Faux-Crimson (#e21737) color information

#e21737 is the hex color code that is very close to "Crimson" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "generic red". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Crimson (#e21737), in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: generally strong emotions, survival and tactical thinking, a sense of urgency, technology, and loud. Colors labeled as "generic red" are rarely tied to travel. Domino’s and Walgreens use this color in their branding.

#e21737 Breakdown

#e21737 is made up of (226, 23, 55) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 89.82, 75.66, 11.37) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14817079 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc0033. 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 luma #87.29
Websafe hex #cc0033 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(226, 23, 55) Adobe RGB (196.00, 12.00, 56.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(89%, 9%, 22%) Closest named color Crimson
rgba rgba(226.0, 23.0, 55.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, 74.07, 20.17)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 89.82, 75.66, 11.37) CIE-L*ab (48.26, 74.44, 39.17)
hsv hsv(350.25, 81.63, 49.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (48.26, 84.12, 27.75)
hsb hsb(350.25, 89.89, 89.00) CIE-L*uv (48.26, 149.19, 22.97)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Crimson (#e21737)

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" #16e2c0.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Crimson (#e21737)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #e21737 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #16e2c0.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Crimson (#e21737)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Crimson (#e21737)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Crimson (#e21737)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter variations of #e21737

Lighter shades of #e21737 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #e21737

Darker shades of #e21737 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #e21737

Tones of #e21737 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Crimson (#e21737) 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 #e21737 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#e21737 → #16e2c0
#e21737 → #ea5c73
#e21737 → #ffffff
#e21737 → #e25a16
#e21737 → #870d21
#e21737 → #e2169e

Faux-Crimson (#e21737) in different environments

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.

#e21737 popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#e21737might 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.

#e21737 popular opposites

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.

Walgreens
Domino’s

#e21737 in coding

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 #e21737
Java new Color(226, 23, 55);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 226, 23, 55);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:226 green:23 blue:55 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(226f, 23f, 55f);
Swift UIColor(red:226, green:23, blue:55, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $3717e2
Python Color('#e21737')

Base Conversions of hex 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.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11100010 00010111 00110111
Hex e2 17 37
Octal 342 27 67
Decimal 226 23 55

#e21737 Icons

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.

Color Faux-Crimson (#e21737) on different backgrounds

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. 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 #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.