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A comprehensive guide to hex color #c800a1

About hex color #c800a1 - near-Medium violet-red

Hex color #c800a1 is a variation of "Medium violet-red". It's labeled as "red". When people from western culture see red in brand logos, they might associate it with: an increased appetite, survival and tactical thinking, an increased heart rate, food and restaurants, and passion. This color isn't popular for travel. Samsung is using a color close to Medium violet-red in their branding. (Explore brands using Medium violet-red).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #c800a1 is created using 78.4% red, 0% green, and 63.1% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 100% magenta, 19.5% yellow, and 21.6% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#c800a1 is made up of R: 200, G: 0, B: 161 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:100, Y:19.5, K:21.57 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13107361 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0099. Its closest named color is "Medium violet-red". White should be used ontop of #c800a1 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #c800a1. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #c800a1
Websafe hex #cc0099
rgb 200, 0, 161
rgb percent (%) 78.13%, 0%, 62.89%
rgba R: 200, G: 0, B: 161, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:100, Y:19.5, K:21.57
hsv 311.7, 100, 39.22
hsb 311.7, 100, 78.43
luma 77.993
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 171, 0, 156
Closest named color Medium violet-red
Hunter-Lab 38.54, 75.92, -30.06
CIE-L*ab 45.43, 76.59, -31.07
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 45.43, 82.66, 337.92
CIE-L*uv 45.43, 82.78, -56.08°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #c800a1. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #c800a1 and the second color is called the "compliment" #00c824.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #c800a1 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #00c824.

Design Tip: 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.



The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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



The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.



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.

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


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #c800a1: "food and restaurants".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #c800a1 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #c800a1 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #c800a1 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #c800a1 with gray #808080.


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 #c800a1 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #c800a1 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 #c800a1 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #c800a1 appears as #d10096 when in northern sky daylight and as #b223c9 when in white fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #c800a1

#c800a1 might 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.

Medium violet-red
Heliotrope magenta
Deep magenta
Fashion fuchsia
Hollywood cerise
Mexican pink
Royal fuchsia

Furthest named colors to #c800a1

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #c800a1. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)
Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Neon cyan

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #c800a1, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Samsung uses the color #c800a1

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #c800a1
Java new Color(200, 0, 161)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 200, 0, 161);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.7843 green:0 blue:0.6314 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.7843f, 0f, 0.6314f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.7843, green:0, blue:0.6314, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $A100C8
Python Color('#c800a1')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #c800a1. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13107361 while the individual RGB conversions are: 200, 0, 161.


If you're considering using #c800a1 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #c800a1 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #c800a1 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #c800a1 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #c800a1 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #c800a1 background.

This text is hex color #c800a1 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #c800a1 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #c800a1 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #c800a1 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #c800a1.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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