Racing Red (Pantone)

HEX #BD162C / RGB (189, 22, 44)

Red Honda car with a futuristic design

What is Racing Red (Pantone) Color?

Racing Red (Pantone) (Hex code: BD162C) Thumbnail

Racing Red from Pantone® comes from their Textile Cotton eXtended (TCX) list and is numbered 19-1763 TCX. The CMYK values are not available on the company web site and the ones listed on this page have been auto-calculated from the hexadecimal code provided.

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Racing Red (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#BD162C
RGB Values(189, 22, 44)
CMYK Values(0%, 88%, 77%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(352°, 88%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#42E9D3 [Turquoise]
Pantone®19-1763 TCX
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#16BDA7 [Light Sea Green]
Racing Red (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4B4B4B
Weighted Average (Luma)#3B3B3B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#808080

Racing Red (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BD162C. Complementary color is 16BDA7

Complementary Palette

The complement of Racing Red (Pantone) is Light Sea Green with the hex code #16BDA7. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BD162C color is offered by #16BDA7. 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 (BD162C, BD5416 and BD1680)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Racing Red (Pantone) (#BD162C) are Alloy Orange (#BD5416) and Medium Violet-Red (#BD1680). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Racing Red (Pantone) 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 (BD162C, 16BD54 and 1680BD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Racing Red (Pantone) (#BD162C) are #16BD54 (Dark Pastel Green) and #1680BD (Cyan Cornflower 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 (BD162C, 2CBD16 and 162CBD)

Triadic Palette

Racing Red (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2CBD16 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #162CBD (Persian Blue) along with #BD162C 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 (BD162C, 2CBD16, 16BDA7 and A716BD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Racing Red (Pantone) has four colors - #2CBD16 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #16BDA7 (Light Sea Green) and #A716BD (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#BD162C). 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 (BD162C, 80BD16, 16BDA7 and 5416BD)

Square Palette

Racing Red (Pantone) square color palette has #80BD16 (Dark Lemon Lime), #16BDA7 (Light Sea Green) and #5416BD (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

Racing Red (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Racing Red (Pantone) 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 Racing Red (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent CA4556#CA4556
  • Transparent D15C6B#D15C6B
  • Transparent D77380#D77380
  • Transparent DE8B96#DE8B96
  • Transparent E5A2AB#E5A2AB
  • Transparent EBB9C0#EBB9C0
  • Transparent F2D0D5#F2D0D5
  • Transparent F8E8EA#F8E8EA


  • Transparent B12B3D#B12B3D
  • Transparent AB3645#AB3645
  • Transparent A5404E#A5404E
  • Transparent 9F4B56#9F4B56
  • Transparent 98565E#98565E
  • Transparent 926067#926067
  • Transparent 8C6B6F#8C6B6F
  • Transparent 867578#867578


  • Transparent 971223#971223
  • Transparent 840F1F#840F1F
  • Transparent 710D1A#710D1A
  • Transparent 5F0B16#5F0B16
  • Transparent 4C0912#4C0912
  • Transparent 39070D#39070D
  • Transparent 260409#260409
  • Transparent 130204#130204

Racing Red (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

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    Racing Red (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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