Cardinal Pink Color

#8c055e

Cardinal Pink is deep, warm-toned shade of warm magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool green, cool blue or cool yellow

Inverse Color #73faa1
Complementary Color #058c33
Color Shade: warm magenta (320.44° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 28.43% (better contrasting with white)
Cardinal Pink Color Sample
Cardinal Pink Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8c055e

If you're looking for a similar warm magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Cardinal Pink Color. The King's Plum Pie color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Shy Guy Red (#aa0055) for more energetic effect. Try Merlot as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#058c33 is the best complementary color to Cardinal Pink. Cool green shades generally complement the warm magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8c055e complementary color is Salem, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool magenta, warm magenta, and cool red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Cardinal Pink are #76058c and #8c051a. Thus found on the left and right of #8c055e on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Purple and Monarch colors as they work well with Cardinal Pink.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cardinal Pink palette consists of #058c76 and #1a8c05 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#058c33). Try Observatory and Japanese Laurel colors in combination with #8c055e, 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 #8c055e offers a combination of cool cyan and cool yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Cardinal Pink. Thus Venice Blue and Limeade giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cardinal Pink contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Salem, Corn Harvest, and Resolution Blue split by 90° on the color wheel. #8c055e square combo is a palette of warm magenta, warm yellow, cool green and cool 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. Cardinal Pink tetradic combo consists of cool green complementary color (#058c33) and two others. The Limeade is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Kingfisher Daisy – 120° from the complementary Salem. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5d8c05 and #33058c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8c055e is made of 59% red, 2% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Cardinal Pink has a hue angle of 320.44°, a saturation of 93.1% and a lightness of 28.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8c055e is made of 0% cyan, 52.94% magenta, 18.04% yellow and 45.1% black ink.

HEX #8c055e
RGB Decimal rgb(140,5,94)
RGB Percentage 59%, 2%, 39%
CMYK 0, 52.94, 18.04, 45.1
HSL hsl(320.44,93.1%,28.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(320.44,96.43%,54.9%)
CIE-LAB lab(30.6216,55.9305,-13.225)
XYZ xyz(12.8899,6.4921,11.1634)
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