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Stanford Cardinal Red School Color

Color Name: Stanford Cardinal Red
Hex Color Code: #8C1515
RGB Color Code: RGB(140, 21, 21)
CMYK Values *: 0.00%, 85.00%, 85.00%, 45.10%
Pantone PMS 201 C

Stanford University is one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, ranked among the best universities in the world. Stanford Cardinal Red is the primary color of the University.

What color is Stanford Cardinal Red?

Stanford Cardinal Red color belongs to the Red color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Stanford Cardinal Red is #8C1515, and the RGB color code is RGB(140, 21, 21).

In the RGB color model, Stanford Cardinal Red has a red value of 140, a green value of 21, and a blue value of 21. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 85.0% magenta, 85.0% yellow, and 45.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 0° (degrees), 73.9 % saturation, and 31.6 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Stanford Cardinal Red has a hue of 0° (degrees), 85.0 % saturation and 54.9 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

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

RGBA - RGB(140, 21, 21)

Red 140 (54.9%)
Green 21 (8.2%)
Blue 21 (8.2%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Cyan 0.00%
Magenta 85.00%
Yellow 85.00%
Key 45.10%


Saturation 73.91 %.
Lightness 31.57 %.


Saturation 85.00 %.
Brightness / Value 54.90 %.
LRV ~ 6.2 %
Munsell Color System 8.8R 2.8/10.4
XYZ X : 11.22
Y : 6.17
Z : 1.31
YXY Y1 : 6.17
X : 0.6
Y2 : 0.33
CMY C : 45.10%
M : 91.76%
Y : 91.76%
CIE-Lab L : 29.83
A : 47.74
B : 33.2
CIE-Lch L : 29.83
C : 58.15
H : 34.82
CIE-Luv L : 29.83
U : 84.95
V : 18.32
Hunter-Lab L : 24.83
A : 37.19
B : 14.26

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Color Combinations

Stanford Cardinal Red - #8C1515 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

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Here is the Triadic and Tetradic Color Scheme of Stanford Cardinal Red. 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.

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Tetradic Color Scheme Palette


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