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Cherry Red Color

HEX #CC252C / RGB (204, 37, 44)

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What is Cherry Red Color?

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Cherry Red has the hex code #CC252C. The equivalent RGB values are (204, 37, 44), which means it is composed of 72% red, 13% green and 15% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:82 Y:78 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cherry Red has a hue of 357°, 82% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

Cherry Red color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, cherry 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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Cherry Red Color Codes

Hex Code#CC252C
RGB Values(204, 37, 44)
CMYK Values(0%, 82%, 78%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(357°, 82%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#33DAD3 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1795 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#25CCC5 [Maximum Blue Green]
Cherry Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#585858
Weighted Average (Luma)#494949
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8D8D8D

Cherry Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CC252C. Complementary color is 25CCC5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cherry Red is Maximum Blue Green with the hex code #25CCC5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CC252C color is offered by #25CCC5. 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.

CC252C 25CCC5
Analogous color palette with (CC252C, CC7225 and CC2580)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cherry Red (#CC252C) are Ochre (#CC7225) and Magenta (Dye) (#CC2580). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cherry 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.

CC252C CC7225 CC2580
Split Complementary color palette with (CC252C, 25CC72 and 2580CC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cherry Red (#CC252C) are #25CC72 (UFO Green) and #2580CC (Bright Navy 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.

CC252C 25CC72 2580CC
Triadic color palette with (CC252C, 2CCC25 and 252CCC)

Triadic Palette

Cherry Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2CCC25 (Lime Green) and #252CCC (Persian Blue) along with #CC252C create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

CC252C 2CCC25 252CCC
Tetradic color palette with (CC252C, 2CCC25, 25CCC5 and C525CC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cherry Red has four colors - #2CCC25 (Lime Green), #25CCC5 (Maximum Blue Green) and #C525CC (Steel Pink) in addition to the base color (#CC252C). 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.

CC252C 2CCC25 25CCC5 C525CC
Square color palette with (CC252C, 80CC25, 25CCC5 and 7225CC)

Square Palette

Cherry Red square color palette has #80CC25 (Dark Lemon Lime), #25CCC5 (Maximum Blue Green) and #7225CC (Blue-Violet). 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.

CC252C 80CC25 25CCC5 7225CC
Rainbow color

Cherry Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cherry 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.

CC252D CCAC25 5DCC25 25CC7C 258DCC 4C25CC CC25BC

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cherry Red Color


  • Transparent D65156D65156
  • Transparent DB666BDB666B
  • Transparent E07C80E07C80
  • Transparent E69296E69296
  • Transparent EBA8ABEBA8AB
  • Transparent F0BEC0F0BEC0
  • Transparent F5D3D5F5D3D5
  • Transparent FAE9EAFAE9EA


  • Transparent BD373DBD373D
  • Transparent B54045B54045
  • Transparent AE494EAE494E
  • Transparent A65356A65356
  • Transparent 9E5C5E9E5C5E
  • Transparent 976567976567
  • Transparent 8F6E6F8F6E6F
  • Transparent 887778887778


  • Transparent A31E23A31E23
  • Transparent 8F1A1F8F1A1F
  • Transparent 7A161A7A161A
  • Transparent 661316661316
  • Transparent 520F12520F12
  • Transparent 3D0B0D3D0B0D
  • Transparent 290709290709
  • Transparent 140404140404

Cherry Red Color Patterns

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    Cherry Red Gingham Checks

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    Cherry Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cherry Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cherry Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cherry Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cherry Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cherry Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cherry Red Plaid Pattern

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