HEX #E44D2E / RGB (228, 77, 46)

Chinese cinnabar colored vase

What is Cinnabar Color?

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Cinnabar has the hex code #E44D2E. The equivalent RGB values are (228, 77, 46), which means it is composed of 65% red, 22% green and 13% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:66 Y:80 K:11. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cinnabar has a hue of 10°, 80% saturation and a brightness value of 89%.
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.

Named after the mineral, this vivid orangish red color can be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.
Note: The color of Cinnabar mineral can range from deep red to the hue shown on this page.

Cinnabar Color Codes

Hex Code#E44D2E
RGB Values(228, 77, 46)
CMYK Values(0%, 66%, 80%, 11%)
HSV/HSB Values(10°, 80%, 89%)
Closest Web Safe#CC6633
Inverse Color#1BB2D1 [Battery Charged Blue]
Closest Pantone®7417 C
Closest RAL2010 [Signal orange]
Complementary Color#2EC5E4 [Picton Blue]
Cinnabar Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#757575
Weighted Average (Most Common)#777777
Weighted Average (Luma)#6B6B6B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A7A7A7

Cinnabar Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E44D2E. Complementary color is 2EC5E4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cinnabar is Picton Blue with the hex code #2EC5E4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E44D2E color is offered by #2EC5E4. 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 (E44D2E, E4A82E and E42E6A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cinnabar (#E44D2E) are Urobilin (#E4A82E) and Razzmatazz (#E42E6A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cinnabar 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 (E44D2E, 2EE4A8 and 2E6AE4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cinnabar (#E44D2E) are #2EE4A8 (Eucalyptus) and #2E6AE4 (Royal 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 (E44D2E, 2EE44D and 4D2EE4)

Triadic Palette

Cinnabar triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2EE44D (Lime Green) and #4D2EE4 (Han Purple) along with #E44D2E 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 (E44D2E, 2EE44D, 2EC5E4 and E42EC5)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cinnabar has four colors - #2EE44D (Lime Green), #2EC5E4 (Picton Blue) and #E42EC5 (Steel Pink) in addition to the base color (#E44D2E). 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 (E44D2E, 6AE42E, 2EC5E4 and A82EE4)

Square Palette

Cinnabar square color palette has #6AE42E (Kiwi), #2EC5E4 (Picton Blue) and #A82EE4 (Purple (X11)). 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

Cinnabar Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cinnabar 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 Cinnabar Color


  • Transparent E97158#E97158
  • Transparent EC826D#EC826D
  • Transparent EF9482#EF9482
  • Transparent F2A697#F2A697
  • Transparent F4B8AB#F4B8AB
  • Transparent F7CAC0#F7CAC0
  • Transparent FADBD5#FADBD5
  • Transparent FCEDEA#FCEDEA


  • Transparent D0573E#D0573E
  • Transparent C65C47#C65C47
  • Transparent BC614F#BC614F
  • Transparent B26757#B26757
  • Transparent A86C5F#A86C5F
  • Transparent 9E7167#9E7167
  • Transparent 947670#947670
  • Transparent 8A7B78#8A7B78


  • Transparent B63E25#B63E25
  • Transparent A03620#A03620
  • Transparent 892E1C#892E1C
  • Transparent 722717#722717
  • Transparent 5B1F12#5B1F12
  • Transparent 44170E#44170E
  • Transparent 2E0F09#2E0F09
  • Transparent 170805#170805

Cinnabar Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cinnabar Plaid Pattern

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