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Cold Red Color

HEX #AC0940 / RGB (172, 9, 64)

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What is Cold Red Color?

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Cold Red has the hex code #AC0940. The equivalent RGB values are (172, 9, 64), which means it is composed of 70% red, 4% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:95 Y:63 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cold Red has a hue of 340°, 95% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Cold Red is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Cold Red Color Codes

Hex Code#AC0940
RGB Values(172, 9, 64)
CMYK Values(0%, 95%, 63%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(340°, 95%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#990033
Inverse Color#53F6BF [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1945 C
Closest RAL3027 [Raspberry red]
Complementary Color#09AC75 [Green (Munsell)]
Cold Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#525252
Weighted Average (Most Common)#404040
Weighted Average (Luma)#303030
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#747474

Cold Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AC0940. Complementary color is 09AC75

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cold Red is Green (Munsell) with the hex code #09AC75. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AC0940 color is offered by #09AC75. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (AC0940, AC2409 and AC0992)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cold Red (#AC0940) are Rufous (#AC2409) and Medium Violet-Red (#AC0992). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cold 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.

AC0940 AC2409 AC0992
Split Complementary color palette with (AC0940, 09AC24 and 0992AC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cold Red (#AC0940) are #09AC24 (Dark Pastel Green) and #0992AC (Blue (Munsell)). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (AC0940, 40AC09 and 0940AC)

Triadic Palette

Cold Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #40AC09 (Kelly Green) and #0940AC (Cobalt Blue) along with #AC0940 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (AC0940, 40AC09, 09AC75 and 7509AC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cold Red has four colors - #40AC09 (Kelly Green), #09AC75 (Green (Munsell)) and #7509AC (Violet (RYB)) in addition to the base color (#AC0940). 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.

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Square color palette with (AC0940, 92AC09, 09AC75 and 2409AC)

Square Palette

Cold Red square color palette has #92AC09 (Apple Green), #09AC75 (Green (Munsell)) and #2409AC (Neon Blue). 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.

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Rainbow color

Cold Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cold 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Cold Red Color


  • Transparent BD3A66BD3A66
  • Transparent C55379C55379
  • Transparent CD6B8CCD6B8C
  • Transparent D684A0D684A0
  • Transparent DE9DB3DE9DB3
  • Transparent E6B5C6E6B5C6
  • Transparent EECED9EECED9
  • Transparent F7E6ECF7E6EC


  • Transparent A3214DA3214D
  • Transparent 9F2D539F2D53
  • Transparent 9A395A9A395A
  • Transparent 964560964560
  • Transparent 925066925066
  • Transparent 8D5C6D8D5C6D
  • Transparent 896873896873
  • Transparent 84747A84747A


  • Transparent 8A07338A0733
  • Transparent 78062D78062D
  • Transparent 670526670526
  • Transparent 560520560520
  • Transparent 45041A45041A
  • Transparent 340313340313
  • Transparent 22020D22020D
  • Transparent 110106110106

Cold Red Color Patterns

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    Cold Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Cold Red Leaves Pattern

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    Cold Red Houndstooth Pattern

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    Cold Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cold Red Plaid Pattern

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