HEX #960018 / RGB (150, 0, 24)

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What is Carmine Color?

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Carmine has the hex code #960018. The equivalent RGB values are (150, 0, 24), which means it is composed of 86% red, 0% green and 14% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:84 K:41. In the HSV/HSB scale, Carmine has a hue of 350°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 59%.
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.

Carmine can mean a whole range of deep red colors that have a little purple in them. The carmine pigment is produced from aluminium salt of carmine acid. It comes from certain scale insects like the cochineal scale. The pigment is extensively used in paints, cosmetics, medications, inks and several common products.

The carmine color displayed on this page is representative of the powdered pigment color. For HTML, CSS and other web applications, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.
Other names: Cochineal and Crimson Lake

Carmine Color Codes

Hex Code#960018
RGB Values(150, 0, 24)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 84%, 41%)
HSV/HSB Values(350°, 100%, 59%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#69FFE7 [Aquamarine]
Closest Pantone®207 C
Closest RAL3003 [Ruby red]
Complementary Color#00967E [Paolo Veronese Green]
Carmine Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#3A3A3A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#303030
Weighted Average (Luma)#222222
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#626262

Carmine Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 960018. Complementary color is 00967E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Carmine is Paolo Veronese Green with the hex code #00967E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #960018 color is offered by #00967E. 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.

Analogous color palette with (960018, 963300 and 960063)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Carmine (#960018) are Brown (#963300) and Flirt (#960063). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Carmine 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (960018, 009633 and 006396)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Carmine (#960018) are #009633 (North Texas Green) and #006396 (Sea 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.

Triadic color palette with (960018, 189600 and 001896)

Triadic Palette

Carmine triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #189600 (India Green) and #001896 (Imperial Blue) along with #960018 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (960018, 189600, 00967E and 7E0096)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Carmine has four colors - #189600 (India Green), #00967E (Paolo Veronese Green) and #7E0096 (Chinese Purple) in addition to the base color (#960018). 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.

Square color palette with (960018, 639600, 00967E and 330096)

Square Palette

Carmine square color palette has #639600 (Avocado), #00967E (Paolo Veronese Green) and #330096 (Pixie Powder). 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.

Rainbow color

Carmine Color Rainbow Palette

Our Carmine 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Carmine Color


  • Transparent AB3346#AB3346
  • Transparent B64D5D#B64D5D
  • Transparent C06674#C06674
  • Transparent CB808C#CB808C
  • Transparent D599A3#D599A3
  • Transparent E0B3BA#E0B3BA
  • Transparent EACCD1#EACCD1
  • Transparent F5E6E8#F5E6E8


  • Transparent 921A2D#921A2D
  • Transparent 8F2637#8F2637
  • Transparent 8D3342#8D3342
  • Transparent 8B404C#8B404C
  • Transparent 894D56#894D56
  • Transparent 875A61#875A61
  • Transparent 84666B#84666B
  • Transparent 827376#827376


  • Transparent 780013#780013
  • Transparent 690011#690011
  • Transparent 5A000E#5A000E
  • Transparent 4B000C#4B000C
  • Transparent 3C000A#3C000A
  • Transparent 2D0007#2D0007
  • Transparent 1E0005#1E0005
  • Transparent 0F0002#0F0002

Carmine Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Carmine Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Carmine Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Carmine Plaid Pattern

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