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Cardinal Red Color

HEX #9B365E / RGB (155, 54, 94)

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What is Cardinal Red Color?

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Cardinal Red has the hex code #9B365E. The equivalent RGB values are (155, 54, 94), which means it is composed of 51% red, 18% green and 31% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:65 Y:39 K:39. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cardinal Red has a hue of 336°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 61%.
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.

Cardinal Red is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 360 40 45. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

Cardinal Red color hex code is #9B365E which can be used along with RGB (155, 54, 94) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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Cardinal Red Color Codes

Hex Code#9B365E
RGB Values(155, 54, 94)
CMYK Values(0%, 65%, 39%, 39%)
HSV/HSB Values(336°, 65%, 61%)
Closest Web Safe#993366
Inverse Color#64C9A1 [Medium Aquamarine]
Closest Pantone®7434 C
Closest RAL4006 [Traffic purple]
Complementary Color#369B73 [Illuminating Emerald]
Cardinal Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#656565
Weighted Average (Most Common)#595959
Weighted Average (Luma)#4E4E4E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#919191

Cardinal Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 9B365E. Complementary color is 369B73

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cardinal Red is Illuminating Emerald with the hex code #369B73. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9B365E color is offered by #369B73. 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 (9B365E, 9B4136 and 9B3691)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cardinal Red (#9B365E) are Chestnut (#9B4136) and Violet (Crayola) (#9B3691). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cardinal 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (9B365E, 369B41 and 36919B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cardinal Red (#9B365E) are #369B41 (May Green) and #36919B (Zomp). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (9B365E, 5E9B36 and 365E9B)

Triadic Palette

Cardinal Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5E9B36 (Maximum Green) and #365E9B (B'dazzled Blue) along with #9B365E 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 (9B365E, 5E9B36, 369B73 and 73369B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cardinal Red has four colors - #5E9B36 (Maximum Green), #369B73 (Illuminating Emerald) and #73369B (Purple Heart) in addition to the base color (#9B365E). 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.

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Square color palette with (9B365E, 919B36, 369B73 and 40369B)

Square Palette

Cardinal Red square color palette has #919B36 (Citron), #369B73 (Illuminating Emerald) and #40369B (Blue (Pigment)). 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.

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Rainbow color

Cardinal Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cardinal 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Cardinal Red Color


  • Transparent AF5E7EAF5E7E
  • Transparent B9728EB9728E
  • Transparent C3869EC3869E
  • Transparent CD9BAFCD9BAF
  • Transparent D7AFBFD7AFBF
  • Transparent E1C3CFE1C3CF
  • Transparent EBD7DFEBD7DF
  • Transparent F5EBEFF5EBEF


  • Transparent 964565964565
  • Transparent 934C68934C68
  • Transparent 90546C90546C
  • Transparent 8E5B6F8E5B6F
  • Transparent 8B62728B6272
  • Transparent 886A76886A76
  • Transparent 857179857179
  • Transparent 83797D83797D


  • Transparent 7C2B4B7C2B4B
  • Transparent 6D26426D2642
  • Transparent 5D20385D2038
  • Transparent 4E1B2F4E1B2F
  • Transparent 3E16263E1626
  • Transparent 2F101C2F101C
  • Transparent 1F0B131F0B13
  • Transparent 100509100509

Cardinal Red Color Patterns

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    Cardinal Red Gingham Checks

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    Cardinal Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal Red Plaid Pattern

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