Penn Red

HEX #990000 / RGB (153, 0, 0)

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What is Penn Red Color?

Penn Red (Hex code: 990000) Thumbnail

Penn Red along with Penn Blue are the two official colors of the University of Pennsylvania. The Pantone® code for the red is 201 and the CMYK values are (0, 100, 65, 34). As per their brand guidelines, for web and digital usage, the red may slightly vary. To use this color in HTML or CSS code, put in the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Penn Red Color Codes

Hex Code#990000
RGB Values(153, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 65%, 34%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 60%)
Closest Web Safe#990000
Inverse Color#66FFFF [Electric Blue]
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#009999 [Viridian Green]
Penn Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#333333
Weighted Average (Most Common)#2E2E2E
Weighted Average (Luma)#212121
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#616161

Penn Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 990000. Complementary color is 009999

Complementary Palette

The complement of Penn Red is Viridian Green with the hex code #009999. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #990000 color is offered by #009999. 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 (990000, 994D00 and 99004D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Penn Red (#990000) are Brown (Traditional) (#994D00) and Rose Garnet (#99004D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Penn 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 (990000, 00994D and 004D99)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Penn Red (#990000) are #00994D (Spanish Green) and #004D99 (USAFA 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 (990000, 009900 and 000099)

Triadic Palette

Penn Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #009900 (Islamic Green) and #000099 (Duke Blue) along with #990000 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 (990000, 009900, 009999 and 990099)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Penn Red has four colors - #009900 (Islamic Green), #009999 (Viridian Green) and #990099 (Dark Magenta) in addition to the base color (#990000). 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 (990000, 4D9900, 009999 and 4D0099)

Square Palette

Penn Red square color palette has #4D9900 (Avocado), #009999 (Viridian Green) and #4D0099 (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.

Rainbow color

Penn Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Penn 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 Penn Red Color


  • Transparent AD3333#AD3333
  • Transparent B84D4D#B84D4D
  • Transparent C26666#C26666
  • Transparent CC8080#CC8080
  • Transparent D69999#D69999
  • Transparent E0B3B3#E0B3B3
  • Transparent EBCCCC#EBCCCC
  • Transparent F5E6E6#F5E6E6


  • Transparent 941A1A#941A1A
  • Transparent 922626#922626
  • Transparent 8F3333#8F3333
  • Transparent 8D4040#8D4040
  • Transparent 8A4D4D#8A4D4D
  • Transparent 885A5A#885A5A
  • Transparent 856666#856666
  • Transparent 837373#837373


  • Transparent 7A0000#7A0000
  • Transparent 6B0000#6B0000
  • Transparent 5C0000#5C0000
  • Transparent 4D0000#4D0000
  • Transparent 3D0000#3D0000
  • Transparent 2E0000#2E0000
  • Transparent 1F0000#1F0000
  • Transparent 0F0000#0F0000

Penn Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Red Plaid Pattern

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