Russian Red

HEX #CD0000 / RGB (205, 0, 0)

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What is Russian Red Color?

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Russian Red has the hex code #CD0000. The equivalent RGB values are (205, 0, 0), which means it is composed of 100% red, 0% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:100 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, Russian Red has a hue of 0°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

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

Russian Red Color Codes

Hex Code#CD0000
RGB Values(205, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 100%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 100%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0000
Inverse Color#32FFFF [Fluorescent Blue]
Closest Pantone®2347 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#00CDCD [Robin Egg Blue]
Russian Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#3E3E3E
Weighted Average (Luma)#2C2C2C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#6F6F6F

Russian Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CD0000. Complementary color is 00CDCD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Russian Red is Robin Egg Blue with the hex code #00CDCD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CD0000 color is offered by #00CDCD. 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 (CD0000, CD6700 and CD0067)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Russian Red (#CD0000) are Tenné (Tawny) (#CD6700) and Royal Red (#CD0067). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Russian 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 (CD0000, 00CD67 and 0067CD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Russian Red (#CD0000) are #00CD67 (Malachite) and #0067CD (True 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 (CD0000, 00CD00 and 0000CD)

Triadic Palette

Russian Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00CD00 (Electric Green) and #0000CD (Medium Blue) along with #CD0000 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 (CD0000, 00CD00, 00CDCD and CD00CD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Russian Red has four colors - #00CD00 (Electric Green), #00CDCD (Robin Egg Blue) and #CD00CD (Deep Magenta) in addition to the base color (#CD0000). 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 (CD0000, 67CD00, 00CDCD and 6700CD)

Square Palette

Russian Red square color palette has #67CD00 (Alien Armpit), #00CDCD (Robin Egg Blue) and #6700CD (French 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.

Rainbow color

Russian Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Russian 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 Russian Red Color


  • Transparent D73333#D73333
  • Transparent DC4D4D#DC4D4D
  • Transparent E16666#E16666
  • Transparent E68080#E68080
  • Transparent EB9999#EB9999
  • Transparent F0B3B3#F0B3B3
  • Transparent F5CCCC#F5CCCC
  • Transparent FAE6E6#FAE6E6


  • Transparent BE1A1A#BE1A1A
  • Transparent B62626#B62626
  • Transparent AE3333#AE3333
  • Transparent A74040#A74040
  • Transparent 9F4D4D#9F4D4D
  • Transparent 975A5A#975A5A
  • Transparent 8F6666#8F6666
  • Transparent 887373#887373


  • Transparent A40000#A40000
  • Transparent 900000#900000
  • Transparent 7B0000#7B0000
  • Transparent 670000#670000
  • Transparent 520000#520000
  • Transparent 3E0000#3E0000
  • Transparent 290000#290000
  • Transparent 150000#150000

Russian Red Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Russian Red Plaid Pattern

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