Pictorial Carmine

HEX #C30B4E / RGB (195, 11, 78)

Carmine Powder

What is Pictorial Carmine Color?

Pictorial Carmine (Hex code: C30B4E) Thumbnail

Pictorial Carmine has the hex code #C30B4E. The equivalent RGB values are (195, 11, 78), which means it is composed of 69% red, 4% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:94 Y:60 K:24. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pictorial Carmine has a hue of 338°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 76%.
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.

Mentioned in the Guía de coloraciones by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, Carmín pictórico or pictorial carmine is a vivid red color. It can be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.

Pictorial Carmine Color Codes

Hex Code#C30B4E
RGB Values(195, 11, 78)
CMYK Values(0%, 94%, 60%, 24%)
HSV/HSB Values(338°, 94%, 76%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0066
Inverse Color#3CF4B1 [Eucalyptus]
Closest Pantone®193 C
Closest RAL3027 [Raspberry red]
Complementary Color#0BC380 [Caribbean Green]
Pictorial Carmine Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Luma)#373737
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7C7C7C

Pictorial Carmine Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C30B4E. Complementary color is 0BC380

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pictorial Carmine is Caribbean Green with the hex code #0BC380. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C30B4E color is offered by #0BC380. 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 (C30B4E, C3240B and C30BAA)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pictorial Carmine (#C30B4E) are International Orange (Engineering) (#C3240B) and Heliotrope Magenta (#C30BAA). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pictorial Carmine 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 (C30B4E, 0BC324 and 0BAAC3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pictorial Carmine (#C30B4E) are #0BC324 (Vivid Malachite) and #0BAAC3 (Pacific 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 (C30B4E, 4EC30B and 0B4EC3)

Triadic Palette

Pictorial Carmine triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4EC30B (Kelly Green) and #0B4EC3 (Sapphire) along with #C30B4E 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 (C30B4E, 4EC30B, 0BC380 and 800BC3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pictorial Carmine has four colors - #4EC30B (Kelly Green), #0BC380 (Caribbean Green) and #800BC3 (French Violet) in addition to the base color (#C30B4E). 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 (C30B4E, AAC30B, 0BC380 and 240BC3)

Square Palette

Pictorial Carmine square color palette has #AAC30B (Limerick), #0BC380 (Caribbean Green) and #240BC3 (Interdimensional Blue). 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

Pictorial Carmine Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pictorial Carmine 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 Pictorial Carmine Color


  • Transparent CF3C71#CF3C71
  • Transparent D55483#D55483
  • Transparent DB6D95#DB6D95
  • Transparent E185A7#E185A7
  • Transparent E79DB8#E79DB8
  • Transparent EDB6CA#EDB6CA
  • Transparent F3CEDC#F3CEDC
  • Transparent F9E7ED#F9E7ED


  • Transparent B62258#B62258
  • Transparent AF2E5D#AF2E5D
  • Transparent A83A62#A83A62
  • Transparent A24667#A24667
  • Transparent 9B516C#9B516C
  • Transparent 945D71#945D71
  • Transparent 8D6976#8D6976
  • Transparent 87747B#87747B


  • Transparent 9C093E#9C093E
  • Transparent 890837#890837
  • Transparent 75072F#75072F
  • Transparent 620627#620627
  • Transparent 4E041F#4E041F
  • Transparent 3B0317#3B0317
  • Transparent 270210#270210
  • Transparent 140108#140108

Pictorial Carmine Color Patterns

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    Pictorial Carmine Gingham Checks

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    Pictorial Carmine Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pictorial Carmine Plaid Pattern

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