Monarch Color


Monarch is deep, warm-toned shade of cool red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #74f8dc
Complementary Color #078b6e
Color Shade: cool red (347.27° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 28.63% (better contrasting with white)
Monarch Color Sample
Monarch Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b0723

If you're looking for a similar cool red shade, there are some better alternatives to Monarch Color. The Grated Beet color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Nippon (#bc002c) for more energetic effect. Try Valentine Lava as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#078b6e is the best complementary color to Monarch. Warm cyan shades generally complement the cool red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b0723 complementary color is Elf Green, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm magenta, cool red, and warm red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Monarch are #8b0764 and #8b2c07. Thus found on the left and right of #8b0723 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cardinal Pink and Totem Pole colors as they work well with Monarch.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Monarch palette consists of #07658b and #078b2c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#078b6e). Try Venice Blue and Salem colors in combination with #8b0723, 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 #8b0723 offers a combination of cool blue and warm green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Monarch. Thus Catalina Blue and Japanese Laurel giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Monarch contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Elf Green, Limeade, and Deep Blue split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b0723 square combo is a palette of cool red, cool yellow, warm cyan and warm blue 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. Monarch tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#078b6e) and two others. The Japanese Laurel is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Purple – 120° from the complementary Elf Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #238b07 and #6e078b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b0723 is made of 77% red, 4% green and 19% blue. In a HSL mode Monarch has a hue angle of 347.27°, a saturation of 90.41% and a lightness of 28.63%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b0723 is made of 0% cyan, 51.76% magenta, 40.78% yellow and 45.49% black ink.

HEX #8b0723
RGB Decimal rgb(139,7,35)
RGB Percentage 77%, 4%, 19%
CMYK 0, 51.76, 40.78, 45.49
HSL hsl(347.27,90.41%,28.63%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(347.27,94.96%,54.51%)
CIE-LAB lab(28.8046,50.7367,23.4346)
XYZ xyz(11.0268,5.7623,2.1212)