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Retro Red Color

HEX #B5514D / RGB (181, 81, 77)

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What is Retro Red Color?

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Retro Red has the hex code #B5514D. The equivalent RGB values are (181, 81, 77), which means it is composed of 53% red, 24% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:55 Y:58 K:29. In the HSV/HSB scale, Retro Red has a hue of 2°, 57% 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.

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

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Retro Red Color Codes

Hex Code#B5514D
RGB Values(181, 81, 77)
CMYK Values(0%, 55%, 58%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(2°, 57%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#CC6666
Inverse Color#4AAEB2 [Verdigris]
Closest Pantone®7419 C
Closest RAL3018 [Strawberry red]
Complementary Color#4DB1B5 [Verdigris]
Retro Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#717171
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6F6F6F
Weighted Average (Luma)#666666
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A4A4A4

Retro Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B5514D. Complementary color is 4DB1B5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Retro Red is Verdigris with the hex code #4DB1B5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B5514D color is offered by #4DB1B5. 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 (B5514D, B5854D and B54D7D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Retro Red (#B5514D) are Deer (#B5854D) and Mystic Maroon (#B54D7D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Retro 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 (B5514D, 4DB585 and 4D7DB5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Retro Red (#B5514D) are #4DB585 (Mint) and #4D7DB5 (Cyan Azure). 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 (B5514D, 4DB551 and 514DB5)

Triadic Palette

Retro Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4DB551 (Apple) and #514DB5 (Plump Purple) along with #B5514D 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 (B5514D, 4DB551, 4DB1B5 and B54DB1)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Retro Red has four colors - #4DB551 (Apple), #4DB1B5 (Verdigris) and #B54DB1 (Deep Fuchsia) in addition to the base color (#B5514D). 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 (B5514D, 7DB54D, 4DB1B5 and 854DB5)

Square Palette

Retro Red square color palette has #7DB54D (Bud Green), #4DB1B5 (Verdigris) and #854DB5 (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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Retro Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Retro 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 Retro Red Color


  • Transparent C47471C47471
  • Transparent CB8582CB8582
  • Transparent D39794D39794
  • Transparent DAA8A6DAA8A6
  • Transparent E1B9B8E1B9B8
  • Transparent E9CBCAE9CBCA
  • Transparent F0DCDBF0DCDB
  • Transparent F8EEEDF8EEED


  • Transparent AA5A57AA5A57
  • Transparent A55F5CA55F5C
  • Transparent A06461A06461
  • Transparent 9B69679B6967
  • Transparent 956D6C956D6C
  • Transparent 907271907271
  • Transparent 8B77768B7776
  • Transparent 857B7B857B7B


  • Transparent 91413E91413E
  • Transparent 7F39367F3936
  • Transparent 6D312E6D312E
  • Transparent 5B29275B2927
  • Transparent 48201F48201F
  • Transparent 361817361817
  • Transparent 24100F24100F
  • Transparent 120808120808

Retro Red Color Patterns

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    Retro Red Gingham Checks

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    Retro Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Retro Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Retro Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Red Plaid Pattern

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