Stiletto Color


Stiletto is soft, 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 #63ccc9
Complementary Color #329c98
Color Shade: cool red (358.29° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 40.59% (better contrasting with white)
Stiletto Color Sample
Stiletto Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9c3336

If you're looking for a similar cool red shade, there are some better alternatives to Stiletto Color. The Infrared Flush 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 Young Mahogany (#ca3435) for more energetic effect. Try Punky Pink as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#329c98 is the best complementary color to Stiletto. 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 #9c3336 complementary color is Keppel, 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 Stiletto are #9c326a and #9c6432. Thus found on the left and right of #9c3336 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Royal Heath and Paarl colors as they work well with Stiletto.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Stiletto palette consists of #326a9c and #329c64 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#329c98). Try Azure and Sea Green colors in combination with #9c3336, 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 #9c3336 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 Stiletto. Thus Sapphire and Apple giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Stiletto contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Keppel, Sushi, and Royal Purple split by 90° on the color wheel. #9c3336 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. Stiletto tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#329c98) and two others. The Apple is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Vivid Violet – 120° from the complementary Keppel. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #359c32 and #98329c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9c3336 is made of 60% red, 20% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Stiletto has a hue angle of 358.29°, a saturation of 50.72% and a lightness of 40.59%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9c3336 is made of 0% cyan, 41.18% magenta, 40% yellow and 38.82% black ink.

HEX #9c3336
RGB Decimal rgb(156,51,54)
RGB Percentage 60%, 20%, 21%
CMYK 0, 41.18, 40, 38.82
HSL hsl(358.29,50.72%,40.59%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(358.29,67.31%,61.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(37.302,43.7727,22.5344)
XYZ xyz(15.56,9.7019,4.5426)