Well Read Color


Well Read is vibrant, 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 #4bcccd
Complementary Color #31b3b4
Color Shade: mid red (0.46° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 45.1% (better contrasting with white)
Well Read Color Sample
Well Read Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b43332

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Well Read Color. The Boxcar color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Red Lightning (#d24b38) for more energetic effect. Try Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#31b3b4 is the best complementary color to Well Read. 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 #b43332 complementary color is Pelorous, 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 Well Read are #b43172 and #b47431. Thus found on the left and right of #b43332 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Hibiscus and Copper colors as they work well with Well Read.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Well Read palette consists of #3172b4 and #31b473 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#31b3b4). Try Astral and Jungle Green colors in combination with #b43332, 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 #b43332 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 Well Read. Thus Governor Bay and Apple giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Well Read contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pelorous, Sushi, and Purple Heart split by 90° on the color wheel. #b43332 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. Well Read tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#31b3b4) and two others. The Apple is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Medium Red Violet – 120° from the complementary Pelorous. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #31b433 and #b431b3.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b43332 is made of 64% red, 18% green and 18% blue. In a HSL mode Well Read has a hue angle of 0.46°, a saturation of 56.52% and a lightness of 45.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b43332 is made of 0% cyan, 50.59% magenta, 50.98% yellow and 29.41% black ink.

HEX #b43332
RGB Decimal rgb(180,51,50)
RGB Percentage 64%, 18%, 18%
CMYK 0, 50.59, 50.98, 29.41
HSL hsl(0.46,56.52%,45.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(0.46,72.22%,70.59%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.6909,51.5842,31.3209)
XYZ xyz(20.5819,12.3012,4.3072)