Red Orange (RAL)

HEX #B6481C / RGB (182, 72, 28)

Red Orange Butterfly

What is Red Orange (RAL) Color?

Red Orange (RAL) (Hex code: B6481C) Thumbnail

Red Orange (RAL) color hex code is #B6481C and RGB (182, 72, 28). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 17°, saturation of 85% and a brightness of 71%. The CMYK values of Red Orange (RAL) are C:0 M:61 Y:85 K:29.

Red orange is from the RAL Classic list where it is numbered 2001. On web pages, red orange 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.

Red Orange (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#B6481C
RGB Values(182, 72, 28)
CMYK Values(0%, 61%, 85%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(17°, 85%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#49B7E3 [Picton Blue]
Closest Pantone®167 C
Complementary Color#1C8AB6 [Cyan Cornflower Blue]
Red Orange (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#646464
Weighted Average (Luma)#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9D9D9D

Red Orange (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B6481C. Complementary color is 1C8AB6

Complementary Palette

The complement of Red Orange (RAL) is Cyan Cornflower Blue with the hex code #1C8AB6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B6481C color is offered by #1C8AB6. 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 (B6481C, B6951C and B61C3D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Red Orange (RAL) (#B6481C) are Gold Foil (#B6951C) and American Red (#B61C3D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Red Orange (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 (B6481C, 1CB695 and 1C3DB6)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Red Orange (RAL) (#B6481C) are #1CB695 (Mountain Meadow) and #1C3DB6 (Persian 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 (B6481C, 1CB648 and 481CB6)

Triadic Palette

Red Orange (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1CB648 (Dark Pastel Green) and #481CB6 (Interdimensional Blue) along with #B6481C 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 (B6481C, 1CB648, 1C8AB6 and B61C8A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Red Orange (RAL) has four colors - #1CB648 (Dark Pastel Green), #1C8AB6 (Cyan Cornflower Blue) and #B61C8A (Medium Violet-Red) in addition to the base color (#B6481C). 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 (B6481C, 3DB61C, 1C8AB6 and 951CB6)

Square Palette

Red Orange (RAL) square color palette has #3DB61C (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #1C8AB6 (Cyan Cornflower Blue) and #951CB6 (Dark Orchid). 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 Orange (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Red Orange (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 Red Orange (RAL) Color


  • Transparent C56D49#C56D49
  • Transparent CC7F60#CC7F60
  • Transparent D39177#D39177
  • Transparent DBA48E#DBA48E
  • Transparent E2B6A4#E2B6A4
  • Transparent E9C8BB#E9C8BB
  • Transparent F0DAD2#F0DAD2
  • Transparent F8EDE8#F8EDE8


  • Transparent AB5330#AB5330
  • Transparent A6593A#A6593A
  • Transparent A05E44#A05E44
  • Transparent 9B644E#9B644E
  • Transparent 966A58#966A58
  • Transparent 906F62#906F62
  • Transparent 8B756C#8B756C
  • Transparent 857A76#857A76


  • Transparent 923A16#923A16
  • Transparent 7F3214#7F3214
  • Transparent 6D2B11#6D2B11
  • Transparent 5B240E#5B240E
  • Transparent 491D0B#491D0B
  • Transparent 371608#371608
  • Transparent 240E06#240E06
  • Transparent 120703#120703

Red Orange (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Red Orange (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Red Orange (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Red Orange (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Red Orange (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Red Orange (RAL) Leaves Pattern

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    Red Orange (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Red Orange (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Red Orange (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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