Old Red Color

HEX #853435 / RGB (133, 52, 53)

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What is Old Red Color?

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Old Red has the hex code #853435. The equivalent RGB values are (133, 52, 53), which means it is composed of 56% red, 22% green and 22% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:61 Y:60 K:48. In the HSV/HSB scale, Old Red has a hue of 359°, 61% saturation and a brightness value of 52%.
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.

Old 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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Old Red Color Codes

Hex Code#853435
RGB Values(133, 52, 53)
CMYK Values(0%, 61%, 60%, 48%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 61%, 52%)
Closest Web Safe#993333
Inverse Color#7ACBCA [Pearl Aqua]
Closest Pantone®491 C
Closest RAL8029 [Pearl copper]
Complementary Color#348584 [Celadon Green]
Old Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#4F4F4F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4C4C4C
Weighted Average (Luma)#454545
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#898989

Old Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 853435. Complementary color is 348584

Complementary Palette

The complement of Old Red is Celadon Green with the hex code #348584. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #853435 color is offered by #348584. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (853435, 855C34 and 85345E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Old Red (#853435) are Milk Chocolate (#855C34) and Boysenberry (#85345E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Old 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (853435, 34855C and 345E85)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Old Red (#853435) are #34855C (Sea Green) and #345E85 (Metallic 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.

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Triadic color palette with (853435, 358534 and 343585)

Triadic Palette

Old Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #358534 (Japanese Laurel) and #343585 (Cosmic Cobalt) along with #853435 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (853435, 358534, 348584 and 843485)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Old Red has four colors - #358534 (Japanese Laurel), #348584 (Celadon Green) and #843485 (Maximum Purple) in addition to the base color (#853435). 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.

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Square color palette with (853435, 5E8534, 348584 and 5C3485)

Square Palette

Old Red square color palette has #5E8534 (Maximum Green), #348584 (Celadon Green) and #5C3485 (Regalia). 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

Old Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Old 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Old Red Color


  • Transparent 9D5D5D9D5D5D
  • Transparent AA7172AA7172
  • Transparent B68586B68586
  • Transparent C29A9AC29A9A
  • Transparent CEAEAECEAEAE
  • Transparent DAC2C2DAC2C2
  • Transparent E7D6D7E7D6D7
  • Transparent F3EBEBF3EBEB


  • Transparent 844344844344
  • Transparent 844B4C844B4C
  • Transparent 835253835253
  • Transparent 835A5B835A5B
  • Transparent 826262826262
  • Transparent 82696A82696A
  • Transparent 817171817171
  • Transparent 817879817879


  • Transparent 6A2A2A6A2A2A
  • Transparent 5D24255D2425
  • Transparent 501F20501F20
  • Transparent 431A1B431A1B
  • Transparent 351515351515
  • Transparent 281010281010
  • Transparent 1B0A0B1B0A0B
  • Transparent 0D05050D0505

Old Red Color Patterns

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    Old Red Gingham Checks

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    Old Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Old Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    Old Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Old Red Leaves Pattern

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    Old Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Red Plaid Pattern

Old Red Color Interior Ideas

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