Opium Color


Opium is pale, 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 #71908f
Complementary Color #6f8e8c
Color Shade: cool red (358.06° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 49.61% (better contrasting with white)
Opium Color Sample
Opium Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8e6f70

If you're looking for a similar cool red shade, there are some better alternatives to Opium Color. The Audrey's Blush color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Tin Pink (#a3898a) for more energetic effect. Try Poetry Plum as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6f8e8c is the best complementary color to Opium. 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 #8e6f70 complementary color is Juniper, 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 Opium are #8e6f7f and #8e7d6f. Thus found on the left and right of #8e6f70 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mountbatten Pink and Almond Frost colors as they work well with Opium.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Opium palette consists of #6f7f8e and #6f8e7d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6f8e8c). Try Slate Gray and Viridian Green colors in combination with #8e6f70, 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 #8e6f70 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 Opium. Thus Storm Gray and Laurel giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Opium contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Juniper, Battleship Gray, and Rum split by 90° on the color wheel. #8e6f70 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. Opium tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#6f8e8c) and two others. The Laurel is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Trendy Pink – 120° from the complementary Juniper. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #708e6f and #8d6f8e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8e6f70 is made of 39% red, 30% green and 31% blue. In a HSL mode Opium has a hue angle of 358.06°, a saturation of 12.25% and a lightness of 49.61%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8e6f70 is made of 0% cyan, 12.16% magenta, 11.77% yellow and 44.31% black ink.

HEX #8e6f70
RGB Decimal rgb(142,111,112)
RGB Percentage 39%, 30%, 31%
CMYK 0, 12.16, 11.77, 44.31
HSL hsl(358.06,12.25%,49.61%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(358.06,21.83%,55.69%)
CIE-LAB lab(49.8454,12.4064,4.1323)
XYZ xyz(19.7644,18.2895,17.8178)