#CC0000 Hex Code

Color Name: Boston University Red

What is hex #CC0000 Color?

Boston University Red (Hex code: CC0000) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #CC0000 is Boston University Red. The RGB values are (204, 0, 0) which means it is composed of 100% red, 0% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:100 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, #CC0000 has a hue of 0°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

Hex #CC0000 Color Codes

Color NameBoston University Red
RGB Values(204, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0000
Inverse Color#33FFFF [Fluorescent Blue]
Closest Pantone®2347 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#00CCCC [Robin Egg Blue]
#CC0000 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#3D3D3D
Weighted Average (Luma)#2B2B2B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#6F6F6F

Hex #CC0000 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CC0000. Complementary color is 00CCCC

Complementary Palette

The complement of #CC0000 is #00CCCC which is called Robin Egg Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CC0000 color is offered by #00CCCC. 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 (CC0000, CC6600 and CC0066)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #CC0000 are #CC6600 and #CC0066, called Tenné (Tawny) and Royal Red, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #CC0000 with a 30° separation. 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 (CC0000, 00CC66 and 0066CC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #CC0000 are #00CC66 (Malachite) and #0066CC (True 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 (CC0000, 00CC00 and 0000CC)

Triadic Palette

#CC0000 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00CC00 (Electric Green) and #0000CC (Medium Blue) along with #CC0000, our main color, 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 (CC0000, 00CC00, 00CCCC and CC00CC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #CC0000 has #00CC00 (Electric Green), #00CCCC (Robin Egg Blue) and #CC00CC (Deep Magenta). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (CC0000, 66CC00, 00CCCC and 6600CC)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #CC0000 contains #66CC00 (Alien Armpit), #00CCCC (Robin Egg Blue) and #6600CC (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

Hex #CC0000 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #CC0000 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

Shades of Boston University Red Color


  • Transperent d63333D63333
  • Transperent db4d4dDB4D4D
  • Transperent e06666E06666
  • Transperent e68080E68080
  • Transperent eb9999EB9999
  • Transperent f0b3b3F0B3B3
  • Transperent f5ccccF5CCCC
  • Transperent fae6e6FAE6E6


  • Transperent bd1a1aBD1A1A
  • Transperent b52626B52626
  • Transperent ae3333AE3333
  • Transperent a64040A64040
  • Transperent 9e4d4d9E4D4D
  • Transperent 975a5a975A5A
  • Transperent 8f66668F6666
  • Transperent 887373887373


  • Transperent a30000A30000
  • Transperent 8f00008F0000
  • Transperent 7a00007A0000
  • Transperent 660000660000
  • Transperent 520000520000
  • Transperent 3d00003D0000
  • Transperent 290000290000
  • Transperent 140000140000

#CC0000 Color Patterns

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Gingham Checks

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Leaves Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Trellis Pattern

  • transperent

    Boston University Red Plaid Pattern

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.