Petrified Color


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

Inverse Color #74797f
Complementary Color #80848a
Color Shade: orange (32.73° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.35% (better contrasting with white)
Petrified Color Sample
Petrified Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b8680

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Petrified Color. The Backcountry color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Pine Bark (#827064) for more energetic effect. Try Dusty Chestnut as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#80848a is the best complementary color to Petrified. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b8680 complementary color is Oslo Gray, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and warm yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Natural Gray are #8a8080 and #8a8a80. Thus found on the left and right of #8b8680 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Hurricane and Bitter colors as they work well with Petrified.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Petrified palette consists of #80808a and #808a8a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#80848a). Try Jumbo and Gunsmoke colors in combination with #8b8680, 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 #8b8680 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Petrified. Thus Mobster and Gunsmoke giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Petrified contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Oslo Gray, Stack, and Monsoon split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b8680 square combo is a palette of orange, warm green, blue 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. Petrified tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#80848a) and two others. The Gunsmoke is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Suva Gray – 120° from the complementary Oslo Gray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #808a86 and #8a8084.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b8680 is made of 35% red, 33% green and 32% blue. In a HSL mode Petrified has a hue angle of 32.73°, a saturation of 4.53% and a lightness of 52.35%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b8680 is made of 0% cyan, 1.96% magenta, 4.31% yellow and 45.49% black ink.

HEX #8b8680
RGB Decimal rgb(139,134,128)
RGB Percentage 35%, 33%, 32%
CMYK 0, 1.96, 4.31, 45.49
HSL hsl(32.73,4.53%,52.35%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(32.73,7.91%,54.51%)
CIE-LAB lab(56.1855,0.7441,3.8842)
XYZ xyz(23.0688,24.0977,23.8575)