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WKU Red Color

HEX #C60C30 / RGB (198, 12, 48)

What is WKU Red Color?

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As per the official brand guide, WKU Red color Pantone is 186 C. To print the color on standard printers, use CMYK values (0, 100, 75, 4), which have also been specified in the guide.
For digital artwork, WKU Red hex color code is #C60C30 with equivalent RGB (198, 12, 48). These can be used along with HSL values to display the color on web pages via HTML and CSS code.
The athletics team of the Western Kentucky University are the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers.

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WKU Red Color Codes

Hex Code#C60C30
RGB Values(198, 12, 48)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 75%, 4%)
HSV/HSB Values(348°, 94%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#39F3CF [Turquoise]
Pantone®186 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#0CC6A2 [Caribbean Green]
WKU Red Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#565656
Weighted Average (Most Common)#484848
Weighted Average (Luma)#363636
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7B7B7B

WKU Red Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C60C30. Complementary color is 0CC6A2

Complementary Palette

The complement of WKU Red is Caribbean Green with the hex code #0CC6A2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C60C30 color is offered by #0CC6A2. 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.

C60C30 0CC6A2
Analogous color palette with (C60C30, C6450C and C60C8D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of WKU Red (#C60C30) are Sinopia (#C6450C) and Medium Violet-Red (#C60C8D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of WKU 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.

C60C30 C6450C C60C8D
Split Complementary color palette with (C60C30, 0CC645 and 0C8DC6)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of WKU Red (#C60C30) are #0CC645 (Dark Pastel Green) and #0C8DC6 (Rich Electric 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.

C60C30 0CC645 0C8DC6
Triadic color palette with (C60C30, 30C60C and 0C30C6)

Triadic Palette

WKU Red triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #30C60C (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #0C30C6 (Persian Blue) along with #C60C30 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 (C60C30, 30C60C, 0CC6A2 and A20CC6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of WKU Red has four colors - #30C60C (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #0CC6A2 (Caribbean Green) and #A20CC6 (Purple (Munsell)) in addition to the base color (#C60C30). 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.

C60C30 30C60C 0CC6A2 A20CC6
Square color palette with (C60C30, 8DC60C, 0CC6A2 and 450CC6)

Square Palette

WKU Red square color palette has #8DC60C (Limerick), #0CC6A2 (Caribbean Green) and #450CC6 (Interdimensional Blue). 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.

C60C30 8DC60C 0CC6A2 450CC6
Rainbow color

WKU Red Color Rainbow Palette

Our WKU 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.

C60C31 C6860C 66C60C 0CC651 0C9BC6 1C0CC6 BB0CC6

Tints, Tones & Shades of WKU Red Color


  • Transparent D13D59D13D59
  • Transparent D7556ED7556E
  • Transparent DD6D83DD6D83
  • Transparent E38698E38698
  • Transparent E89EACE89EAC
  • Transparent EEB6C1EEB6C1
  • Transparent F4CED6F4CED6
  • Transparent F9E7EAF9E7EA


  • Transparent B82340B82340
  • Transparent B12F48B12F48
  • Transparent AA3A50AA3A50
  • Transparent A34658A34658
  • Transparent 9C52609C5260
  • Transparent 955D68955D68
  • Transparent 8E69708E6970
  • Transparent 877478877478


  • Transparent 9E0A269E0A26
  • Transparent 8B08228B0822
  • Transparent 77071D77071D
  • Transparent 630618630618
  • Transparent 4F05134F0513
  • Transparent 3B040E3B040E
  • Transparent 28020A28020A
  • Transparent 140105140105

WKU Red Color Patterns

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    WKU Red Gingham Checks

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    WKU Red Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    WKU Red Polka Dots Pattern

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    WKU Red Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    WKU Red Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    WKU Red Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    WKU Red Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    WKU Red Plaid Pattern

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