Faux-Boston University red (#c80000) color information

Hex color #c80000 is related to "Boston University red" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "dark red". When people from western culture see this color, Boston University red (#c80000), used in brand logos, they might associate it with feelings of love and affection, their physical self and being, an increased heart rate, food and restaurants, and passion. Colors labeled as "dark red" are rarely tied to finance and wealth. Texas Tech University, CNN, and CVS are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

#c80000 is made up of (200, 0, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 100.00, 100.00, 21.57) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13107200 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0000. 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 luma #59.80
Websafe hex #cc0000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(200, 0, 0) Adobe RGB (172.00, 0.00, 0.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(78%, 0%, 0%) Closest named color Boston University red
rgba rgba(200.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (34.64, 65.93, 21.45)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 100.00, 100.00, 21.57) CIE-L*ab (41.22, 69.41, 56.76)
hsv hsv(0.00, 100.00, 39.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (41.22, 89.66, 39.27)
hsb hsb(0.00, 100.00, 78.00) CIE-L*uv (41.22, 142.49, 28.61)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

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" #00c6c6.

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.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #c80000 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #00c6c6.

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.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

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.

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

Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #c80000, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #c80000, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #c80000

When you combine pure gray with this color, #c80000, tones are produced.

#c80000 in gradients

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 section above.

#c80000 → #00c6c6
#c80000 → #d84c4c
#c80000 → #ffffff
#c80000 → #c66300
#c80000 → #780000
#c80000 → #c60063

#c80000 in different lighting conditions

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.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Boston University red (#c80000)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#c80000might 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Boston University red (#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.

Tesla
Texas Tech University
CNN
CVS
MLB
Ruby on Rails
NC State University
Virgin Money
Target
Red Hat
Mastercard
Staples

#c80000 in programming

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.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #c80000
Java new Color(200, 0, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 200, 0, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:200 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(200f, 0f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:200, green:0, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0000c8
Python Color('#c80000')

Base Conversions of hex 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.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11001000 00000000 00000000
Hex c8 00 00
Octal 310 0 0
Decimal 200 0 0

#c80000 Icons

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.

Color Faux-Boston University red (#c80000) on different backgrounds

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. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

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.