Cold Turkey Color


Cold Turkey is pale, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #314545
Complementary Color #b9cece
Color Shade: mid red (0° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 76.86% (better contrasting with white)
Cold Turkey Color Sample
Cold Turkey Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cebaba

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Cold Turkey Color. The Razzberry Fizz 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 Pale Mauve (#c6a4a4) for more energetic effect. Try Dry Season as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#b9cece is the best complementary color to Cold Turkey. Warm cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #cebaba complementary color is Tiara, 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 Cold Turkey are #ceb9c3 and #cec3b9. Thus found on the left and right of #cebaba on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Lily and Sisal colors as they work well with Cold Turkey.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cold Turkey palette consists of #b9c3ce and #b9cec3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b9cece). Try Heather and Powder Ash colors in combination with #cebaba, 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 #cebaba 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 Cold Turkey. Thus Gray Suit and Pale Leaf giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cold Turkey contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tiara, Clay Ash, and Chatelle split by 90° on the color wheel. #cebaba square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, warm 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. Cold Turkey tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#b9cece) and two others. The Pale Leaf is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Maverick – 120° from the complementary Tiara. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b9ceb9 and #ceb9ce.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cebaba is made of 36% red, 32% green and 32% blue. In a HSL mode Cold Turkey has a hue angle of 0°, a saturation of 16.95% and a lightness of 76.86%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cebaba is made of 0% cyan, 7.84% magenta, 7.84% yellow and 19.22% black ink.

HEX #cebaba
RGB Decimal rgb(206,186,186)
RGB Percentage 36%, 32%, 32%
CMYK 0, 7.84, 7.84, 19.22
HSL hsl(0,16.95%,76.86%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(0,9.71%,80.78%)
CIE-LAB lab(77.152,7.0949,2.5753)
XYZ xyz(51.8754,51.7848,53.7157)