Matte Red

HEX #B33F40 / RGB (179, 63, 64)

What is Matte Red Color?

Matte Red (Hex code: B33F40) Thumbnail

Matte Red has the hex code #B33F40. The equivalent RGB values are (179, 63, 64), which means it is composed of 58% red, 21% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:65 Y:64 K:30. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Red has a hue of 359°, 65% 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.

Matte Red, which is a deep red color, is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Matte Red Color Codes

Hex Code#B33F40
RGB Values(179, 63, 64)
CMYK Values(0%, 65%, 64%, 30%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 65%, 70%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#4CC0BF [Sea Serpent]
Closest Pantone®703 C
Closest RAL3018 [Strawberry red]
Complementary Color#3FB3B2 [Verdigris]
Matte Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#666666
Weighted Average (Most Common)#626262
Weighted Average (Luma)#585858
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#999999

Matte Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B33F40. Complementary color is 3FB3B2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Matte Red is Verdigris with the hex code #3FB3B2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B33F40 color is offered by #3FB3B2. 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 (B33F40, B3783F and B33F7A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Matte Red (#B33F40) are Metallic Bronze (#B3783F) and Mystic Maroon (#B33F7A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte 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 (B33F40, 3FB378 and 3F7AB3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Matte Red (#B33F40) are #3FB378 (Medium Sea Green) and #3F7AB3 (Steel 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 (B33F40, 40B33F and 3F40B3)

Triadic Palette

Matte Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #40B33F (American Green) and #3F40B3 (Ocean Blue) along with #B33F40 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 (B33F40, 40B33F, 3FB3B2 and B23FB3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Matte Red has four colors - #40B33F (American Green), #3FB3B2 (Verdigris) and #B23FB3 (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#B33F40). 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 (B33F40, 7AB33F, 3FB3B2 and 783FB3)

Square Palette

Matte Red square color palette has #7AB33F (Apple), #3FB3B2 (Verdigris) and #783FB3 (Royal 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.

Rainbow color

Matte Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Matte 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 Matte Red Color


  • Transparent C26566#C26566
  • Transparent CA7979#CA7979
  • Transparent D18C8C#D18C8C
  • Transparent D99FA0#D99FA0
  • Transparent E1B2B3#E1B2B3
  • Transparent E8C5C6#E8C5C6
  • Transparent F0D9D9#F0D9D9
  • Transparent F7ECEC#F7ECEC


  • Transparent A94C4D#A94C4D
  • Transparent A45353#A45353
  • Transparent 9F595A#9F595A
  • Transparent 9A6060#9A6060
  • Transparent 946666#946666
  • Transparent 8F6D6D#8F6D6D
  • Transparent 8A7373#8A7373
  • Transparent 857A7A#857A7A


  • Transparent 8F3233#8F3233
  • Transparent 7D2C2D#7D2C2D
  • Transparent 6B2626#6B2626
  • Transparent 5A2020#5A2020
  • Transparent 48191A#48191A
  • Transparent 361313#361313
  • Transparent 240D0D#240D0D
  • Transparent 120606#120606

Matte Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Red Plaid Pattern