Thunderbird Color


Thunderbird is vivid, 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 #3fd4e7
Complementary Color #18adc0
Color Shade: mid red (6.79° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 42.35% (better contrasting with white)
Thunderbird Color Sample
Thunderbird Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c02b18

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Thunderbird Color. The Astorath Red color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Tamarillo (#991613) for more energetic effect. Try Don't Be Shy as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#18adc0 is the best complementary color to Thunderbird. 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 #c02b18 complementary color is Java, 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 Thunderbird are #c01858 and #c07f18. Thus found on the left and right of #c02b18 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Maroon Flush and Pizza colors as they work well with Thunderbird.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Thunderbird palette consists of #1859c0 and #18c07e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#18adc0). Try Denim and Mountain Meadow colors in combination with #c02b18, 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 #c02b18 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 Thunderbird. Thus Persian Blue and Malachite giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Thunderbird contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Java, Lima, and Purple Heart split by 90° on the color wheel. #c02b18 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. Thunderbird tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#18adc0) and two others. The Malachite is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Red Violet – 120° from the complementary Java. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #18c02b and #c018ad.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c02b18 is made of 74% red, 17% green and 9% blue. In a HSL mode Thunderbird has a hue angle of 6.79°, a saturation of 77.78% and a lightness of 42.35%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c02b18 is made of 0% cyan, 58.43% magenta, 65.88% yellow and 24.71% black ink.

HEX #c02b18
RGB Decimal rgb(192,43,24)
RGB Percentage 74%, 17%, 9%
CMYK 0, 58.43, 65.88, 24.71
HSL hsl(6.79,77.78%,42.35%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(6.79,87.5%,75.29%)
CIE-LAB lab(42.7635,57.231,47.0628)
XYZ xyz(22.767,13.0002,2.1735)