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A comprehensive guide to hex color #b00800

About hex color #b00800 - near-Mordant red 19

Hex color #b00800 should not to be confused with "Mordant red 19". It's described as "red". When people from western culture see red in brand logos, the following may come to mind: generally strong emotions, safety and comfort, an increased heart rate, transportation and cars, and passion. This color isn't popular for travel. Yelp, McDonald’s, and LastPass are using a color close to Mordant red 19 in their branding. (Explore brands using Mordant red 19).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #b00800 is created using 69% red, 3.1% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 95.5% magenta, 100% yellow, and 31% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
69%
 
3.1%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
95.5%
 
100%
31%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#b00800 is made up of R: 176, G: 8, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:95.45, Y:100, K:30.98 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11536384 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #990000. Its closest named color is "Mordant red 19". White should be used ontop of #b00800 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b00800. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b00800
Websafe hex #990000
rgb 176, 8, 0
rgb percent (%) 68.75%, 3.13%, 0%
rgba R: 176, G: 8, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:95.45, Y:100, K:30.98
hsv 2.73, 100, 34.51
hsb 2.73, 100, 69.02
luma 57.32
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 150, 16, 4
Closest named color Mordant red 19
Hunter-Lab 30.67, 53.54, 18.82
CIE-L*ab 36.75, 59.71, 50.96
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 36.75, 78.5, 40.48
CIE-L*uv 36.75, 118.18, 26.39°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #b00800. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #b00800 and the second color is called the "compliment" #00aab0.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#00aab0
#b00800

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b00800 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #00aab0.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

#0052b0
#b00800
#00b05d

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

#0500b0
#b00800
#00b005

Tetradic

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

#b000aa
#00aab0
#00b005
#b00800

Analagous

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Design Tip: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

#b00052
#b00800
#b05d00

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #b00800: "impulsion".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #b00800 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #b00800 with black #000000.

#230100
#340200
#460300
#580400
#690400
#7b0500
#8c0600
#9e0700

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b00800 with white #FFFFFF.

#bf3933
#c7524c
#cf6a66
#d7837f
#df9c99
#e7b4b2
#efcdcc
#f7e6e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #b00800 with gray #808080.

#896866
#8e5c59
#93504c
#984440
#9c3833
#a12c26
#a62019
#ab140c

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #b00800 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #b00800 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #b00800 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #b00800 appears as #b00516 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #aa1730 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #b00800

#b00800 might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Mordant red 19
Medium red
Dark candy apple red
Tomato sauce
International orange (engineering)
Christmas red
Rufous
Crimson red

Furthest named colors to #b00800

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #b00800. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Aqua
Cyan
Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Neon cyan
Turquoise blue
Lotion blue
Fluorescent blue

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #b00800, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

McDonald’s uses the color #bf0c0c

#bf0c0c
#05007b
#2bb3f3
#47bc00
#865200
#9748a8
#e76a05
#ffc600

LastPass uses the color #af0809

#000000
#af0809
#00a3e0
#0c2340
#333f48
#d32d27
#d9e1e2
#ede04b

Yelp uses the color #af0606

#af0606
   
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

HTML, CSS #b00800
Java new Color(176, 8, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 176, 8, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.6902 green:0.0314 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.6902f, 0.0314f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.6902, green:0.0314, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0008B0
Python Color('#b00800')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b00800. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11536384 while the individual RGB conversions are: 176, 8, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary101100000000100000000000
Hexb00800
Octal260100
Decimal17680

If you're considering using #b00800 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b00800 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #b00800 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #b00800 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b00800 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b00800 background.

This text is hex color #b00800 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #b00800 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b00800 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b00800 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #b00800.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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