Petite Orchid Color


Petite Orchid is pale, 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 #24696f
Complementary Color #8fd4db
Color Shade: mid red (4.8° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 71.18% (better contrasting with white)
Petite Orchid Color Sample
Petite Orchid Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #db9690

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Petite Orchid Color. The Silithus Brown 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 Rachel Pink (#e8b9ae) for more energetic effect. Try Bistro Pink as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#8fd4db is the best complementary color to Petite Orchid. 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 #db9690 complementary color is Morning Glory, 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 Petite Orchid are #db8faf and #dbbb8f. Thus found on the left and right of #db9690 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Can Can and Brandy colors as they work well with Petite Orchid.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Petite Orchid palette consists of #8fafdb and #8fdbbb colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8fd4db). Try Polo Blue and Algae Green colors in combination with #db9690, 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 #db9690 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 Petite Orchid. Thus Chetwode Blue and Granny Smith Apple giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Petite Orchid contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Morning Glory, Feijoa, and Lavender split by 90° on the color wheel. #db9690 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. Petite Orchid tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#8fd4db) and two others. The Granny Smith Apple is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Light Orchid – 120° from the complementary Morning Glory. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #8fdb95 and #db8fd4.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #db9690 is made of 43% red, 29% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Petite Orchid has a hue angle of 4.8°, a saturation of 51.02% and a lightness of 71.18%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #db9690 is made of 0% cyan, 27.06% magenta, 29.41% yellow and 14.12% black ink.

HEX #db9690
RGB Decimal rgb(219,150,144)
RGB Percentage 43%, 29%, 28%
CMYK 0, 27.06, 29.41, 14.12
HSL hsl(4.8,51.02%,71.18%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(4.8,34.25%,85.88%)
CIE-LAB lab(68.6689,25.1893,13.689)
XYZ xyz(45.1538,38.8864,31.5115)