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A comprehensive guide to hex color #e21737

About hex color #e21737 - near-Crimson

Hex color #e21737 is related to "Crimson". It's labeled as "red". When people from western culture see red in ads, the following may come to mind: feelings of love and affection, survival and tactical thinking, an increased heart rate, transportation and cars, and anger. This color isn't popular for travel. NikeFuel, Domino’s, and 6 others are using a color close to Crimson in their branding. (Explore brands using Crimson).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #e21737 is created using 88.6% red, 9% green, and 21.6% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 89.8% magenta, 75.7% yellow, and 11.4% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
88.6%
 
9%
 
21.6%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
89.8%
 
75.7%
11.4%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#e21737 is made up of R: 226, G: 23, B: 55 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:89.82, Y:75.66, K:11.37 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14817079 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0033. Its closest named color is "Crimson". White should be used ontop of #e21737 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #e21737. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #e21737
Websafe hex #cc0033
rgb 226, 23, 55
rgb percent (%) 88.28%, 8.98%, 21.48%
rgba R: 226, G: 23, B: 55, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:89.82, Y:75.66, K:11.37
hsv 350.54, 81.53, 48.82
hsb 350.54, 89.82, 88.63
luma 87.29
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 194, 29, 57
Closest named color Crimson
Hunter-Lab 41.3, 70.9, 19.93
CIE-L*ab 48.33, 71.84, 38.35
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 48.33, 81.44, 28.09
CIE-L*uv 48.33, 143.38, 23.21°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #e21737. 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" #e21737 and the second color is called the "compliment" #17e2c0.

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

#17e2c0
#e21737

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #e21737 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #17e2c0.

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.

#179ee2
#e21737
#17e25a

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.

#1738e2
#e21737
#38e217

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.

#c017e2
#17e2c0
#38e217
#e21737

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.

#e2179e
#e21737
#e25a17

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 #e21737: "their physical self and being".
 

Please note that 2020 Colours will receive commission for purchases made through the affiliate links above. This page's Amazon links are paid advertisements and are not endoresements or reviews of the product.

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #e21737 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 #e21737 with black #000000.

#2d040b
#430610
#5a0916
#710b1b
#870d21
#9e1026
#b4122c
#cb1431

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #e21737 with white #FFFFFF.

#e7455f
#ea5c73
#ed7387
#f08b9b
#f3a2af
#f6b9c3
#f9d0d7
#fce7eb

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #e21737 with gray #808080.

#936b71
#9d606a
#a75662
#b14b5b
#ba4154
#c4364c
#ce2c45
#d8213e

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 #e21737 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 #e21737 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 #e21737 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #e21737 appears as #e50a24 when in old daylight and as #d9275d 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 #e21737

#e21737 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.

Crimson
Rose madder
Medium candy apple red
Amaranth red
Imperial red
Red (Pantone)
Spanish crimson
Red (pigment)

Furthest named colors to #e21737

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #e21737. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Aqua
Cyan
Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Neon cyan
Turquoise blue
Lotion blue
Sea green (Crayola)

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #e21737, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Domino’s uses the color #e21737

#e21737
#0b648f
  

American Red Cross uses the color #ed1b2e

#000000
#ed1b2e
#004b79
#0091cd
#537b35
#56a0d3
#6d6e70
#7f181b
#8ec06c
#9f9fa3
#b4a996
#c4dff6
#d7d7d8
#d7d7d8
#ecb731
 

DISH Network uses the color #ec1944

#ec1944
   

Pepsi uses the color #e32934

#e32934
#004883
  

NikeFuel uses the color #e2142d

#e2142d
#4bad31
#e95814
#f5dc00

Walgreens uses the color #e31837

#e31837
#2774a6
#35393d
#489cd4
#f37520
   

Wendy’s uses the color #e2203d

#e2203d
#199fda
  

Tesco uses the color #ee1c2e

#ee1c2e
#00539f
  
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 #e21737
Java new Color(226, 23, 55)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 226, 23, 55);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.8863 green:0.0902 blue:0.2157 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.8863f, 0.0902f, 0.2157f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.8863, green:0.0902, blue:0.2157, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $3717E2
Python Color('#e21737')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #e21737. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14817079 while the individual RGB conversions are: 226, 23, 55.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111000100001011100110111
Hexe21737
Octal3422767
Decimal2262355

If you're considering using #e21737 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 #e21737 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #e21737 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #e21737 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #e21737 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #e21737 background.

This text is hex color #e21737 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #e21737 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #e21737 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #e21737 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 #e21737.

Buttons

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