Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006) color information

The hexidecimal color, #cc0006, may be mistaken for "Boston University red" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "dark red". When people spot this color, Boston University red (#cc0006), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: an increased appetite, safety and comfort, impulsion, transportation and cars, and anger. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for energy.

Breakdown of #cc0006

#cc0006 is made up of (204, 0, 6) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 100.00, 97.06, 20.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13369350 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0000. White should be used ontop of #cc0006 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #cc0006. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #cc0006 luma #61.67
Websafe hex #cc0000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(204, 0, 6) Adobe RGB (174.00, 15.00, 0.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(80%, 0%, 2%) Closest named color Boston University red
rgba rgba(204.0, 0.0, 6.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, 63.59, 22.46)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 100.00, 97.06, 20.00) CIE-L*ab (42.76, 67.07, 59.43)
hsv hsv(358.50, 100.00, 40.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 89.61, 41.54)
hsb hsb(358.50, 100.00, 80.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, 139.31, 31.31)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006)

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" #cc0006 and the second color is called the "compliment" #00ccc5.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #cc0006 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #00ccc5.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006)

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.

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

Lighter shades of #cc0006

Lighter shades are produced by blending #cc0006 with white

Darker shades of #cc0006

Darker shades are produced by blending #cc0006 with black

Tones of #cc0006

Tones are produced by blending #cc0006 with gray

Gradients including #cc0006

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 #cc0006 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#cc0006 → #00ccc5
#cc0006 → #db4c50
#cc0006 → #ffffff
#cc0006 → #cc5f00
#cc0006 → #7a0003
#cc0006 → #cc006c

How #cc0006 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #cc0006 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 #cc0006 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #cc0006

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

#cc0006might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #cc0006

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#cc0006. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #cc0006

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 #cc0006
Java new Color(204, 0, 6);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 204, 0, 6);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:204 green:0 blue:6 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(204f, 0f, 6f);
Swift UIColor(red:204, green:0, blue:6, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0600cc
Python Color('#cc0006')

Base Conversions of hex color #cc0006

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #cc0006. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13369350 while the individual RGB conversions are: 204, 0, 6.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11001100 00000000 00000110
Hex cc 00 06
Octal 314 0 6
Decimal 204 0 6

#cc0006 Icons

If you're considering using #cc0006 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Boston University red (#cc0006) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #cc0006 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 #cc0006 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #cc0006 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #cc0006 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #cc0006 background.
This text is hex color #cc0006 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #cc0006 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #cc0006 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #cc0006 and white (#ffffff) background.