Tabasco Color


Tabasco is deep, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, violet or mid green

Inverse Color #5fd8ed
Complementary Color #118ba0
Color Shade: mid red (8.87° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 34.9% (better contrasting with white)
Tabasco Color Sample
Tabasco Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a02712

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Tabasco Color. The Obscure Ogre color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Martian Ironcrust (#b7410e) for more energetic effect. Try Harley Davidson Orange as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#118ba0 is the best complementary color to Tabasco. Mid cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a02712 complementary color is Blue Chill, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of red magenta, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Tabasco are #a01143 and #a06e11. Thus found on the left and right of #a02712 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Jazzberry Jam and Buttered Rum colors as they work well with Tabasco.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Tabasco palette consists of #1143a0 and #11a06e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#118ba0). Try Tory Blue and Mountain Meadow colors in combination with #a02712, 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 #a02712 offers a combination of mid blue and mid green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Tabasco. Thus Blue Gem and La Palma giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Tabasco contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Chill, Christi, and Seance split by 90° on the color wheel. #a02712 square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, mid cyan and violet 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. Tabasco tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#118ba0) and two others. The La Palma is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Violet Eggplant – 120° from the complementary Blue Chill. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #11a027 and #a0118a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a02712 is made of 74% red, 18% green and 8% blue. In a HSL mode Tabasco has a hue angle of 8.87°, a saturation of 79.78% and a lightness of 34.9%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a02712 is made of 0% cyan, 47.46% magenta, 55.69% yellow and 37.25% black ink.

HEX #a02712
RGB Decimal rgb(160,39,18)
RGB Percentage 74%, 18%, 8%
CMYK 0, 47.46, 55.69, 37.25
HSL hsl(8.87,79.78%,34.9%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(8.87,88.75%,62.75%)
CIE-LAB lab(35.9232,48.373,41.6288)
XYZ xyz(15.3319,8.9683,1.4952)