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Cornell Red Color

HEX #B31B1B / RGB (179, 27, 27)

What is Cornell Red Color?

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As per the official brand guide, Cornell Red color Pantone is 187. To print the color on standard printers, use CMYK values (0, 100, 79, 20), which have also been specified in the guide.
For digital artwork, Cornell Red hex color code is #B31B1B with equivalent RGB (179, 27, 27). These can be used along with HSL values to display the color on web pages via HTML and CSS code.
Cornell red color is called carnelian. Also, on the athletics colors guide the hexadecimal code #AA142D has been mentioned for the red color which is slightly different from the one in the university guide.

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Cornell Red Color Codes

Hex Code#B31B1B
RGB Values(179, 27, 27)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 79%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 85%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#4CE4E4 [Turquoise]
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#1BB3B3 [Light Sea Green]
Cornell Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#4E4E4E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#494949
Weighted Average (Luma)#3B3B3B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#808080

Cornell Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B31B1B. Complementary color is 1BB3B3

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cornell Red is Light Sea Green with the hex code #1BB3B3. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B31B1B color is offered by #1BB3B3. 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.

B31B1B 1BB3B3
Analogous color palette with (B31B1B, B3671B and B31B67)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cornell Red (#B31B1B) are Light Brown (#B3671B) and Maroon (X11) (#B31B67). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cornell 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.

B31B1B B3671B B31B67
Split Complementary color palette with (B31B1B, 1BB367 and 1B67B3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cornell Red (#B31B1B) are #1BB367 (Green (Crayola)) and #1B67B3 (Green-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.

B31B1B 1BB367 1B67B3
Triadic color palette with (B31B1B, 1BB31B and 1B1BB3)

Triadic Palette

Cornell Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1BB31B (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #1B1BB3 (Neon Blue) along with #B31B1B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

B31B1B 1BB31B 1B1BB3
Tetradic color palette with (B31B1B, 1BB31B, 1BB3B3 and B31BB3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cornell Red has four colors - #1BB31B (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #1BB3B3 (Light Sea Green) and #B31BB3 (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#B31B1B). 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.

B31B1B 1BB31B 1BB3B3 B31BB3
Square color palette with (B31B1B, 67B31B, 1BB3B3 and 671BB3)

Square Palette

Cornell Red square color palette has #67B31B (Green (RYB)), #1BB3B3 (Light Sea Green) and #671BB3 (Grape). 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.

B31B1B 67B31B 1BB3B3 671BB3
Rainbow color

Cornell Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cornell 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.

B31B1B B39D1B 46B31B 1BB372 1B72B3 461BB3 B31B9D

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cornell Red Color


  • Transparent C24949C24949
  • Transparent CA5F5FCA5F5F
  • Transparent D17676D17676
  • Transparent D98D8DD98D8D
  • Transparent E1A4A4E1A4A4
  • Transparent E8BBBBE8BBBB
  • Transparent F0D1D1F0D1D1
  • Transparent F7E8E8F7E8E8


  • Transparent A92F2FA92F2F
  • Transparent A43939A43939
  • Transparent 9F43439F4343
  • Transparent 9A4E4E9A4E4E
  • Transparent 945858945858
  • Transparent 8F62628F6262
  • Transparent 8A6C6C8A6C6C
  • Transparent 857676857676


  • Transparent 8F16168F1616
  • Transparent 7D13137D1313
  • Transparent 6B10106B1010
  • Transparent 5A0E0E5A0E0E
  • Transparent 480B0B480B0B
  • Transparent 360808360808
  • Transparent 240505240505
  • Transparent 120303120303

Cornell Red Color Patterns

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    Cornell Red Gingham Checks

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    Cornell Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cornell Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    Cornell Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Cornell Red Leaves Pattern

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    Cornell Red Houndstooth Pattern

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    Cornell Red Trellis Pattern

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    Cornell Red Plaid Pattern

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