Acorn Color


Acorn 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 #81a1ad
Complementary Color #52717d
Color Shade: warm red (16.36° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 40.78% (better contrasting with white)
Acorn Color Sample
Acorn Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7e5e52

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Acorn Color. The Earth Tone 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 Sizzling Hot (#a36956) for more energetic effect. Try Sun Baked Earth as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#52717d is the best complementary color to Acorn. 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 #7e5e52 complementary color is Blue Bayoux, 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 Roman Coffee are #7d525b and #7d7352. Thus found on the left and right of #7e5e52 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Ferra and Shadow colors as they work well with Acorn.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Acorn palette consists of #525c7d and #527d74 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#52717d). Try Blue Bayoux and Cutty Sark colors in combination with #7e5e52, 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 #7e5e52 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 Acorn. Thus Smoky and Spring Leaves giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Acorn contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Bayoux, Hippie Green, and Rum split by 90° on the color wheel. #7e5e52 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. Acorn tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#52717d) and two others. The Spring Leaves is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Falcon – 120° from the complementary Blue Bayoux. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #527d5e and #7d5271.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7e5e52 is made of 42% red, 31% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Acorn has a hue angle of 16.36°, a saturation of 21.15% and a lightness of 40.78%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7e5e52 is made of 0% cyan, 12.55% magenta, 17.25% yellow and 50.59% black ink.

HEX #7e5e52
RGB Decimal rgb(126,94,82)
RGB Percentage 42%, 31%, 27%
CMYK 0, 12.55, 17.25, 50.59
HSL hsl(16.36,21.15%,40.78%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(16.36,34.92%,49.41%)
CIE-LAB lab(42.8388,11.2568,11.9482)
XYZ xyz(14.1299,13.0502,9.7569)