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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.