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Caput mortuum Color

Color Name: Caput mortuum
Hex Color Code: #592720
RGB Color Code: RGB(89, 39, 32)
CMYK Values *: 0.0%, 56.2%, 64.0%, 65.1%

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Caput Mortuum, also known as cardinal purple, is the name given to a purple variety of haematite iron oxide pigments used in oil paints and paper dyes.

What color is Caput mortuum?

The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Caput mortuum is #592720, and the RGB color code is RGB(89, 39, 32).

In the RGB color model, Caput mortuum has a red value of 89, a green value of 39, and a blue value of 32. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 56.2% magenta, 64.0% yellow, and 65.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 7.4° (degrees), 47.1 % saturation, and 23.7 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Caput mortuum has a hue of 7.4° (degrees), 64.0 % saturation and 34.9 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Caput mortuum color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY

RGBA - RGB(89, 39, 32)

Red 89 (34.9%)
Green 39 (15.3%)
Blue 32 (12.5%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Hue 7.37°
Saturation 47.11 %.
Lightness 23.73 %.
LRV ~ 3.7 %
Munsell Color System 2.1YR 2.1/5
XYZ X : 5.11
Y : 3.68
Z : 1.81
YXY Y1 : 3.68
X : 0.48
Y2 : 0.35
CMY C : 65.10%
M : 84.71%
Y : 87.45%


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 56.18%
Yellow 64.04%
Key 65.10%


Hue 7.37°
Saturation 64.04 %.
Brightness / Value 34.90 %.
CIE-Lab L : 22.58
A : 22.36
B : 15.5
CIE-Lch L : 22.58
C : 27.21
H : 34.72
CIE-Luv L : 22.58
U : 33.16
V : 10.43
Hunter-Lab L : 19.18
A : 13.95
B : 7.84

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Color Combinations

Caput mortuum - #592720 Color Schemes and Palettes

Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Here is the Triadic and Tetradic Color Scheme of Caput mortuum. The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel and tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Triadic Color Scheme Palette

Tetradic Color Scheme Palette

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Caput mortuum - #592720 Tints and Shades

Caput mortuum #592720 Shades

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Color Images

Caput mortuum - #592720 Color Images and Patterns

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