Cement Color


Cement 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 #72899d
Complementary Color #61788d
Color Shade: warm red (27.91° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 46.86% (better contrasting with white)
Cement Color Sample
Cement Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8d7662

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Cement Color. The Kommando Khaki color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Monk's Cloth (#6e6355) for more calm effect. Try Mission Brown as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#61788d is the best complementary color to Cement. 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 #8d7662 complementary color is Lynch, 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 Cement are #8d6163 and #8d8b61. Thus found on the left and right of #8d7662 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Copper Rose and Clay Creek colors as they work well with Cement.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cement palette consists of #61638d and #618d8b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#61788d). Try Kimberly and Patina colors in combination with #8d7662, 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 #8d7662 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 Cement. Thus Rum and Viridian Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cement contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Lynch, Glade Green, and Trendy Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #8d7662 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. Cement tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#61788d) and two others. The Viridian Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Strikemaster – 120° from the complementary Lynch. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #618d75 and #8d6178.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8d7662 is made of 39% red, 33% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Cement has a hue angle of 27.91°, a saturation of 17.99% and a lightness of 46.86%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8d7662 is made of 0% cyan, 9.02% magenta, 16.86% yellow and 44.71% black ink.

HEX #8d7662
RGB Decimal rgb(141,118,98)
RGB Percentage 39%, 33%, 27%
CMYK 0, 9.02, 16.86, 44.71
HSL hsl(27.91,17.99%,46.86%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(27.91,30.5%,55.29%)
CIE-LAB lab(51.2688,5.7865,14.3601)
XYZ xyz(19.6675,19.5014,14.2828)