Royal Red

HEX #AB2330 / RGB (171, 35, 48)

Royal red-colored crown

What is Royal Red Color?

Royal Red (Hex code: AB2330) Thumbnail

Royal Red has the hex code #AB2330. The equivalent RGB values are (171, 35, 48), which means it is composed of 67% red, 14% green and 19% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:80 Y:72 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Royal Red has a hue of 354°, 80% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Royal red is a deep red color. In HTML and CSS code, use the hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK values.

Royal Red Color Codes

Hex Code#AB2330
RGB Values(171, 35, 48)
CMYK Values(0%, 80%, 72%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(354°, 80%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#993333
Inverse Color#54DCCF [Medium Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1805 C
Closest RAL3027 [Raspberry red]
Complementary Color#23AB9E [Light Sea Green]
Royal Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4D4D4D
Weighted Average (Luma)#414141
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#858585

Royal Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AB2330. Complementary color is 23AB9E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Royal Red is Light Sea Green with the hex code #23AB9E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AB2330 color is offered by #23AB9E. 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 (AB2330, AB5A23 and AB2374)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Royal Red (#AB2330) are Dirty Brown (#AB5A23) and Amaranth Deep Purple (#AB2374). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Royal 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (AB2330, 23AB5A and 2374AB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Royal Red (#AB2330) are #23AB5A (Green (Crayola)) and #2374AB (Lapis Lazuli). 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 (AB2330, 30AB23 and 2330AB)

Triadic Palette

Royal Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #30AB23 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #2330AB (Persian Blue) along with #AB2330 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 (AB2330, 30AB23, 23AB9E and 9E23AB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Royal Red has four colors - #30AB23 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #23AB9E (Light Sea Green) and #9E23AB (Byzantine) in addition to the base color (#AB2330). 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 (AB2330, 74AB23, 23AB9E and 5A23AB)

Square Palette

Royal Red square color palette has #74AB23 (Green (RYB)), #23AB9E (Light Sea Green) and #5A23AB (Grape). 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

Royal Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Royal 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Royal Red Color


  • Transparent BC4F59#BC4F59
  • Transparent C4656E#C4656E
  • Transparent CD7B83#CD7B83
  • Transparent D59198#D59198
  • Transparent DDA7AC#DDA7AC
  • Transparent E6BDC1#E6BDC1
  • Transparent EED3D6#EED3D6
  • Transparent F7E9EA#F7E9EA


  • Transparent A23640#A23640
  • Transparent 9E3F48#9E3F48
  • Transparent 9A4850#9A4850
  • Transparent 965258#965258
  • Transparent 915B60#915B60
  • Transparent 8D6468#8D6468
  • Transparent 896D70#896D70
  • Transparent 847778#847778


  • Transparent 891C26#891C26
  • Transparent 781922#781922
  • Transparent 67151D#67151D
  • Transparent 561218#561218
  • Transparent 440E13#440E13
  • Transparent 330B0E#330B0E
  • Transparent 22070A#22070A
  • Transparent 110405#110405

Royal Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Red Plaid Pattern

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