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MIT Cardinal Red School Color


Color Name: MIT Cardinal Red
Hex Color Code: #A31F34
RGB Color Code: RGB(163, 31, 52)
CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 81.0%, 68.1%, 36.1%
Pantone: PMS 201 C





The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is among the top academic institutions in the world. MIT Cardinal Red is the official primary color of the university.

What color is MIT Cardinal Red?

MIT Cardinal Red color belongs to the Red color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for MIT Cardinal Red is #A31F34, and the RGB color code is RGB(163, 31, 52).

In the RGB color model, MIT Cardinal Red has a red value of 163, a green value of 31, and a blue value of 52. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 81.0% magenta, 68.1% yellow, and 36.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 350.5° (degrees), 68.0 % saturation, and 38.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, MIT Cardinal Red has a hue of 350.5° (degrees), 81.0 % saturation and 63.9 % brightness/value.


MIT Cardinal Red is cool or warm?

The color MIT Cardinal Red is a warm color.


What is the LRV of MIT Cardinal Red?

MIT Cardinal Red has an LRV of nearly 9. 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


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


RGBA / RGB

RGB(163, 31, 52)
Red
163 (63.9%)
Green
31 (12.2%)
Blue
52 (20.4%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
0.00%
Magenta
80.98%
Yellow
68.10%
Key
36.08%

HSL

HSL(350.45deg, 68.0 %, 38.0 %)

Hue
350.45°
Saturation
68.04 %.
Lightness
38.04 %.

RYB

RYB(187, 89, 99)
Red
187 (73.5%)
Yellow
89 (35.0%)
Blue
99 (38.9%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
350.45°
Saturation
80.98 %.
Brightness / Value
63.92 %.

HWB

H: 350.45°

W: 12.16 %

B: 36.08 %

XYZ

X : 16.21

Y : 9.01

Z : 4.13

YXY

Y1 : 9.01

X : 0.55

Y2 : 0.31

CMY

C : 36.08%

M : 87.84%

Y : 79.61%


LRV

~ 9 %

Munsell Color System

5.1R 3.4/11.4

CIE-Lab

L : 36.01

A : 53.11

B : 22.45

CIE-Lch

L : 36.01

C : 57.66

H : 22.92

CIE-Luv

L : 36.01

U : 92.71

V : 12.58

Hunter-Lab

L : 30.02

A : 43.85

B : 12.85






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to MIT Cardinal Red (Other - School)


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


Pantone PMS


MIT Cardinal Red similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of MIT Cardinal Red to Pantone PMS


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PANTONE 201 C
ΔE - 1.25 (98.7% similar)
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ΔE - 1.78 (98.2% similar)
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ΔE - 2.54 (97.5% similar)
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Pantone TCX


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RAL Classic


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ΔE - 2.35 (97.6% similar)
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ΔE - 4.19 (95.8% similar)
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ΔE - 5.81 (94.2% similar)
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ΔE - 6.28 (93.7% similar)


RAL Design


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British Standard 4800


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ΔE - 4.41 (95.6% similar)
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ΔE - 4.53 (95.5% similar)
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ΔE - 7.87 (92.1% similar)


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Paint similar to MIT Cardinal Red (Other - School)


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to MIT Cardinal 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.


Benjamin Moore


MIT Cardinal Red similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of MIT Cardinal Red to Benjamin Moore


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ΔE - 2.43 (97.6% similar)
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ΔE - 3.08 (96.9% similar)


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ΔE - 3.86 (96.1% similar)


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ΔE - 3.75 (96.2% similar)
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ΔE - 3.89 (96.1% similar)





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ΔE - 6.11 (93.9% similar)


Behr


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ΔE - 5.69 (94.3% similar)
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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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MIT Cardinal Red - #A31F34 Color Images and Patterns


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