Classic Red

HEX #CF1827 / RGB (207, 24, 39)

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What is Classic Red Color?

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Classic Red has the hex code #CF1827. The equivalent RGB values are (207, 24, 39), which means it is composed of 77% red, 9% green and 14% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:88 Y:81 K:19. In the HSV/HSB scale, Classic Red has a hue of 355°, 88% saturation and a brightness value of 81%.
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.

Classic Red color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, classic 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.

Classic Red Color Codes

Hex Code#CF1827
RGB Values(207, 24, 39)
CMYK Values(0%, 88%, 81%, 19%)
HSV/HSB Values(355°, 88%, 81%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#30E7D8 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®186 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#18CFC0 [Robin Egg Blue]
Classic Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5A5A5A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#515151
Weighted Average (Luma)#404040
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#858585

Classic Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CF1827. Complementary color is 18CFC0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Classic Red is Robin Egg Blue with the hex code #18CFC0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CF1827 color is offered by #18CFC0. 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 (CF1827, CF6518 and CF1883)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Classic Red (#CF1827) are Chocolate (Web) (#CF6518) and Medium Violet-Red (#CF1883). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Classic 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (CF1827, 18CF65 and 1883CF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Classic Red (#CF1827) are #18CF65 (Malachite) and #1883CF (Cyan Cornflower 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 (CF1827, 27CF18 and 1827CF)

Triadic Palette

Classic Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #27CF18 (Lime Green) and #1827CF (Persian Blue) along with #CF1827 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 (CF1827, 27CF18, 18CFC0 and C018CF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Classic Red has four colors - #27CF18 (Lime Green), #18CFC0 (Robin Egg Blue) and #C018CF (Vivid Mulberry) in addition to the base color (#CF1827). 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 (CF1827, 83CF18, 18CFC0 and 6518CF)

Square Palette

Classic Red square color palette has #83CF18 (Dark Lemon Lime), #18CFC0 (Robin Egg Blue) and #6518CF (French 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.

Rainbow color

Classic Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Classic 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Classic Red Color


  • Transparent D94652#D94652
  • Transparent DD5D68#DD5D68
  • Transparent E2747D#E2747D
  • Transparent E78C93#E78C93
  • Transparent ECA3A9#ECA3A9
  • Transparent F1BABE#F1BABE
  • Transparent F5D1D4#F5D1D4
  • Transparent FAE8E9#FAE8E9


  • Transparent BF2D39#BF2D39
  • Transparent B73742#B73742
  • Transparent AF424B#AF424B
  • Transparent A84C54#A84C54
  • Transparent A0565C#A0565C
  • Transparent 986165#986165
  • Transparent 906B6E#906B6E
  • Transparent 887677#887677


  • Transparent A6131F#A6131F
  • Transparent 91111B#91111B
  • Transparent 7C0E17#7C0E17
  • Transparent 680C14#680C14
  • Transparent 530A10#530A10
  • Transparent 3E070C#3E070C
  • Transparent 290508#290508
  • Transparent 150204#150204

Classic Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Red Plaid Pattern

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