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Rare Red Color

HEX #B54442 / RGB (181, 68, 66)

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What is Rare Red Color?

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Rare Red has the hex code #B54442. The equivalent RGB values are (181, 68, 66), which means it is composed of 57% red, 22% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:62 Y:64 K:29. In the HSV/HSB scale, Rare Red has a hue of 1°, 64% saturation and a brightness value of 71%.
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.

Rare 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 its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the Rare Red CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Rare Red Color Codes

Hex Code#B54442
RGB Values(181, 68, 66)
CMYK Values(0%, 62%, 64%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(1°, 64%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#4ABBBD [Verdigris]
Closest Pantone®703 C
Closest RAL3018 [Strawberry red]
Complementary Color#42B3B5 [Verdigris]
Rare Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#696969
Weighted Average (Most Common)#666666
Weighted Average (Luma)#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9C9C9C

Rare Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B54442. Complementary color is 42B3B5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Rare Red is Verdigris with the hex code #42B3B5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B54442 color is offered by #42B3B5. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (B54442, B57E42 and B5427A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Rare Red (#B54442) are Metallic Bronze (#B57E42) and Mystic Maroon (#B5427A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Rare 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (B54442, 42B57E and 427AB5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Rare Red (#B54442) are #42B57E (Mint) and #427AB5 (Steel 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.

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Triadic color palette with (B54442, 42B544 and 4442B5)

Triadic Palette

Rare Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #42B544 (American Green) and #4442B5 (Ocean Blue) along with #B54442 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (B54442, 42B544, 42B3B5 and B542B3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Rare Red has four colors - #42B544 (American Green), #42B3B5 (Verdigris) and #B542B3 (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#B54442). 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.

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Square color palette with (B54442, 7AB542, 42B3B5 and 7E42B5)

Square Palette

Rare Red square color palette has #7AB542 (Apple), #42B3B5 (Verdigris) and #7E42B5 (Royal Purple). 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.

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Rainbow color

Rare Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Rare 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Rare Red Color


  • Transparent C46968C46968
  • Transparent CB7C7BCB7C7B
  • Transparent D38F8ED38F8E
  • Transparent DAA2A1DAA2A1
  • Transparent E1B4B3E1B4B3
  • Transparent E9C7C6E9C7C6
  • Transparent F0DAD9F0DAD9
  • Transparent F8ECECF8ECEC


  • Transparent AA504EAA504E
  • Transparent A55655A55655
  • Transparent A05C5BA05C5B
  • Transparent 9B62619B6261
  • Transparent 956867956867
  • Transparent 906E6D906E6D
  • Transparent 8B74748B7474
  • Transparent 857A7A857A7A


  • Transparent 913635913635
  • Transparent 7F302E7F302E
  • Transparent 6D29286D2928
  • Transparent 5B22215B2221
  • Transparent 481B1A481B1A
  • Transparent 361414361414
  • Transparent 240E0D240E0D
  • Transparent 120707120707

Rare Red Color Patterns

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    Rare Red Gingham Checks

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    Rare Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Rare Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    Rare Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Rare Red Leaves Pattern

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    Rare Red Houndstooth Pattern

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    Rare Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rare Red Plaid Pattern

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