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Cinnabar is spicy red orange-like the mineral. Because of its color, it was used as a pigment and carved into jewelry in ancient times. However, after having discovered that it is toxic — being an important ore of mercury — the use was discontinued.


With color ranging from cinnamon to scarlet, cinnabar has the heat of red, vibrancy of orange, and the earthiness of brown. The cinnabar hex code is #E34234.

It blends effortlessly with nearby colors — oranges, neutrals, and even yellows — and helps turquoises and blues pop.

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Information about Cinnabar / #E34234

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #E34234 is made of 89% red, 25.9% green and 20.4% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #E34234 is made of 0% cyan, 71% magenta, 77% yellow and 11% black. Cinnabar has a hue angle of 4.8 degrees, a saturation of 75.8% and a lightness of 54.7%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #E34234 has RGB values of R: 89, G: 25.9, B: 20.4 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.71, Y: 0.77, K:0.11.




RGB Decimal

227, 66, 52

rgb(227, 66, 52)

RGB Percentage

89, 25.9, 20.4

rgb(89%, 25.9%, 20.4%)


0, 71, 77, 11


4.8°, 75.8, 54.7

hsl(4.8°, 75.8%, 54.7%)

HSV (or HSB)

4.8°, 77.1, 89

Web Safe




52.376, 61.081, 44.419


34.251, 20.481, 5.398


0.57, 0.341, 20.481


52.376, 75.524, 36.025


52.376, 126.115, 32.028


45.255, 59.241, 22.995


11100011, 01000010, 00110100

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