Sizzling Hot Color


Sizzling Hot is calm, 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 #5c96a9
Complementary Color #5690a3
Color Shade: mid red (14.81° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 48.82% (better contrasting with white)
Sizzling Hot Color Sample
Sizzling Hot Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a36956

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Sizzling Hot Color. The Acorn color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Toile Red (#8b534e) for more calm effect. Try Wild West as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#5690a3 is the best complementary color to Sizzling Hot. 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 #a36956 complementary color is Horizon, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool red, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Leather are #a35669 and #a38f56. Thus found on the left and right of #a36956 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Coral Tree and Barley Corn colors as they work well with Sizzling Hot.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sizzling Hot palette consists of #5669a3 and #56a38f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5690a3). Try Waikawa Gray and Breaker Bay colors in combination with #a36956, 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 #a36956 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 Sizzling Hot. Thus Scampi and Fruit Salad giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sizzling Hot contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Horizon, Asparagus, and Deluge split by 90° on the color wheel. #a36956 square combo is a palette of mid red, warm 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. Sizzling Hot tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#5690a3) and two others. The Fruit Salad is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tapestry – 120° from the complementary Horizon. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #56a369 and #a35690.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a36956 is made of 46% red, 30% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Sizzling Hot has a hue angle of 14.81°, a saturation of 30.92% and a lightness of 48.82%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a36956 is made of 0% cyan, 22.74% magenta, 30.19% yellow and 36.08% black ink.

HEX #a36956
RGB Decimal rgb(163,105,86)
RGB Percentage 46%, 30%, 24%
CMYK 0, 22.74, 30.19, 36.08
HSL hsl(14.81,30.92%,48.82%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(14.81,47.24%,63.92%)
CIE-LAB lab(50.1703,21.0116,20.2771)
XYZ xyz(21.8355,18.5616,11.236)