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A comprehensive guide to hex color #d54e21

About hex color #d54e21 - near-Flame

Hex color #d54e21 may be mistaken for "Flame". It's labeled as "red". When humans think of red in ads, they might associate it with: an increased appetite, survival and tactical thinking, impulsion, food and restaurants, and anger. It's rarely tied to finance and wealth. Yii Framework, Carrot, and 4 others are using a color close to Flame in their branding. (Explore brands using Flame).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #d54e21 is created using 83.5% red, 30.6% green, and 12.9% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 63.4% magenta, 84.5% yellow, and 16.5% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#d54e21 is made up of R: 213, G: 78, B: 33 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:63.38, Y:84.51, K:16.47 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13979169 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc6633. Its closest named color is "Flame". White should be used ontop of #d54e21 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #d54e21. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #d54e21
Websafe hex #cc6633
rgb 213, 78, 33
rgb percent (%) 83.2%, 30.47%, 12.89%
rgba R: 213, G: 78, B: 33, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:63.38, Y:84.51, K:16.47
hsv 15, 73.17, 48.24
hsb 15, 84.51, 83.53
luma 113.202
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 186, 79, 41
Closest named color Flame
Hunter-Lab 44.39, 47.84, 24.71
CIE-L*ab 51.5, 51.13, 51.97
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 51.5, 72.9, 45.46
CIE-L*uv 51.5, 109.49, 38.85°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #d54e21. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #d54e21 and the second color is called the "compliment" #20a8d5.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #d54e21 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #20a8d5.

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



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



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



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.


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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #d54e21 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 #d54e21 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #d54e21 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #d54e21 with gray #808080.


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 #d54e21 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 #d54e21 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 #d54e21 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #d54e21 appears as #dd4700 when in northern sky daylight and as #d34e44 when in cool fluorescent.

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 #d54e21

#d54e21 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.

Vivid red-tangelo
Orange soda
Vivid vermilion
CG Red

Furthest named colors to #d54e21

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #d54e21. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Neon cyan
Turquoise blue
Lotion blue
Vivid sky blue

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #d54e21, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Carrot uses the color #d74e26


Etsy uses the color #d5641c


WordPress.com uses the color #d54e21


Olark uses the color #d65129


Yii Framework uses the color #d8582b


WordPress uses the color #d54e21

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 #d54e21
Java new Color(213, 78, 33)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 213, 78, 33);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.8353 green:0.3059 blue:0.1294 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.8353f, 0.3059f, 0.1294f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.8353, green:0.3059, blue:0.1294, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $214ED5
Python Color('#d54e21')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #d54e21. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13979169 while the individual RGB conversions are: 213, 78, 33.


If you're considering using #d54e21 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 #d54e21 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #d54e21 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #d54e21 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #d54e21 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #d54e21 background.

This text is hex color #d54e21 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #d54e21 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #d54e21 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #d54e21 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 #d54e21.


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