Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8) color information

Hex color #e4a0a8 looks similar to "Pastel pink" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light brown". When people from western culture see this color, Pastel pink (#e4a0a8), used in brand logos, they might associate it with durability, more masculine than feminine, something stand-out, transportation and cars, and conservation. This color isn't popular for travel.

Breakdown of Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

#e4a0a8 is made up of (228, 160, 168) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 29.82, 26.32, 10.59) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14983336 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9999. White should be used ontop of #e4a0a8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #e4a0a8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #e4a0a8 luma #181.08
Websafe hex #cc9999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(228, 160, 168) Adobe RGB (208.00, 162.00, 166.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(89%, 63%, 66%) Closest named color Pastel pink
rgba rgba(228.0, 160.0, 168.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.08, 22.24, 5.50)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 29.82, 26.32, 10.59) CIE-L*ab (72.89, 23.15, 6.53)
hsv hsv(353.08, 54.17, 76.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.89, 24.05, 15.75)
hsb hsb(353.08, 29.21, 89.00) CIE-L*uv (72.89, 38.62, 5.07)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

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" #e4a0a8 while the second is the "compliment" #a0e2db.

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-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #e4a0a8 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a0e2db.

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-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

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-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

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.

Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #e4a0a8, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #e4a0a8, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #e4a0a8, tones are produced.

#e4a0a8 in 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 #e4a0a8 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#e4a0a8 → #a0e2db
#e4a0a8 → #ecbcc2
#e4a0a8 → #ffffff
#e4a0a8 → #e2baa0
#e4a0a8 → #886064
#e4a0a8 → #e2a0c9

#e4a0a8 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #e4a0a8 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 #e4a0a8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

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

#e4a0a8might 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Pastel pink (#e4a0a8)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#e4a0a8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#e4a0a8 in programming

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 #e4a0a8
Java new Color(228, 160, 168);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 228, 160, 168);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:228 green:160 blue:168 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(228f, 160f, 168f);
Swift UIColor(red:228, green:160, blue:168, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $a8a0e4
Python Color('#e4a0a8')

Base Conversions of hex color #e4a0a8

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #e4a0a8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14983336 while the individual RGB conversions are: 228, 160, 168.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11100100 10100000 10101000
Hex e4 a0 a8
Octal 344 240 250
Decimal 228 160 168

Icons incorporating the color #e4a0a8

If you're considering using #e4a0a8 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #e4a0a8 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #e4a0a8 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 #e4a0a8 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #e4a0a8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #e4a0a8 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #e4a0a8 background.
This text is hex color #e4a0a8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #e4a0a8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #e4a0a8 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #e4a0a8 and white (#ffffff) background.