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American Red Color

HEX #B31942 / RGB (179, 25, 66)

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What is American Red Color?

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American Red has the hex code #B31942. The equivalent RGB values are (179, 25, 66), which means it is composed of 66% red, 9% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:86 Y:63 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, American Red has a hue of 344°, 86% saturation and a brightness value of 70%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

American red comes from the national flag of the United States of America. It is also known as Old Glory Red. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, american red can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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American Red Color Codes

Hex Code#B31942
RGB Values(179, 25, 66)
CMYK Values(0%, 86%, 63%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(344°, 86%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#4CE6BD [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®7636 C
Closest RAL3027 [Raspberry red]
Complementary Color#19B38A [Jungle Green]
American Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5A5A5A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4C4C4C
Weighted Average (Luma)#3D3D3D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#818181

American Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B31942. Complementary color is 19B38A

Complementary Palette

The complement of American Red is Jungle Green with the hex code #19B38A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B31942 color is offered by #19B38A. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (B31942, B33D19 and B3198F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of American Red (#B31942) are Metallic Brown (#B33D19) and Medium Violet-Red (#B3198F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of American Red with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

B31942 B33D19 B3198F
Split Complementary color palette with (B31942, 19B33D and 198FB3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of American Red (#B31942) are #19B33D (Dark Pastel Green) and #198FB3 (Cyan Cornflower Blue). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

B31942 19B33D 198FB3
Triadic color palette with (B31942, 42B319 and 1942B3)

Triadic Palette

American Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #42B319 (Kelly Green) and #1942B3 (Denim Blue) along with #B31942 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (B31942, 42B319, 19B38A and 8A19B3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of American Red has four colors - #42B319 (Kelly Green), #19B38A (Jungle Green) and #8A19B3 (Violet (RYB)) in addition to the base color (#B31942). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

B31942 42B319 19B38A 8A19B3
Square color palette with (B31942, 8FB319, 19B38A and 3D19B3)

Square Palette

American Red square color palette has #8FB319 (Dark Lemon Lime), #19B38A (Jungle Green) and #3D19B3 (Interdimensional Blue). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

B31942 8FB319 19B38A 3D19B3
Rainbow color

American Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our American Red rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

B31942 B37419 6EB319 19B348 199AB3 1C19B3 A019B3

Tints, Tones & Shades of American Red Color


  • Transparent C24768C24768
  • Transparent CA5E7BCA5E7B
  • Transparent D1758ED1758E
  • Transparent D98CA1D98CA1
  • Transparent E1A3B3E1A3B3
  • Transparent E8BAC6E8BAC6
  • Transparent F0D1D9F0D1D9
  • Transparent F7E8ECF7E8EC


  • Transparent A92E4EA92E4E
  • Transparent A43855A43855
  • Transparent 9F425B9F425B
  • Transparent 9A4D619A4D61
  • Transparent 945767945767
  • Transparent 8F616D8F616D
  • Transparent 8A6B748A6B74
  • Transparent 85767A85767A


  • Transparent 8F14358F1435
  • Transparent 7D122E7D122E
  • Transparent 6B0F286B0F28
  • Transparent 5A0D215A0D21
  • Transparent 480A1A480A1A
  • Transparent 360814360814
  • Transparent 24050D24050D
  • Transparent 120307120307

American Red Color Patterns

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    American Red Gingham Checks

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    American Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Red Plaid Pattern

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