Common Chestnut Color


Common Chestnut is soft, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #32a3a3
Complementary Color #5ccccd
Color Shade: mid red (0° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 58.24% (better contrasting with white)
Common Chestnut Color Sample
Common Chestnut Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cd5c5c

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Common Chestnut Color. The Golgfag Brown color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Smouldering Red (#ca3434) for more energetic effect. Try Persian Red as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#5ccccd is the best complementary color to Common Chestnut. 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 #cd5c5c complementary color is Downy, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of red magenta, mid red, and warm red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Chestnut Rose are #cd5c94 and #cd945c. Thus found on the left and right of #cd5c5c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Hopbush and Antique Brass colors as they work well with Common Chestnut.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Common Chestnut palette consists of #5c94cd and #5ccd94 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5ccccd). Try Danube and Emerald colors in combination with #cd5c5c, 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 #cd5c5c offers a combination of cool blue and warm green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Common Chestnut. Thus Indigo and Emerald giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Common Chestnut contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Downy, Mantis, and Amethyst split by 90° on the color wheel. #cd5c5c square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, mid cyan and warm blue 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. Common Chestnut tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#5ccccd) and two others. The Emerald is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fuchsia Pink – 120° from the complementary Downy. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5ccd5c and #cd5ccc.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cd5c5c is made of 53% red, 24% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Common Chestnut has a hue angle of 0°, a saturation of 53.05% and a lightness of 58.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cd5c5c is made of 0% cyan, 44.31% magenta, 44.31% yellow and 19.61% black ink.

HEX #cd5c5c
RGB Decimal rgb(205,92,92)
RGB Percentage 53%, 24%, 24%
CMYK 0, 44.31, 44.31, 19.61
HSL hsl(0,53.05%,58.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(0,55.12%,80.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(53.3911,44.836,22.11)
XYZ xyz(30.9358,21.4061,12.6265)