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Subtle Red Color

HEX #F98B85 / RGB (249, 139, 133)

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What is Subtle Red Color?

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Subtle Red has the hex code #F98B85. The equivalent RGB values are (249, 139, 133), which means it is composed of 48% red, 27% green and 26% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:44 Y:47 K:2. In the HSV/HSB scale, Subtle Red has a hue of 3°, 47% saturation and a brightness value of 98%.
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.

Subtle 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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Subtle Red Color Codes

Hex Code#F98B85
RGB Values(249, 139, 133)
CMYK Values(0%, 44%, 47%, 2%)
HSV/HSB Values(3°, 47%, 98%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9999
Inverse Color#06747A [Skobeloff]
Closest Pantone®177 C
Closest RAL3015 [Light pink]
Complementary Color#85F3F9 [Electric Blue]
Subtle Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AEAEAE
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Luma)#A2A2A2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CACACA

Subtle Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F98B85. Complementary color is 85F3F9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Subtle Red is Electric Blue with the hex code #85F3F9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F98B85 color is offered by #85F3F9. 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 (F98B85, F9C585 and F985B9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Subtle Red (#F98B85) are Macaroni And Cheese (#F9C585) and Persian Pink (#F985B9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Subtle 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 (F98B85, 85F9C5 and 85B9F9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Subtle Red (#F98B85) are #85F9C5 (Aquamarine) and #85B9F9 (Jordy 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.

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Triadic color palette with (F98B85, 85F98B and 8B85F9)

Triadic Palette

Subtle Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #85F98B (Light Green) and #8B85F9 (Violets Are Blue) along with #F98B85 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 (F98B85, 85F98B, 85F3F9 and F985F3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Subtle Red has four colors - #85F98B (Light Green), #85F3F9 (Electric Blue) and #F985F3 (Light Fuchsia Pink) in addition to the base color (#F98B85). 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 (F98B85, B9F985, 85F3F9 and C585F9)

Square Palette

Subtle Red square color palette has #B9F985 (Yellow-Green (Crayola)), #85F3F9 (Electric Blue) and #C585F9 (Pale 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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Subtle Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our Subtle 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 Subtle Red Color


  • Transparent FAA29DFAA29D
  • Transparent FBAEAAFBAEAA
  • Transparent FBB9B6FBB9B6
  • Transparent FCC5C2FCC5C2
  • Transparent FDD1CEFDD1CE
  • Transparent FDDCDAFDDCDA
  • Transparent FEE8E7FEE8E7
  • Transparent FEF3F3FEF3F3


  • Transparent E18984E18984
  • Transparent D58884D58884
  • Transparent C98783C98783
  • Transparent BD8683BD8683
  • Transparent B08482B08482
  • Transparent A48382A48382
  • Transparent 988281988281
  • Transparent 8C81818C8181


  • Transparent C76F6AC76F6A
  • Transparent AE615DAE615D
  • Transparent 955350955350
  • Transparent 7D46437D4643
  • Transparent 643835643835
  • Transparent 4B2A284B2A28
  • Transparent 321C1B321C1B
  • Transparent 190E0D190E0D

Subtle Red Color Patterns

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    Subtle Red Gingham Checks

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    Subtle Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Subtle Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    Subtle Red Honeycomb Pattern

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    Subtle Red Leaves Pattern

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    Subtle Red Houndstooth Pattern

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    Subtle Red Trellis Pattern

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    Subtle Red Plaid Pattern

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