Pure Red (RAL)

HEX #C92B26 / RGB (201, 43, 38)

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What is Pure Red (RAL) Color?

Pure Red (RAL) (Hex code: C92B26) Thumbnail

Pure Red (RAL) color hex code is #C92B26 and RGB (201, 43, 38). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 2°, saturation of 81% and a brightness of 79%. The CMYK values of Pure Red (RAL) are C:0 M:79 Y:81 K:21.

Pure red is from the RAL Classic list where it is numbered 3028. On web pages, pure red color cannot be used by name and can only be applied through HTML and/or CSS code with its RGB, HSL or hex values. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including France, Germany and Italy.
Please note: The CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations because they have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Pure Red (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#C92B26
RGB Values(201, 43, 38)
CMYK Values(0%, 79%, 81%, 21%)
HSV/HSB Values(2°, 81%, 79%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#36D4D9 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®711 C
Complementary Color#26C4C9 [Maximum Blue Green]
Pure Red (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5A5A5A
Weighted Average (Luma)#4C4C4C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#909090

Pure Red (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C92B26. Complementary color is 26C4C9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Red (RAL) is Maximum Blue Green with the hex code #26C4C9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C92B26 color is offered by #26C4C9. 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 (C92B26, C97D26 and C92673)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Red (RAL) (#C92B26) are Ochre (#C97D26) and Magenta (Dye) (#C92673). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure Red (RAL) 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 (C92B26, 26C97D and 2673C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Red (RAL) (#C92B26) are #26C97D (Mountain Meadow) and #2673C9 (Celtic 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 (C92B26, 26C92B and 2B26C9)

Triadic Palette

Pure Red (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #26C92B (Lime Green) and #2B26C9 (Persian Blue) along with #C92B26 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 (C92B26, 26C92B, 26C4C9 and C926C4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Red (RAL) has four colors - #26C92B (Lime Green), #26C4C9 (Maximum Blue Green) and #C926C4 (Steel Pink) in addition to the base color (#C92B26). 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 (C92B26, 73C926, 26C4C9 and 7D26C9)

Square Palette

Pure Red (RAL) square color palette has #73C926 (Dark Lemon Lime), #26C4C9 (Maximum Blue Green) and #7D26C9 (Blue-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

Pure Red (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure Red (RAL) 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 Pure Red (RAL) Color


  • Transparent D45551#D45551
  • Transparent D96B67#D96B67
  • Transparent DF807D#DF807D
  • Transparent E49593#E49593
  • Transparent E9AAA8#E9AAA8
  • Transparent EFBFBE#EFBFBE
  • Transparent F4D5D4#F4D5D4
  • Transparent FAEAE9#FAEAE9


  • Transparent BA3C38#BA3C38
  • Transparent B34541#B34541
  • Transparent AC4D4A#AC4D4A
  • Transparent A55653#A55653
  • Transparent 9D5E5C#9D5E5C
  • Transparent 966765#966765
  • Transparent 8F6F6E#8F6F6E
  • Transparent 877877#877877


  • Transparent A1221E#A1221E
  • Transparent 8D1E1B#8D1E1B
  • Transparent 791A17#791A17
  • Transparent 651613#651613
  • Transparent 50110F#50110F
  • Transparent 3C0D0B#3C0D0B
  • Transparent 280908#280908
  • Transparent 140404#140404

Pure Red (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Pure Red (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Pure Red (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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