Acajou Color


Acajou is pale, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, violet or mid green

Inverse Color #b3d0d8
Complementary Color #27444c
Color Shade: mid red (12.97° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 22.55% (better contrasting with white)
Acajou Color Sample
Acajou Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #4c2f27

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Acajou Color. The Henna Red color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Brisket (#6e4534) for more energetic effect. Try Aloeswood as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#27444c is the best complementary color to Acajou. Mid cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #4c2f27 complementary color is Plantation, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of red magenta, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Saddle are #4c2731 and #4c4127. Thus found on the left and right of #4c2f27 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Livid Brown and Lisbon Brown colors as they work well with Acajou.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Acajou palette consists of #27314c and #274c41 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#27444c). Try Pickled Bluewood and Plantation colors in combination with #4c2f27, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #4c2f27 offers a combination of mid blue and mid green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Acajou. Thus Martinique and Everglade giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Acajou contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Plantation, Mallard, and Bossanova split by 90° on the color wheel. #4c2f27 square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, mid cyan and violet shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Acajou tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#27444c) and two others. The Everglade is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Livid Brown – 120° from the complementary Plantation. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #274c2f and #4c2743.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #4c2f27 is made of 47% red, 29% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Acajou has a hue angle of 12.97°, a saturation of 32.17% and a lightness of 22.55%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #4c2f27 is made of 0% cyan, 11.37% magenta, 14.51% yellow and 70.2% black ink.

HEX #4c2f27
RGB Decimal rgb(76,47,39)
RGB Percentage 47%, 29%, 24%
CMYK 0, 11.37, 14.51, 70.2
HSL hsl(12.97,32.17%,22.55%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(12.97,48.68%,29.8%)
CIE-LAB lab(22.7095,12.179,10.6115)
XYZ xyz(4.3632,3.716,2.4068)