Fire Engine Red

HEX #CE2029 / RGB (206, 32, 41)

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What is Fire Engine Red Color?

Fire Engine Red (Hex code: CE2029) Thumbnail

Fire Engine Red has the hex code #CE2029. The equivalent RGB values are (206, 32, 41), which means it is composed of 74% red, 11% green and 15% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:85 Y:80 K:19. In the HSV/HSB scale, Fire Engine Red has a hue of 357°, 84% 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.

A bright vivid red, Fire Engine Red color serves its important purpose of attracting attention. The color is used on several emergency vehicles including fire engines, ambulances etc.

Fire Engine Red Color Codes

Hex Code#CE2029
RGB Values(206, 32, 41)
CMYK Values(0%, 85%, 80%, 19%)
HSV/HSB Values(357°, 84%, 81%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#31DFD6 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1795 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#20CEC5 [Maximum Blue Green]
Fire Engine Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5D5D5D
Desaturated#777777
Weighted Average (Most Common)#555555
Weighted Average (Luma)#464646
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8A8A8A

Fire Engine Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CE2029. Complementary color is 20CEC5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Fire Engine Red is Maximum Blue Green with the hex code #20CEC5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CE2029 color is offered by #20CEC5. 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 (CE2029, CE6E20 and CE2080)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Fire Engine Red (#CE2029) are Chocolate (Web) (#CE6E20) and Magenta (Dye) (#CE2080). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Fire Engine 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 (CE2029, 20CE6E and 2080CE)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Fire Engine Red (#CE2029) are #20CE6E (UFO Green) and #2080CE (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.

Triadic color palette with (CE2029, 29CE20 and 2029CE)

Triadic Palette

Fire Engine Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #29CE20 (Lime Green) and #2029CE (Persian Blue) along with #CE2029 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 (CE2029, 29CE20, 20CEC5 and C520CE)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Fire Engine Red has four colors - #29CE20 (Lime Green), #20CEC5 (Maximum Blue Green) and #C520CE (Steel Pink) in addition to the base color (#CE2029). 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 (CE2029, 80CE20, 20CEC5 and 6E20CE)

Square Palette

Fire Engine Red square color palette has #80CE20 (Dark Lemon Lime), #20CEC5 (Maximum Blue Green) and #6E20CE (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.

Rainbow color

Fire Engine Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Fire Engine 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 Fire Engine Red Color

Tints

  • Transparent D84D54#D84D54
  • Transparent DD6369#DD6369
  • Transparent E2797F#E2797F
  • Transparent E79094#E79094
  • Transparent EBA6A9#EBA6A9
  • Transparent F0BCBF#F0BCBF
  • Transparent F5D2D4#F5D2D4
  • Transparent FAE9EA#FAE9EA

Tones

  • Transparent BE333A#BE333A
  • Transparent B73D43#B73D43
  • Transparent AF464C#AF464C
  • Transparent A75055#A75055
  • Transparent 9F5A5D#9F5A5D
  • Transparent 976366#976366
  • Transparent 906D6F#906D6F
  • Transparent 887677#887677

Shades

  • Transparent A51A21#A51A21
  • Transparent 90161D#90161D
  • Transparent 7C1319#7C1319
  • Transparent 671015#671015
  • Transparent 520D10#520D10
  • Transparent 3E0A0C#3E0A0C
  • Transparent 290608#290608
  • Transparent 150304#150304

Fire Engine Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fire Engine Red Plaid Pattern

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