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Cardinal Color

Color Name: Cardinal
Hex Color Code: #C41E3A
RGB Color Code: RGB(196, 30, 58)
CMYK Values *: 0.0%, 84.7%, 70.4%, 23.1%

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The cardinal color takes its name from the robes worn by Catholic Cardinals. Color is also called as Cardinal Red.

What color is Cardinal?

Cardinal color belongs to the Red color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Cardinal is #C41E3A, and the RGB color code is RGB(196, 30, 58).

In the RGB color model, Cardinal has a red value of 196, a green value of 30, and a blue value of 58. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 84.7% magenta, 70.4% yellow, and 23.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 349.9° (degrees), 73.5 % saturation, and 44.3 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Cardinal has a hue of 349.9° (degrees), 84.7 % saturation and 76.9 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Cardinal color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY

RGBA - RGB(196, 30, 58)

Red 196 (76.9%)
Green 30 (11.8%)
Blue 58 (22.7%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Hue 349.88°
Saturation 73.45 %.
Lightness 44.31 %.
LRV ~ 13 %
Munsell Color System 5R 4.0/14
XYZ X : 23.99
Y : 12.97
Z : 5.24
YXY Y1 : 12.97
X : 0.57
Y2 : 0.31
CMY C : 23.14%
M : 88.24%
Y : 77.25%


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 84.69%
Yellow 70.41%
Key 23.14%


Hue 349.88°
Saturation 84.69 %.
Brightness / Value 76.86 %.
CIE-Lab L : 42.72
A : 62.9
B : 28.48
CIE-Lch L : 42.72
C : 69.05
H : 24.36
CIE-Luv L : 42.72
U : 117.64
V : 16.62
Hunter-Lab L : 36.01
A : 55.9
B : 16.58

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Color Combinations

Cardinal - #C41E3A Color Schemes and Palettes

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.

Here is the Triadic and Tetradic Color Scheme of Cardinal. The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel and tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Triadic Color Scheme Palette

Tetradic Color Scheme Palette

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Cardinal - #C41E3A Tints and Shades

Cardinal #c41e3a Shades

Cardinal #c41e3a Tints

Color Images and Mockup

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Cardinal - #C41E3A Color Images and Patterns

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