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Midnight Red Color

HEX #AD1017 / RGB (173, 16, 23)

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What is Midnight Red Color?

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Midnight Red has the hex code #AD1017. The equivalent RGB values are (173, 16, 23), which means it is composed of 82% red, 8% green and 11% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:91 Y:87 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Midnight Red has a hue of 357°, 91% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
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.

Midnight Red 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.

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Midnight Red Color Codes

Hex Code#AD1017
RGB Values(173, 16, 23)
CMYK Values(0%, 91%, 87%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(357°, 91%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#52EFE8 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®2350 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#10ADA6 [Light Sea Green]
Midnight Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#474747
Weighted Average (Most Common)#404040
Weighted Average (Luma)#323232
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#767676

Midnight Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AD1017. Complementary color is 10ADA6

Complementary Palette

The complement of Midnight Red is Light Sea Green with the hex code #10ADA6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AD1017 color is offered by #10ADA6. 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.

AD1017 10ADA6
Analogous color palette with (AD1017, AD5810 and AD1066)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Midnight Red (#AD1017) are Windsor Tan (#AD5810) and Jazzberry Jam (#AD1066). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Midnight 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.

AD1017 AD5810 AD1066
Split Complementary color palette with (AD1017, 10AD58 and 1066AD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Midnight Red (#AD1017) are #10AD58 (Green (Pigment)) and #1066AD (Green-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.

AD1017 10AD58 1066AD
Triadic color palette with (AD1017, 17AD10 and 1017AD)

Triadic Palette

Midnight Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #17AD10 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #1017AD (Blue (Pantone)) along with #AD1017 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

AD1017 17AD10 1017AD
Tetradic color palette with (AD1017, 17AD10, 10ADA6 and A610AD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Midnight Red has four colors - #17AD10 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #10ADA6 (Light Sea Green) and #A610AD (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#AD1017). 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.

AD1017 17AD10 10ADA6 A610AD
Square color palette with (AD1017, 66AD10, 10ADA6 and 5710AD)

Square Palette

Midnight Red square color palette has #66AD10 (Kelly Green), #10ADA6 (Light Sea Green) and #5710AD (Metallic 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.

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Rainbow color

Midnight Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Midnight 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.

AD1018 AD8F10 45AD10 10AD62 1072AD 3510AD AD109E

Tints, Tones & Shades of Midnight Red Color


  • Transparent BD4045BD4045
  • Transparent C6585DC6585D
  • Transparent CE7074CE7074
  • Transparent D6888BD6888B
  • Transparent DE9FA2DE9FA2
  • Transparent E6B7B9E6B7B9
  • Transparent EFCFD1EFCFD1
  • Transparent F7E7E8F7E7E8


  • Transparent A4262CA4262C
  • Transparent A03237A03237
  • Transparent 9B3D419B3D41
  • Transparent 97484C97484C
  • Transparent 925356925356
  • Transparent 8E5E618E5E61
  • Transparent 896A6B896A6B
  • Transparent 857576857576


  • Transparent 8A0D128A0D12
  • Transparent 790B10790B10
  • Transparent 680A0E680A0E
  • Transparent 57080C57080C
  • Transparent 450609450609
  • Transparent 340507340507
  • Transparent 230305230305
  • Transparent 110202110202

Midnight Red Color Patterns

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    Midnight Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Midnight Red Leaves Pattern

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    Midnight Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Midnight Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Midnight Red Plaid Pattern

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