Kia Red

HEX #BB162B / RGB (187, 22, 43)

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What is Kia Red Color?

Kia Red (Hex code: BB162B) Thumbnail

Kia Red color is Pantone 187 C. As per their brand guide, hex #BB162B has to be used for digital work and CMYK values of (5, 100, 85, 20) for printers. It is not a web color are hence can only be used in HTML and CSS code through hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Kia Red Color Codes

Hex Code#BB162B
RGB Values(187, 22, 43)
CMYK Values(5%, 100%, 85%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(352°, 88%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#44E9D4 [Turquoise]
Pantone®187 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#16BBA6 [Light Sea Green]
Kia Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#545454
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Luma)#3B3B3B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7F7F7F

Kia Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BB162B. Complementary color is 16BBA6

Complementary Palette

The complement of Kia Red is Light Sea Green with the hex code #16BBA6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BB162B color is offered by #16BBA6. 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 (BB162B, BB5416 and BB167E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Kia Red (#BB162B) are Alloy Orange (#BB5416) and Medium Violet-Red (#BB167E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Kia 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 (BB162B, 16BB54 and 167EBB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Kia Red (#BB162B) are #16BB54 (Dark Pastel Green) and #167EBB (Cyan Cornflower 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 (BB162B, 2BBB16 and 162BBB)

Triadic Palette

Kia Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2BBB16 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #162BBB (Persian Blue) along with #BB162B 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 (BB162B, 2BBB16, 16BBA6 and A616BB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Kia Red has four colors - #2BBB16 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #16BBA6 (Light Sea Green) and #A616BB (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#BB162B). 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 (BB162B, 7EBB16, 16BBA6 and 5416BB)

Square Palette

Kia Red square color palette has #7EBB16 (Dark Lemon Lime), #16BBA6 (Light Sea Green) and #5416BB (Interdimensional Blue). 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

Kia Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Kia 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 Kia Red Color


  • Transparent C94555#C94555
  • Transparent CF5C6B#CF5C6B
  • Transparent D67380#D67380
  • Transparent DD8B95#DD8B95
  • Transparent E4A2AA#E4A2AA
  • Transparent EBB9BF#EBB9BF
  • Transparent F1D0D5#F1D0D5
  • Transparent F8E8EA#F8E8EA


  • Transparent AF2B3C#AF2B3C
  • Transparent A93645#A93645
  • Transparent A3404D#A3404D
  • Transparent 9E4B56#9E4B56
  • Transparent 98565E#98565E
  • Transparent 926067#926067
  • Transparent 8C6B6F#8C6B6F
  • Transparent 867578#867578


  • Transparent 961222#961222
  • Transparent 830F1E#830F1E
  • Transparent 700D1A#700D1A
  • Transparent 5E0B16#5E0B16
  • Transparent 4B0911#4B0911
  • Transparent 38070D#38070D
  • Transparent 250409#250409
  • Transparent 130204#130204

Kia Red Color Patterns

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    Kia Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kia Red Plaid Pattern

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