Everything about the color Red

The meaning of the color Red and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Red is a rich color with an even richer history. Use of the pigment can be traced way back to Ancient Egypt where it was considered both a color of vitality and celebration, as well as evil and destruction. From here on, red was a staple hue throughout history, used in ancient Grecian murals, in Byzantine clothing to signal status and wealth, and heavily applied throughout art movements ranging from the Renaissance through to modern day art.


Red is considered to be a color of intense emotions, ranging from anger, sacrifice, danger, and heat, through to love, passion, and sexuality. Its hex code is #FF0000.

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Information about Red / #FF0000

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #FF0000 is made of 100% red, 0% green and 0% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #FF0000 is made of 0% cyan, 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black. Red has a hue angle of 0 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #FF0000 has RGB values of R: 100, G: 0, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 1, Y: 1, K:0.




RGB Decimal

255, 0, 0


RGB Percentage

100, 0, 0

rgb(100%, 0%, 0%)


0, 100, 100, 0


0°, 100, 50

hsl(0°, 100%, 50%)

HSV (or HSB)

0°, 100, 100

Web Safe




53.241, 80.092, 67.203


41.246, 21.267, 1.933


0.64, 0.33, 21.267


53.241, 104.552, 39.999


53.241, 175.015, 37.756


46.116, 82.7, 28.335


11111111, 00000000, 00000000

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