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Boston University Red (BU Red) School Color


Color Name: Boston University Red (BU Red)
Hex Color Code: #CC0000
RGB Color Code: RGB(204, 0, 0)
CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 100.0%, 100.0%, 20.0%
Pantone: PMS 186 C





Boston University is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1839. Boston University Red (BU Red) is the primary color of the University.

What color is Boston University Red (BU Red)?

Boston University Red (BU Red) color belongs to the Red color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Boston University Red (BU Red) is #CC0000, and the RGB color code is RGB(204, 0, 0).

In the RGB color model, Boston University Red (BU Red) has a red value of 204, a green value of 0, and a blue value of 0. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 100.0% magenta, 100.0% yellow, and 20.0% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 0° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation, and 40.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Boston University Red (BU Red) has a hue of 0° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation and 80.0 % brightness/value.


Boston University Red (BU Red) is cool or warm?

The color Boston University Red (BU Red) is a warm color.


What is the LRV of Boston University Red (BU Red)?

Boston University Red (BU Red) has an LRV of nearly 13. By LRV value, it is a dark color.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much visible light is reflected off a surface. It is a number on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. The higher the LRV, the more light the color reflects and the lighter it will appear.






Color Codes - Color Space Conversions


Boston University Red (BU Red) (Other - School) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGBA / RGB

RGB(204, 0, 0)
Red
204 (80.0%)
Green
0 (0.0%)
Blue
0 (0.0%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
0.00%
Magenta
100.00%
Yellow
100.00%
Key
20.00%

HSL

HSL(0deg, 100.0 %, 40.0 %)

Hue
Saturation
100.00 %.
Lightness
40.00 %.

RYB

RYB(255, 51, 51)
Red
255 (100.0%)
Yellow
51 (20.0%)
Blue
51 (20.0%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
Saturation
100.00 %.
Brightness / Value
80.00 %.

HWB

H: 0°

W: 0.00 %

B: 20.00 %

XYZ

X : 24.9

Y : 12.84

Z : 1.17

YXY

Y1 : 12.84

X : 0.64

Y2 : 0.33

CMY

C : 20.00%

M : 100.00%

Y : 100.00%


LRV

~ 12.8 %

Munsell Color System

8.7R 4.1/18.5

CIE-Lab

L : 42.52

A : 67.71

B : 56.82

CIE-Lch

L : 42.52

C : 88.39

H : 40

CIE-Luv

L : 42.52

U : 139.82

V : 30.15

Hunter-Lab

L : 35.83

A : 61.36

B : 23.15






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Boston University Red (BU Red) (Other - School)


Here are the colors similar to Boston University Red (BU Red) (Other - School). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.



#D40000
Racing Red (Rosso Corsa)
ΔE - 1.66 (98.3% similar)
#C80815
Venetian Red
ΔE - 3.20 (96.8% similar)
#C23B22
Dark Pastel Red
ΔE - 4.99 (95.0% similar)
#CF1020
Lava
ΔE - 5.01 (95.0% similar)





Similar colors from Pantone, RAL, and other color matching system


RAL Classic


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to RAL Classic


#BB1E10
RAL 3020 - Traffic Red
ΔE - 3.21 (96.8% similar)
#BF3922
RAL 2002 - Vermilion
ΔE - 4.81 (95.2% similar)
#CC2C24
RAL 3028 - Pure Red
ΔE - 4.82 (95.2% similar)
#A72920
RAL 3000 - Flame Red
ΔE - 7.86 (92.1% similar)


British Standard 4800


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to British Standard 4800




Pantone TCX


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Pantone TCX




Pantone PMS


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Pantone PMS


#E10600
PANTONE 2347 C
ΔE - 4.56 (95.4% similar)
#D6001C
PANTONE 2035 C
ΔE - 4.70 (95.3% similar)
#C63527
PANTONE 7626 C
ΔE - 5.19 (94.8% similar)
#D1350F
PANTONE 3516 C
ΔE - 5.22 (94.8% similar)


RAL Design


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to RAL Design


#AD2B10
RAL 040 40 67 - China Red
ΔE - 5.54 (94.5% similar)
#A5311A
RAL 040 40 60 - Copper Red
ΔE - 7.22 (92.8% similar)
#D1462C
RAL 040 50 70 - Pompeii Red
ΔE - 7.99 (92.0% similar)


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Paint similar to Boston University Red (BU Red) (Other - School)


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Boston University Red (BU Red) (Other - School). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


Valspar


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Valspar


#C23B22
Steelhead Redd (V007-3)
ΔE - 4.99 (95.0% similar)
#C33D25
Steelhead Redd (8001-14G)
ΔE - 5.42 (94.6% similar)
#C23730
Scarlet Tanager (M212)
ΔE - 7.01 (93.0% similar)
#D63D2B
Scarlet Sun (1011-1)
ΔE - 7.39 (92.6% similar)


Benjamin Moore


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Benjamin Moore


#CF312B
Vermilion (2002-10)
ΔE - 6.25 (93.8% similar)
#BF3F2D
Tomato Tango (CSP-1145)
ΔE - 6.45 (93.6% similar)
#CA2C2C
Ruby Red (2001-10)
ΔE - 6.51 (93.5% similar)
#D33B2B
Redstone (2009-10)
ΔE - 6.87 (93.1% similar)


Sherwin Williams


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Sherwin Williams


#C33A36
Stop (SW 6869)
ΔE - 8.27 (91.7% similar)
#BF2D32
Real Red (SW 6868)
ΔE - 8.50 (91.5% similar)
#B44B34
Hearty Orange (SW 6622)
ΔE - 8.71 (91.3% similar)
#C04D35
Cayenne (SW 6881)
ΔE - 8.71 (91.3% similar)





Behr


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Behr


#C93F38
100 Mph (P170-7)
ΔE - 8.55 (91.4% similar)
#BE3C37
Flirt Alert (P150-7)
ΔE - 8.57 (91.4% similar)
#D04838
Top Tomato (P180-7)
ΔE - 9.21 (90.8% similar)
#B6453E
Stiletto Love (P160-7)
ΔE - 10.19 (89.8% similar)


Dunn-Edwards


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to Dunn-Edwards


#BC3033
Hot Jazz (DEA 107)
ΔE - 8.71 (91.3% similar)
#CE4E35
Bonfire Flame (DEA 109)
ΔE - 9.49 (90.5% similar)
#CB3D3C
Heart Throb (DET 412)
ΔE - 9.58 (90.4% similar)
#B33234
Red Contrast (DEA 106)
ΔE - 9.67 (90.3% similar)


PPG Paints


Boston University Red (BU Red) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Boston University Red (BU Red) to PPG Paints


#BC5339
Orange Vermillion (PPG1194-7)
ΔE - 10.01 (90.0% similar)
#AA423A
Rum Punch (PPG1190-7)
ΔE - 10.51 (89.5% similar)
#C9543A
Cinnamon Stone (PPG1193-7)
ΔE - 10.51 (89.5% similar)
#B44940
Teaberry Blossom (PPG1189-7)
ΔE - 10.60 (89.4% similar)








Color Combinations


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Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.







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