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A comprehensive guide to hex color #c80000

About hex color #c80000 - near-Boston University red

Hex color #c80000 is related to "Boston University red". It's described as "red". When people spot the color red in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: feelings of love and affection, safety and comfort, a sense of urgency, technology, and anger. This color isn't popular for travel. CVS, CNN, and 12 others are using a color close to Boston University red in their branding. (Explore brands using Boston University red).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #c80000 is created using 78.4% red, 0% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 100% magenta, 100% yellow, and 21.6% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
78.4%
 
0%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
100%
 
100%
21.6%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#c80000 is made up of R: 200, G: 0, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:100, Y:100, K:21.57 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13107200 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0000. Its closest named color is "Boston University red". White should be used ontop of #c80000 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #c80000. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #c80000
Websafe hex #cc0000
rgb 200, 0, 0
rgb percent (%) 78.13%, 0%, 0%
rgba R: 200, G: 0, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:100, Y:100, K:21.57
hsv 0, 100, 39.22
hsb 0, 100, 78.43
luma 59.8
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 171, 0, 0
Closest named color Boston University red
Hunter-Lab 35.04, 62.87, 21.53
CIE-L*ab 41.66, 66.71, 55.98
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 41.66, 87.09, 40
CIE-L*uv 41.66, 136.99, 29.54°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #c80000. 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" #c80000 and the second color is called the "compliment" #00c8c8.

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

#00c8c8
#c80000

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #c80000 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #00c8c8.

Design Tip: The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

#0064c8
#c80000
#00c864

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: Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

#0000c8
#c80000
#00c800

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.

#c800c8
#00c8c8
#00c800
#c80000

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: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

#c80064
#c80000
#c86400

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 #c80000: "a sense of urgency".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #c80000 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 #c80000 with black #000000.

#280000
#3c0000
#500000
#640000
#780000
#8c0000
#a00000
#b40000

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #c80000 with white #FFFFFF.

#d33333
#d84c4c
#de6666
#e37f7f
#e99999
#eeb2b2
#f4cccc
#f9e5e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #c80000 with gray #808080.

#8e6666
#955959
#9c4c4c
#a44040
#ab3333
#b22626
#b91919
#c00c0c

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 #c80000 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 #c80000 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 #c80000 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #c80000 appears as #cb0000 when in old daylight and as #cf0000 when in daylight 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 #c80000

#c80000 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.

Boston University red
Harvard crimson
Venetian red
Medium red
Mordant red 19
International orange (engineering)
Blood orange
Electric red

Furthest named colors to #c80000

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #c80000. 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 #c80000, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

NFL uses the color #d50a0a

#d50a0a
#013369
  

Staples uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
#2c8aec
#ffcc00
 

Mastercard uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
#000066
#ff9900
 

Red Hat uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
   

Avira uses the color #d40000

#d40000
   

Target uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
   

Virgin Money uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
#333333
#7a3671
#a896a0
#a93c3b
#bd1d65
  

NC State University uses the color #cc0000

#000000
#cc0000
  

Ruby on Rails uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
   

MLB uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
#000088
  

CVS uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
   

CNN uses the color #cc0000

#000000
#cc0000
#282828
#464646

Texas Tech University uses the color #cc0000

#000000
#cc0000
  

Tesla uses the color #cc0000

#cc0000
   
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 #c80000
Java new Color(200, 0, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 200, 0, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.7843 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.7843f, 0f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.7843, green:0, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0000C8
Python Color('#c80000')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #c80000. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13107200 while the individual RGB conversions are: 200, 0, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary110010000000000000000000
Hexc80000
Octal31000
Decimal20000

If you're considering using #c80000 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 #c80000 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #c80000 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #c80000 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #c80000 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #c80000 background.

This text is hex color #c80000 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #c80000 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #c80000 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #c80000 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 #c80000.

Buttons

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