Contessa Color


Contessa 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 #398d94
Complementary Color #6abfc6
Color Shade: mid red (4.62° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 59.8% (better contrasting with white)
Contessa Color Sample
Contessa Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c6726b

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Contessa Color. The Deep Fire color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Orange Essential (#d1907c) for more energetic effect. Try Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#6abfc6 is the best complementary color to Contessa. 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 #c6726b complementary color is Fountain Blue, 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 Contessa are #c66a91 and #c69f6a. Thus found on the left and right of #c6726b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Hopbush and Twine colors as they work well with Contessa.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Contessa palette consists of #6a91c6 and #6ac69f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6abfc6). Try Danube and De York colors in combination with #c6726b, 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 #c6726b 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 Contessa. Thus Blue Marguerite and Mantis giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Contessa contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Fountain Blue, Mantis, and Amethyst split by 90° on the color wheel. #c6726b 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. Contessa tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#6abfc6) and two others. The Mantis is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fuchsia Pink – 120° from the complementary Fountain Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6ac671 and #c66abe.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c6726b is made of 47% red, 27% green and 26% blue. In a HSL mode Contessa has a hue angle of 4.62°, a saturation of 44.39% and a lightness of 59.8%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c6726b is made of 0% cyan, 32.94% magenta, 35.69% yellow and 22.35% black ink.

HEX #c6726b
RGB Decimal rgb(198,114,107)
RGB Percentage 47%, 27%, 26%
CMYK 0, 32.94, 35.69, 22.35
HSL hsl(4.62,44.39%,59.8%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(4.62,45.96%,77.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(57.1746,32.2822,18.3199)
XYZ xyz(31.9599,25.1019,17.0706)