Mars Red (Pantone)

HEX #BC2732 / RGB (188, 39, 50)

Planet Mars

What is Mars Red (Pantone) Color?

Mars Red (Pantone) (Hex code: BC2732) Thumbnail

Mars Red is from the Pantone® Textile Cotton eXtended color list where it is numbered 18-1655 TCX. The CMYK values have not been specified by the company and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code.

For HTML, CSS and web/digital applications, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.

Mars Red (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#BC2732
RGB Values(188, 39, 50)
CMYK Values(0%, 79%, 73%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(356°, 79%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#43D8CD [Medium Turquoise]
Pantone®18-1655 TCX
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#27BCB1 [Light Sea Green]
Mars Red (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#555555
Weighted Average (Luma)#474747
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8B8B8B

Mars Red (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BC2732. Complementary color is 27BCB1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Mars Red (Pantone) is Light Sea Green with the hex code #27BCB1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BC2732 color is offered by #27BCB1. 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 (BC2732, BC6727 and BC277D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Mars Red (Pantone) (#BC2732) are Ruddy Brown (#BC6727) and Medium Red-Violet (#BC277D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Mars Red (Pantone) 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 (BC2732, 27BC67 and 277DBC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Mars Red (Pantone) (#BC2732) are #27BC67 (Medium Sea Green) and #277DBC (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 (BC2732, 32BC27 and 2732BC)

Triadic Palette

Mars Red (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #32BC27 (Wageningen Green) and #2732BC (Persian Blue) along with #BC2732 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 (BC2732, 32BC27, 27BCB1 and B127BC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Mars Red (Pantone) has four colors - #32BC27 (Wageningen Green), #27BCB1 (Light Sea Green) and #B127BC (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#BC2732). 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 (BC2732, 7DBC27, 27BCB1 and 6727BC)

Square Palette

Mars Red (Pantone) square color palette has #7DBC27 (Dark Lemon Lime), #27BCB1 (Light Sea Green) and #6727BC (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

Mars Red (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Mars Red (Pantone) 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 Mars Red (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent C9525B#C9525B
  • Transparent D06870#D06870
  • Transparent D77D84#D77D84
  • Transparent DE9399#DE9399
  • Transparent E4A9AD#E4A9AD
  • Transparent EBBEC2#EBBEC2
  • Transparent F2D4D6#F2D4D6
  • Transparent F8E9EB#F8E9EB


  • Transparent B03942#B03942
  • Transparent AA4249#AA4249
  • Transparent A44B51#A44B51
  • Transparent 9E5459#9E5459
  • Transparent 985C61#985C61
  • Transparent 926569#926569
  • Transparent 8C6E70#8C6E70
  • Transparent 867778#867778


  • Transparent 961F28#961F28
  • Transparent 841B23#841B23
  • Transparent 71171E#71171E
  • Transparent 5E1419#5E1419
  • Transparent 4B1014#4B1014
  • Transparent 380C0F#380C0F
  • Transparent 26080A#26080A
  • Transparent 130405#130405

Mars Red (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Mars Red (Pantone) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mars Red (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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