HEX #B22222 / RGB (178, 34, 34)

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What is Firebrick Color?

Firebrick (Hex code: B22222) Thumbnail

Firebrick has the hex code #B22222. The equivalent RGB values are (178, 34, 34), which means it is composed of 72% red, 14% green and 14% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:81 Y:81 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, Firebrick has a hue of 0°, 81% saturation and a brightness value of 70%.
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.

Firebrick is a web color which means it can be used with its name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Firebrick Color Codes

Hex Code#B22222
RGB Values(178, 34, 34)
CMYK Values(0%, 81%, 81%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 81%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#993333
Inverse Color#4DDDDD [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®2350 C
Closest RAL3000 [Flame red]
Complementary Color#22B2B2 [Light Sea Green]
Firebrick Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#525252
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4D4D4D
Weighted Average (Luma)#414141
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#858585

Firebrick Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B22222. Complementary color is 22B2B2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Firebrick is Light Sea Green with the hex code #22B2B2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B22222 color is offered by #22B2B2. 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 (B22222, B26A22 and B2226A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Firebrick (#B22222) are Dirty Brown (#B26A22) and Maroon (X11) (#B2226A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Firebrick 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 (B22222, 22B26A and 226AB2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Firebrick (#B22222) are #22B26A (Green (Crayola)) and #226AB2 (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.

Triadic color palette with (B22222, 22B222 and 2222B2)

Triadic Palette

Firebrick triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #22B222 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #2222B2 (Persian Blue) along with #B22222 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 (B22222, 22B222, 22B2B2 and B222B2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Firebrick has four colors - #22B222 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #22B2B2 (Light Sea Green) and #B222B2 (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#B22222). 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 (B22222, 6AB222, 22B2B2 and 6A22B2)

Square Palette

Firebrick square color palette has #6AB222 (Green (RYB)), #22B2B2 (Light Sea Green) and #6A22B2 (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.

Rainbow color

Firebrick Color Rainbow Palette

Our Firebrick 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 Firebrick Color


  • Transparent C14E4E#C14E4E
  • Transparent C96464#C96464
  • Transparent D17A7A#D17A7A
  • Transparent D99191#D99191
  • Transparent E0A7A7#E0A7A7
  • Transparent E8BDBD#E8BDBD
  • Transparent F0D3D3#F0D3D3
  • Transparent F7E9E9#F7E9E9


  • Transparent A83535#A83535
  • Transparent A33E3E#A33E3E
  • Transparent 9E4848#9E4848
  • Transparent 995151#995151
  • Transparent 945A5A#945A5A
  • Transparent 8F6464#8F6464
  • Transparent 8A6D6D#8A6D6D
  • Transparent 857777#857777


  • Transparent 8E1B1B#8E1B1B
  • Transparent 7D1818#7D1818
  • Transparent 6B1414#6B1414
  • Transparent 591111#591111
  • Transparent 470E0E#470E0E
  • Transparent 350A0A#350A0A
  • Transparent 240707#240707
  • Transparent 120303#120303

Firebrick Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Firebrick Plaid Pattern

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