Pure Red

HEX #FF0000 / RGB (255, 0, 0)

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What is Pure Red Color?

Pure Red (Hex code: FF0000) Thumbnail

Pure Red has the hex code #FF0000. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 0, 0), which means it is composed of 100% red, 0% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pure Red has a hue of 0°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

Pure 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.

Pure Red Color Codes

Hex Code#FF0000
RGB Values(255, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF0000
Inverse Color#00FFFF [Aqua]
Closest Pantone®2347 C
Closest RAL3026 [Luminous bright red]
Complementary Color#00FFFF [Aqua]
Pure Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4D4D4D
Weighted Average (Luma)#363636
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7B7B7B

Pure Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF0000. Complementary color is 00FFFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Red is Aqua with the hex code #00FFFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF0000 color is offered by #00FFFF. 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 (FF0000, FF8000 and FF0080)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Red (#FF0000) are Orange (Color Wheel) (#FF8000) and Bright Pink (#FF0080). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure 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 (FF0000, 00FF80 and 0080FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Red (#FF0000) are #00FF80 (Guppie Green) and #0080FF (Azure). 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 (FF0000, 00FF00 and 0000FF)

Triadic Palette

Pure Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF00 (Electric Green) and #0000FF (Blue) along with #FF0000 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 (FF0000, 00FF00, 00FFFF and FF00FF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Red has four colors - #00FF00 (Electric Green), #00FFFF (Aqua) and #FF00FF (Fuchsia) in addition to the base color (#FF0000). 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 (FF0000, 80FF00, 00FFFF and 8000FF)

Square Palette

Pure Red square color palette has #80FF00 (Chartreuse (Web)), #00FFFF (Aqua) and #8000FF (Violet (Color Wheel)). 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 Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure 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 Pure Red Color


  • Transparent FF3333#FF3333
  • Transparent FF4D4D#FF4D4D
  • Transparent FF6666#FF6666
  • Transparent FF8080#FF8080
  • Transparent FF9999#FF9999
  • Transparent FFB3B3#FFB3B3
  • Transparent FFCCCC#FFCCCC
  • Transparent FFE6E6#FFE6E6


  • Transparent E61A1A#E61A1A
  • Transparent D92626#D92626
  • Transparent CC3333#CC3333
  • Transparent C04040#C04040
  • Transparent B34D4D#B34D4D
  • Transparent A65A5A#A65A5A
  • Transparent 996666#996666
  • Transparent 8D7373#8D7373


  • Transparent CC0000#CC0000
  • Transparent B30000#B30000
  • Transparent 990000#990000
  • Transparent 800000#800000
  • Transparent 660000#660000
  • Transparent 4D0000#4D0000
  • Transparent 330000#330000
  • Transparent 1A0000#1A0000

Pure Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Red Plaid Pattern

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