

When you combine pure white with this color, #a50000, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #a50000

Darker shades of #a50000 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #a50000 with gray

Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #a50000 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a50000 → #00a5a5
#a50000 → #c04c4c
#a50000 → #ffffff
#a50000 → #a55200
#a50000 → #630000
#a50000 → #a50052

How #a50000 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #a50000 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #a50000 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#a50000might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#a50000 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a50000. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a50000 in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #a50000
Java new Color(165, 0, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 165, 0, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:165 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(165f, 0f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:165, green:0, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0000a5
Python Color('#a50000')

Base Conversions of hex color #a50000

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a50000. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10813440 while the individual RGB conversions are: 165, 0, 0.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100101 00000000 00000000
Hex a5 00 00
Octal 245 0 0
Decimal 165 0 0

#a50000 Icons

If you're considering using #a50000 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a50000) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a50000 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #a50000 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a50000 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a50000 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a50000 background.
This text is hex color #a50000 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a50000 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a50000 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a50000 and white (#ffffff) background.