Adobe Color


Adobe is soft, warm-toned shade of warm red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool cyan, cool magenta or cool green

Inverse Color #4293b7
Complementary Color #4799bd
Color Shade: warm red (18.46° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 51.18% (better contrasting with white)
Adobe Color Sample
Adobe Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #bd6c48

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Adobe Color. The Ambit color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Glowing Coals (#bc4d39) for more energetic effect. Try Terrazzo Tan as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#4799bd is the best complementary color to Adobe. Cool cyan shades generally complement the warm red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #bd6c48 complementary color is Boston Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool red, warm red, and warm yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Brown Rust are #bd475e and #bda647. Thus found on the left and right of #bd6c48 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Blush and Roti colors as they work well with Adobe.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Adobe palette consists of #475ebd and #47bda6 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#4799bd). Try Indigo and Puerto Rico colors in combination with #bd6c48, 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 #bd6c48 offers a combination of warm blue and cool green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Adobe. Thus Studio and Emerald giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Adobe contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Boston Blue, Apple, and Amethyst split by 90° on the color wheel. #bd6c48 square combo is a palette of warm red, warm green, cool cyan and cool magenta 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. Adobe tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#4799bd) and two others. The Emerald is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mulberry – 120° from the complementary Boston Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #47bd6b and #bd4798.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #bd6c48 is made of 51% red, 29% green and 20% blue. In a HSL mode Adobe has a hue angle of 18.46°, a saturation of 46.99% and a lightness of 51.18%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #bd6c48 is made of 0% cyan, 31.77% magenta, 45.88% yellow and 25.88% black ink.

HEX #bd6c48
RGB Decimal rgb(189,108,72)
RGB Percentage 51%, 29%, 20%
CMYK 0, 31.77, 45.88, 25.88
HSL hsl(18.46,46.99%,51.18%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(18.46,61.9%,74.12%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.0395,28.8801,33.8656)
XYZ xyz(27.5185,22.0118,8.9292)