Rouge Color


Rouge is soft, warm-toned shade of red magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with green cyan, mid blue or yellow green

Inverse Color #5dc493
Complementary Color #3ba271
Color Shade: red magenta (331.46° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 43.33% (better contrasting with white)
Rouge Color Sample
Rouge Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a23b6c

If you're looking for a similar red magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Rouge Color. The Cockscomb Red color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Kir Royale Rose (#b45877) for more calm effect. Try Berry Boost as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#3ba271 is the best complementary color to Rouge. Green cyan shades generally complement the red magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a23b6c complementary color is Ocean Green, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid magenta, red magenta, and mid red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Rouge are #a23b9f and #a23d3b. Thus found on the left and right of #a23b6c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Plum and Stiletto colors as they work well with Rouge.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Rouge palette consists of #3b9fa2 and #3ba23d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#3ba271). Try Keppel and Apple colors in combination with #a23b6c, 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 #a23b6c offers a combination of blue cyan and yellow green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Rouge. Thus San Marino and Sushi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Rouge contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Ocean Green, Sycamore, and Gigas split by 90° on the color wheel. #a23b6c square combo is a palette of red magenta, mid yellow, green cyan and mid 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. Rouge tetradic combo consists of green cyan complementary color (#3ba271) and two others. The Sushi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Royal Purple – 120° from the complementary Ocean Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6ca23b and #703ba2.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a23b6c is made of 49% red, 18% green and 33% blue. In a HSL mode Rouge has a hue angle of 331.46°, a saturation of 46.61% and a lightness of 43.33%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a23b6c is made of 0% cyan, 40.39% magenta, 21.18% yellow and 36.47% black ink.

HEX #a23b6c
RGB Decimal rgb(162,59,108)
RGB Percentage 49%, 18%, 33%
CMYK 0, 40.39, 21.18, 36.47
HSL hsl(331.46,46.61%,43.33%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(331.46,63.58%,63.53%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.044,47.3489,-6.015)
XYZ xyz(19.171,11.892,15.4723)