HEX #F81C2C / RGB (248, 28, 44)

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What is Red CMYK Color?

Red CMYK (Hex code: F81C2C) Thumbnail

Red color in the CMYK model has the values (0, 100, 100, 0). Thus, there is 100 of magenta and yellow and 0 of cyan and black. The closest hex code of the color is #F81C2C with RGB equivalent values (248, 28, 44). The CMYK system is the backbone of the color printing technology found in both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K).

Please understand that the hex code of the red CMYK mentioned on this page is only an approximation. Hexadecimal and RGB color values are for screen and digital media while the CMYK model is used for printing and, therefore, the conversion of one to another is not perfect.

Red CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#F81C2C
RGB Values(248, 28, 44)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(356°, 89%, 97%)
Closest Web Safe#FF3333
Inverse Color#07E3D3 [Bright Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1788 C
Closest RAL3026 [Luminous bright red]
Complementary Color#1CF8E8 [Fluorescent Blue]
Red CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6B6B6B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#606060
Weighted Average (Luma)#4C4C4C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8F8F8F

Red CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F81C2C. Complementary color is 1CF8E8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Red CMYK is Fluorescent Blue with the hex code #1CF8E8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F81C2C color is offered by #1CF8E8. 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 (F81C2C, F87A1C and F81C9A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Red CMYK (#F81C2C) are Pumpkin (#F87A1C) and Philippine Pink (#F81C9A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Red CMYK 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 (F81C2C, 1CF87A and 1C9AF8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Red CMYK (#F81C2C) are #1CF87A (Guppie Green) and #1C9AF8 (Dodger 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 (F81C2C, 2CF81C and 1C2CF8)

Triadic Palette

Red CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2CF81C (Neon Green) and #1C2CF8 (Bluebonnet) along with #F81C2C 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 (F81C2C, 2CF81C, 1CF8E8 and E81CF8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Red CMYK has four colors - #2CF81C (Neon Green), #1CF8E8 (Fluorescent Blue) and #E81CF8 (Phlox) in addition to the base color (#F81C2C). 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 (F81C2C, 9AF81C, 1CF8E8 and 7A1CF8)

Square Palette

Red CMYK square color palette has #9AF81C (Spring Frost), #1CF8E8 (Fluorescent Blue) and #7A1CF8 (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

Red CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Red CMYK 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 Red CMYK Color


  • Transparent F94956#F94956
  • Transparent FA606B#FA606B
  • Transparent FB7780#FB7780
  • Transparent FC8E96#FC8E96
  • Transparent FCA4AB#FCA4AB
  • Transparent FDBBC0#FDBBC0
  • Transparent FED2D5#FED2D5
  • Transparent FEE8EA#FEE8EA


  • Transparent E0303D#E0303D
  • Transparent D43A45#D43A45
  • Transparent C8444E#C8444E
  • Transparent BC4E56#BC4E56
  • Transparent B0585E#B0585E
  • Transparent A46267#A46267
  • Transparent 986C6F#986C6F
  • Transparent 8C7678#8C7678


  • Transparent C61623#C61623
  • Transparent AE141F#AE141F
  • Transparent 95111A#95111A
  • Transparent 7C0E16#7C0E16
  • Transparent 630B12#630B12
  • Transparent 4A080D#4A080D
  • Transparent 320609#320609
  • Transparent 190304#190304

Red CMYK Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red CMYK Plaid Pattern

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