Kabul Color


Kabul is pale, warm-toned shade of warm red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool cyan, cool magenta or cool green

Inverse Color #a1b7c1
Complementary Color #3e535e
Color Shade: warm red (18.75° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 30.59% (better contrasting with white)
Kabul Color Sample
Kabul Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5e483e

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Kabul Color. The Spiced Cinnamon color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Stagecoach (#7f5a44) for more energetic effect. Try Shiitake Mushroom as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#3e535e is the best complementary color to Kabul. Cool cyan shades generally complement the warm red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5e483e complementary color is Fiord, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool red, warm red, and warm yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Kabul are #5e3e43 and #5e583e. Thus found on the left and right of #5e483e on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Congo Brown and Hemlock colors as they work well with Kabul.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Kabul palette consists of #3e445e and #3e5e58 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#3e535e). Try Oxford Blue and Mineral Green colors in combination with #5e483e, 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 #5e483e offers a combination of warm blue and cool green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Kabul. Thus Mulled Wine and Mineral Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Kabul contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Fiord, Tom Thumb, and Voodoo split by 90° on the color wheel. #5e483e square combo is a palette of warm red, warm green, cool cyan and cool magenta 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. Kabul tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#3e535e) and two others. The Mineral Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Eggplant – 120° from the complementary Fiord. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #3e5e48 and #5e3e54.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5e483e is made of 41% red, 32% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Kabul has a hue angle of 18.75°, a saturation of 20.51% and a lightness of 30.59%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5e483e is made of 0% cyan, 8.62% magenta, 12.55% yellow and 63.14% black ink.

HEX #5e483e
RGB Decimal rgb(94,72,62)
RGB Percentage 41%, 32%, 27%
CMYK 0, 8.62, 12.55, 63.14
HSL hsl(18.75,20.51%,30.59%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(18.75,34.04%,36.86%)
CIE-LAB lab(32.6177,7.7497,9.5919)
XYZ xyz(7.803,7.3622,5.5672)