Shocking Color


Shocking is calm, warm-toned shade of warm magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool green, cool blue or cool yellow

Inverse Color #1d6d3f
Complementary Color #91e2b3
Color Shade: warm magenta (325.5° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 72.94% (better contrasting with white)
Shocking Color Sample
Shocking Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #e292c0

If you're looking for a similar warm magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Shocking Color. The Sky Magenta color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid magenta bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called China Pink (#df6ea1) for more energetic effect. Try Purple Hollyhock as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#91e2b3 is the best complementary color to Shocking. Cool green shades generally complement the warm magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #e292c0 complementary color is Algae Green, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool magenta, warm magenta, and cool red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Shocking are #db91e2 and #e29197. Thus found on the left and right of #e292c0 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Lavender and Petite Orchid colors as they work well with Shocking.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Shocking palette consists of #91e2dc and #97e291 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#91e2b3). Try Riptide and Granny Smith Apple colors in combination with #e292c0, 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 #e292c0 offers a combination of cool cyan and cool yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Shocking. Thus Cornflower and Yellow Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Shocking contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Algae Green, Zombie, and Dull Lavender split by 90° on the color wheel. #e292c0 square combo is a palette of warm magenta, warm yellow, cool green and cool 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. Shocking tetradic combo consists of cool green complementary color (#91e2b3) and two others. The Yellow Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Dull Lavender – 120° from the complementary Algae Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c0e291 and #b391e2.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #e292c0 is made of 40% red, 26% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Shocking has a hue angle of 325.5°, a saturation of 57.97% and a lightness of 72.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #e292c0 is made of 0% cyan, 31.38% magenta, 13.34% yellow and 11.37% black ink.

HEX #e292c0
RGB Decimal rgb(226,146,192)
RGB Percentage 40%, 26%, 34%
CMYK 0, 31.38, 13.34, 11.37
HSL hsl(325.5,57.97%,72.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(325.5,35.4%,88.63%)
CIE-LAB lab(69.847,36.6877,-11.2656)
XYZ xyz(51.1573,40.5323,54.9964)