Russett Color


Russett 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 #8aa5a8
Complementary Color #577175
Color Shade: mid red (6° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 40% (better contrasting with white)
Russett Color Sample
Russett Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #755a57

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Russett Color. The Café 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 soft alternative called Sophomore (#7d7170) for more calm effect. Try Unfired Clay as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#577175 is the best complementary color to Russett. 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 #755a57 complementary color is Cutty Sark, 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 Russett are #755762 and #756957. Thus found on the left and right of #755a57 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Falcon and Coffee colors as they work well with Russett.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Russett palette consists of #576375 and #577569 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#577175). Try Shuttle Gray and Como colors in combination with #755a57, 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 #755a57 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 Russett. Thus Comet and Cactus giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Russett contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Cutty Sark, Willow Grove, and Salt Box split by 90° on the color wheel. #755a57 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. Russett tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#577175) and two others. The Cactus is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Old Lavender – 120° from the complementary Cutty Sark. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #57755a and #755771.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #755a57 is made of 40% red, 31% green and 30% blue. In a HSL mode Russett has a hue angle of 6°, a saturation of 14.71% and a lightness of 40%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #755a57 is made of 0% cyan, 10.59% magenta, 11.76% yellow and 54.12% black ink.

HEX #755a57
RGB Decimal rgb(117,90,87)
RGB Percentage 40%, 31%, 30%
CMYK 0, 10.59, 11.76, 54.12
HSL hsl(6,14.71%,40%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(6,25.64%,45.88%)
CIE-LAB lab(40.8681,10.5815,5.9826)
XYZ xyz(12.7126,11.7824,10.621)