Color Name: Crimson
Hex Color Code: #DC143C
RGB Color Code: RGB(220, 20, 60)
CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 90.9%, 72.7%, 13.7%





Crimson is a deep red color, produced using the dried bodies of a scale insect, Kermes.

What color is Crimson?

Crimson color belongs to the Red color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Crimson is #DC143C, and the RGB color code is RGB(220, 20, 60).

In the RGB color model, Crimson has a red value of 220, a green value of 20, and a blue value of 60. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 90.9% magenta, 72.7% yellow, and 13.7% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 348° (degrees), 83.3 % saturation, and 47.1 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Crimson has a hue of 348° (degrees), 90.9 % saturation and 86.3 % brightness/value.


Crimson is cool or warm?

The color Crimson is a warm color.


What is the LRV of Crimson?

Crimson has an LRV of nearly 16. By LRV value, it is a medium 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


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


RGBA / RGB

RGB(220, 20, 60)
Red
220 (86.3%)
Green
20 (7.8%)
Blue
60 (23.5%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
0.00%
Magenta
90.91%
Yellow
72.73%
Key
13.73%

HSL

HSL(348deg, 83.3 %, 47.1 %)

Hue
348°
Saturation
83.33 %.
Lightness
47.06 %.

RYB

RYB(194, 40, 56)
Red
194 (76.3%)
Yellow
40 (15.7%)
Blue
56 (21.9%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
348°
Saturation
90.91 %.
Brightness / Value
86.27 %.

HWB

H: 348°

W: 7.84 %

B: 13.73 %

XYZ

X : 30.58

Y : 16.04

Z : 5.76

YXY

Y1 : 16.04

X : 0.58

Y2 : 0.31

CMY

C : 13.73%

M : 92.16%

Y : 76.47%


LRV

~ 16 %

Munsell Color System

5.1R 4.5/16.2

CIE-Lab

L : 47.03

A : 70.94

B : 33.59

CIE-Lch

L : 47.03

C : 78.49

H : 25.34

CIE-Luv

L : 47.03

U : 138.28

V : 19.64

Hunter-Lab

L : 40.05

A : 66.2

B : 19.51






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Crimson


Here are the colors similar to Crimson . 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.



#DA2C43
Rusty Red
ΔE - 1.86 (98.1% similar)
#DB2D43
Alizarin
ΔE - 2.05 (97.9% similar)
#D70040
Rich Carmine
ΔE - 2.77 (97.2% similar)





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


Pantone PMS


Crimson color similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Crimson to Pantone PMS


#D50032
PANTONE 199 C
ΔE - 2.57 (97.4% similar)
#E40046
PANTONE 192 C
ΔE - 2.95 (97.0% similar)
#CB333B
PANTONE 1797 C
ΔE - 3.48 (96.5% similar)
#CE0037
PANTONE 206 C
ΔE - 3.57 (96.4% similar)


Pantone TCX


Crimson color similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Crimson to Pantone TCX




RAL Classic


Crimson color similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Crimson to RAL Classic


#C73F4A
RAL 3018 - Strawberry Red
ΔE - 4.63 (95.4% similar)
#CC2C24
RAL 3028 - Pure Red
ΔE - 7.73 (92.3% similar)


RAL Design


Crimson color similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Crimson to RAL Design




British Standard 4800


Crimson color similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Crimson to British Standard 4800


#BF3E50
BS 02-E-53 - Purple
ΔE - 6.71 (93.3% similar)


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#D3003F
Utah Crimson
ΔE - 3.39 (96.6% similar)
#C91F37
Foreign Crimson
ΔE - 3.59 (96.4% similar)





Paint similar to Crimson


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Crimson . 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.


Dunn-Edwards


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Crimson to Dunn-Edwards


#C93543
Red Icon (DEA 104)
ΔE - 3.45 (96.6% similar)
#CB3D3C
Heart Throb (DET 412)
ΔE - 4.87 (95.1% similar)
#C03543
Striking Red (DEA 103)
ΔE - 4.97 (95.0% similar)
#D63D3B
Red Power (DEA 108)
ΔE - 5.37 (94.6% similar)


Benjamin Moore


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Crimson to Benjamin Moore


#D33A41
Tricycle Red (2000-20)
ΔE - 3.55 (96.4% similar)
#D5393F
Bonfire (2001-20)
ΔE - 3.74 (96.3% similar)
#C53D46
Watermelon Red (2087-20)
ΔE - 4.47 (95.5% similar)
#C33D3D
Strawberry Red (2003-20)
ΔE - 5.19 (94.8% similar)


Valspar


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Crimson to Valspar


#D03739
Red Bliss (1010-1)
ΔE - 4.30 (95.7% similar)
#C8404C
Whipped Strawberry (1006-1A)
ΔE - 4.79 (95.2% similar)
#BF3934
Oh So Red (1009-1)
ΔE - 6.53 (93.5% similar)
#C23730
Scarlet Tanager (M212)
ΔE - 6.83 (93.2% similar)





PPG Paints


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Crimson to PPG Paints


#C53A4B
Calypso Berry (PPG1185-7)
ΔE - 4.99 (95.0% similar)
#C6494C
Burnt Red (PPG1188-7)
ΔE - 5.87 (94.1% similar)
#AC3A3E
Red Gumball (PPG1187-7)
ΔE - 8.49 (91.5% similar)
#B44940
Teaberry Blossom (PPG1189-7)
ΔE - 8.50 (91.5% similar)


Behr


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Crimson to Behr


#C74547
Whip Lash (P150-6)
ΔE - 5.24 (94.8% similar)
#C93F38
100 Mph (P170-7)
ΔE - 6.14 (93.9% similar)
#CF4944
Race Car Stripe (P170-6)
ΔE - 6.35 (93.7% similar)
#BE3C37
Flirt Alert (P150-7)
ΔE - 6.50 (93.5% similar)


Sherwin Williams


Crimson color similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Crimson to Sherwin Williams


#BF2D32
Real Red (SW 6868)
ΔE - 5.79 (94.2% similar)
#C33A36
Stop (SW 6869)
ΔE - 5.93 (94.1% similar)
#BB4B51
Coral Bells (SW 6593)
ΔE - 7.45 (92.6% similar)
#B8473D
Habanero Chile (SW 7589)
ΔE - 8.07 (91.9% 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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