Red Violet (RAL) Color

HEX #8C3C4B / RGB (140, 60, 75)

What is Red Violet (RAL) Color?

Red Violet (RAL) (Hex code: 8C3C4B) Thumbnail

Red Violet (RAL) color hex code is #8C3C4B and RGB (140, 60, 75). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 349°, saturation of 57% and a brightness of 55%. The CMYK values of Red Violet (RAL) are C:0 M:57 Y:46 K:45.

Red violet comes from RAL Classic list where it is numbered 4002. The RAL matching system is popular in several European countries including Germany, France and Italy. Red violet is not part of the web colors list and, thus, cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name, though, it can be applied to web pages via its hex, RGB and/or HSL codes.
Please note: The CMYK color values mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code.

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.

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Red Violet (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#8C3C4B
RGB Values(140, 60, 75)
CMYK Values(0%, 57%, 46%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(349°, 57%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#993333
Inverse Color#73C3B4 [Green Sheen]
Closest Pantone®697 C
Complementary Color#3C8C7D [Illuminating Emerald]
Red Violet (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#565656
Weighted Average (Luma)#4E4E4E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#919191

Red Violet (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C3C4B. Complementary color is 3C8C7D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Red Violet (RAL) is Illuminating Emerald with the hex code #3C8C7D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8C3C4B color is offered by #3C8C7D. 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.

8C3C4B 3C8C7D
Analogous color palette with (8C3C4B, 8C553C and 8C3C73)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Red Violet (RAL) (#8C3C4B) are Milk Chocolate (#8C553C) and Twilight Lavender (#8C3C73). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Red Violet (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.

8C3C4B 8C553C 8C3C73
Split Complementary color palette with (8C3C4B, 3C8C55 and 3C738C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Red Violet (RAL) (#8C3C4B) are #3C8C55 (Sea Green) and #3C738C (Teal 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.

8C3C4B 3C8C55 3C738C
Triadic color palette with (8C3C4B, 4B8C3C and 3C4B8C)

Triadic Palette

Red Violet (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4B8C3C (May Green) and #3C4B8C (Chinese Blue) along with #8C3C4B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

8C3C4B 4B8C3C 3C4B8C
Tetradic color palette with (8C3C4B, 4B8C3C, 3C8C7D and 7D3C8C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Red Violet (RAL) has four colors - #4B8C3C (May Green), #3C8C7D (Illuminating Emerald) and #7D3C8C (Cadmium Violet) in addition to the base color (#8C3C4B). 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.

8C3C4B 4B8C3C 3C8C7D 7D3C8C
Square color palette with (8C3C4B, 738C3C, 3C8C7D and 553C8C)

Square Palette

Red Violet (RAL) square color palette has #738C3C (Palm Leaf), #3C8C7D (Illuminating Emerald) and #553C8C (Blue-Magenta Violet). 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.

8C3C4B 738C3C 3C8C7D 553C8C
Rainbow color

Red Violet (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Red Violet (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.

8C3C4B 8C723C 628C3C 3C8C5B 3C788C 443C8C 893C8C

Tints, Tones & Shades of Red Violet (RAL) Color


  • Transparent A3636FA3636F
  • Transparent AF7781AF7781
  • Transparent BA8A93BA8A93
  • Transparent C69EA5C69EA5
  • Transparent D1B1B7D1B1B7
  • Transparent DDC5C9DDC5C9
  • Transparent E8D8DBE8D8DB
  • Transparent F4ECEDF4ECED


  • Transparent 8A4A568A4A56
  • Transparent 88505B88505B
  • Transparent 875760875760
  • Transparent 865E66865E66
  • Transparent 85656B85656B
  • Transparent 846C70846C70
  • Transparent 827275827275
  • Transparent 81797B81797B


  • Transparent 70303C70303C
  • Transparent 622A35622A35
  • Transparent 54242D54242D
  • Transparent 461E26461E26
  • Transparent 38181E38181E
  • Transparent 2A12172A1217
  • Transparent 1C0C0F1C0C0F
  • Transparent 0E06080E0608

Red Violet (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Red Violet (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Red Violet (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Leaves Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Trellis Pattern

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    Red Violet (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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