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Rust Red Color

HEX #C52C03 / RGB (197, 44, 3)

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What is Rust Red Color?

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Rust Red has the hex code #C52C03. The equivalent RGB values are (197, 44, 3), which means it is composed of 81% red, 18% green and 1% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:78 Y:99 K:23. In the HSV/HSB scale, Rust Red has a hue of 13°, 98% saturation and a brightness value of 77%.
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.

Rust 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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Rust Red Color Codes

Hex Code#C52C03
RGB Values(197, 44, 3)
CMYK Values(0%, 78%, 99%, 23%)
HSV/HSB Values(13°, 98%, 77%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3300
Inverse Color#3AD3FC [Picton Blue]
Closest Pantone®1525 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#039CC5 [Blue-Green]
Rust Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#515151
Weighted Average (Most Common)#555555
Weighted Average (Luma)#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8D8D8D

Rust Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C52C03. Complementary color is 039CC5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Rust Red is Blue-Green with the hex code #039CC5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C52C03 color is offered by #039CC5. 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 (C52C03, C58D03 and C5033B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Rust Red (#C52C03) are Chinese Gold (#C58D03) and Red (NCS) (#C5033B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Rust 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 (C52C03, 03C58D and 033BC5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Rust Red (#C52C03) are #03C58D (Caribbean Green) and #033BC5 (Absolute Zero (Crayola)). 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 (C52C03, 03C52C and 2C03C5)

Triadic Palette

Rust Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #03C52C (Vivid Malachite) and #2C03C5 (Interdimensional Blue) along with #C52C03 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 (C52C03, 03C52C, 039CC5 and C5039C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Rust Red has four colors - #03C52C (Vivid Malachite), #039CC5 (Blue-Green) and #C5039C (Medium Violet-Red) in addition to the base color (#C52C03). 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 (C52C03, 3BC503, 039CC5 and 8D03C5)

Square Palette

Rust Red square color palette has #3BC503 (Harlequin Green), #039CC5 (Blue-Green) and #8D03C5 (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.

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Rainbow color

Rust Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Rust 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 Rust Red Color


  • Transparent D15635D15635
  • Transparent D66B4FD66B4F
  • Transparent DC8068DC8068
  • Transparent E29681E29681
  • Transparent E8AB9AE8AB9A
  • Transparent EEC0B3EEC0B3
  • Transparent F3D5CDF3D5CD
  • Transparent F9EAE6F9EAE6


  • Transparent B73D1CB73D1C
  • Transparent B04529B04529
  • Transparent A94E35A94E35
  • Transparent A35642A35642
  • Transparent 9C5E4E9C5E4E
  • Transparent 95675B95675B
  • Transparent 8E6F678E6F67
  • Transparent 877874877874


  • Transparent 9E23029E2302
  • Transparent 8A1F028A1F02
  • Transparent 761A02761A02
  • Transparent 631602631602
  • Transparent 4F12014F1201
  • Transparent 3B0D013B0D01
  • Transparent 270901270901
  • Transparent 140400140400

Rust Red Color Patterns

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    Rust Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    Rust Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rust Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rust Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rust Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rust Red Plaid Pattern

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