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True Red Color

HEX #E8282B / RGB (232, 40, 43)

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What is True Red Color?

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True Red has the hex code #E8282B. The equivalent RGB values are (232, 40, 43), which means it is composed of 74% red, 13% green and 14% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:83 Y:82 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, True Red has a hue of 359°, 83% saturation and a brightness value of 91%.
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.

True 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 True Red CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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True Red Color Codes

Hex Code#E8282B
RGB Values(232, 40, 43)
CMYK Values(0%, 83%, 82%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 83%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#FF3333
Inverse Color#17D7D4 [Bright Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1788 C
Closest RAL3024 [Luminous red]
Complementary Color#28E8E5 [Fluorescent Blue]
True Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#696969
Weighted Average (Most Common)#626262
Weighted Average (Luma)#515151
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#949494

True Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E8282B. Complementary color is 28E8E5

Complementary Palette

The complement of True Red is Fluorescent Blue with the hex code #28E8E5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E8282B color is offered by #28E8E5. 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.

E8282B 28E8E5
Analogous color palette with (E8282B, E88528 and E8288B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of True Red (#E8282B) are Cadmium Orange (#E88528) and Barbie Pink (#E8288B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of True 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.

E8282B E88528 E8288B
Split Complementary color palette with (E8282B, 28E885 and 288BE8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of True Red (#E8282B) are #28E885 (UFO Green) and #288BE8 (Bleu De France). 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 (E8282B, 2BE828 and 282BE8)

Triadic Palette

True Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2BE828 (Lime Green) and #282BE8 (Palatinate Blue) along with #E8282B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

E8282B 2BE828 282BE8
Tetradic color palette with (E8282B, 2BE828, 28E8E5 and E528E8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of True Red has four colors - #2BE828 (Lime Green), #28E8E5 (Fluorescent Blue) and #E528E8 (Hot Magenta) in addition to the base color (#E8282B). 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.

E8282B 2BE828 28E8E5 E528E8
Square color palette with (E8282B, 8BE828, 28E8E5 and 8528E8)

Square Palette

True Red square color palette has #8BE828 (Kiwi), #28E8E5 (Fluorescent Blue) and #8528E8 (Blue-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.

E8282B 8BE828 28E8E5 8528E8
Rainbow color

True Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our True 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.

E8282B E8C928 62E828 28E893 2899E8 5C28E8 E828D0

Tints, Tones & Shades of True Red Color


  • Transparent ED5355ED5355
  • Transparent EF696BEF696B
  • Transparent F17E80F17E80
  • Transparent F49495F49495
  • Transparent F6A9AAF6A9AA
  • Transparent F8BFBFF8BFBF
  • Transparent FAD4D5FAD4D5
  • Transparent FDEAEAFDEAEA


  • Transparent D33A3CD33A3C
  • Transparent C94245C94245
  • Transparent BE4B4DBE4B4D
  • Transparent B45456B45456
  • Transparent AA5D5EAA5D5E
  • Transparent 9F66679F6667
  • Transparent 956E6F956E6F
  • Transparent 8A77788A7778


  • Transparent BA2022BA2022
  • Transparent A21C1EA21C1E
  • Transparent 8B181A8B181A
  • Transparent 741416741416
  • Transparent 5D10115D1011
  • Transparent 460C0D460C0D
  • Transparent 2E08092E0809
  • Transparent 170404170404

True Red Color Patterns

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    True Red Gingham Checks

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    True Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    True Red Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    True Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    True Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    True Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    True Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    True Red Plaid Pattern

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