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#DC143C Hex Code

Color Name: Crimson

What is hex #DC143C Color?

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The color name of hex code #DC143C is Crimson. The RGB values are (220, 20, 60) which means it is composed of 73% red, 7% green and 20% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:91 Y:73 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, #DC143C has a hue of 348°, 91% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

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Hex #DC143C Color Codes

Color NameCrimson
RGB Values(220, 20, 60)
CMYK Values(0%, 91%, 73%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(348°, 91%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#23EBC3 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®199 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#14DCB4 [Robin Egg Blue]
#DC143C Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#646464
Weighted Average (Most Common)#545454
Weighted Average (Luma)#414141
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#868686

Hex #DC143C Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DC143C. Complementary color is 14DCB4

Complementary Palette

The complement of #DC143C is #14DCB4 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 #DC143C color is offered by #14DCB4. 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.

DC143C 14DCB4
Analogous color palette with (DC143C, DC5014 and DC14A0)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #DC143C are #DC5014 and #DC14A0, called Flame and Barbie Pink, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #DC143C 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.

DC143C DC5014 DC14A0
Split Complementary color palette with (DC143C, 14DC50 and 14A0DC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #DC143C are #14DC50 (Malachite) and #14A0DC (Battery Charged 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.

DC143C 14DC50 14A0DC
Triadic color palette with (DC143C, 3CDC14 and 143CDC)

Triadic Palette

#DC143C triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3CDC14 (Harlequin Green) and #143CDC (Palatinate Blue) along with #DC143C, 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.

DC143C 3CDC14 143CDC
Tetradic color palette with (DC143C, 3CDC14, 14DCB4 and B414DC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #DC143C has #3CDC14 (Harlequin Green), #14DCB4 (Robin Egg Blue) and #B414DC (Vivid Mulberry). 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.

DC143C 3CDC14 14DCB4 B414DC
Square color palette with (DC143C, A0DC14, 14DCB4 and 5014DC)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #DC143C contains #A0DC14 (Vivid Lime Green), #14DCB4 (Robin Egg Blue) and #5014DC (Han Purple). 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.

DC143C A0DC14 14DCB4 5014DC
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Hex #DC143C Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #DC143C 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.

DC143C DC9714 75DC14 14DC5E 14AEDC 2514DC D114DC

Tints, Tones & Shades of DC143C Color


  • Transparent E34363E34363
  • Transparent E75B77E75B77
  • Transparent EA728AEA728A
  • Transparent EE8A9EEE8A9E
  • Transparent F1A1B1F1A1B1
  • Transparent F5B9C5F5B9C5
  • Transparent F8D0D8F8D0D8
  • Transparent FCE8ECFCE8EC


  • Transparent CA2A4ACA2A4A
  • Transparent C03450C03450
  • Transparent B73F57B73F57
  • Transparent AE4A5EAE4A5E
  • Transparent A55565A55565
  • Transparent 9C606C9C606C
  • Transparent 926A72926A72
  • Transparent 897579897579


  • Transparent B01030B01030
  • Transparent 9A0E2A9A0E2A
  • Transparent 840C24840C24
  • Transparent 6E0A1E6E0A1E
  • Transparent 580818580818
  • Transparent 420612420612
  • Transparent 2C040C2C040C
  • Transparent 160206160206

#DC143C Color Patterns

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    #DC143C Houndstooth Pattern

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    #DC143C Trellis Pattern

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    #DC143C Plaid Pattern

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