Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005) color information

#a80005 is the hex color code that looks similar to "Dark candy apple red" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "dark red". When people from western culture see this color, Dark candy apple red (#a80005), used in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: feelings of love and affection, safety and comfort, a sense of urgency, food and restaurants, and anger. Colors labeled as "dark red" are rarely tied to travel.

#a80005 Breakdown

#a80005 is made up of (168, 0, 5) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 100.00, 97.02, 34.12) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11010053 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #990000. White should be used ontop of #a80005 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a80005. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a80005 luma #50.80
Websafe hex #990000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(168, 0, 5) Adobe RGB (142.00, 0.00, 18.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(66%, 0%, 2%) Closest named color Dark candy apple red
rgba rgba(168.0, 0.0, 5.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 53.83, 16.78)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 100.00, 97.02, 34.12) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 60.63, 44.29)
hsv hsv(358.18, 100.00, 33.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 75.08, 36.15)
hsb hsb(358.18, 100.00, 66.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, 116.01, 21.93)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)

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" #a80005 while the second is the "compliment" #00a8a2.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #a80005 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #00a8a2.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #a80005

Lighter shades of #a80005 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #a80005 with black

Faux-Dark candy apple red (#a80005)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #a80005, tones are produced.

Gradients including #a80005

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 #a80005 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a80005 → #00a8a2
#a80005 → #c24c50
#a80005 → #ffffff
#a80005 → #a84e00
#a80005 → #640003
#a80005 → #a80059

#a80005 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #a80005 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 #a80005 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#a80005 popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#a80005might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #a80005

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a80005. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #a80005

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 #a80005
Java new Color(168, 0, 5);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 168, 0, 5);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:168 green:0 blue:5 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(168f, 0f, 5f);
Swift UIColor(red:168, green:0, blue:5, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0500a8
Python Color('#a80005')

Base Conversions of hex color #a80005

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a80005. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11010053 while the individual RGB conversions are: 168, 0, 5.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101000 00000000 00000101
Hex a8 00 05
Octal 250 0 5
Decimal 168 0 5

#a80005 Icons

If you're considering using #a80005 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 (#a80005) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a80005 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 #a80005 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a80005 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a80005 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a80005 background.
This text is hex color #a80005 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a80005 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a80005 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a80005 and white (#ffffff) background.