Nobody can deny that red is one of the boldest, brightest colors out there! For centuries red has been linked to fiery emotions such as love and passion and even anger and aggression.
Red is used to grab attention and create a sense of urgency which is why colors like blood red are such popular colors in corporate branding and advertising especially when it comes to clearance sales and promotions. Red is also an incredibly popular color that is used for restaurants, takeaway businesses, and food packaging because it stimulates the appetite!
In this article, we are going to look at the many different shades of red and the name of each red color as well as red hex codes and red RGB codes that are used to create each different shade of red.
Red Hex Codes: Understanding the Different Shades of Red
In my previous article about blue color codes and how to use them, I explained how each color can be displayed as a hex color code, which is displayed in the following format:
Or, an RGB color code which is displayed in this format:
rgb(rr, gg, bb)
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True Red Hex Code
Hex color codes are made up of 6 letters or numbers which specify how much red, green, and blue are within a specific color – zero meaning that there is no color, and F meaning that the color is fully saturated. If you were to have a hex color code of #000000 there would be no color (black).
Red is one of the primary colors along with blue and green – this means that the primary red color does not contain any blue or green.
The true red / primary red hex code is #FF0000.
Red is important because it is used to create other colors such as yellow which is a combination of red and green.
Primary Red RGB Code
RGB codes are also broken down into three sections, each specifying how much red, green, and blue are in each color.
The true red RGB code is rgb(255, 0, 0)
When using RGB color codes, you use numbers from 0 to 255 to specify how much red, green, and blue are contained in a specific color. In the case of true red, red is fully saturated (255) while there is zero green and blue.
Primary Red Color Swatch
True red or primary red is the most intense shade of red there because it contains no green or blue. By changing the red values or adding different amounts of green and blue, you can change the color to suit you.
True Red / Primary Red
Red Hex Code: #FF0000
Red RGB Code: RGB(255, 0, 0)
Red Hex Code and RGB Chart
Creating different shades of red is easy once you know how the RGB and hex color codes work. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular shades of red to give you an idea of the variety of different reds you can create.
|RED SHADE NAME||RED HEX CODE||RED RGB CODE|
|Blood Night||#551606||rgb(85, 22, 6)|
|Black Bean||#3D0C02||rgb(61, 12, 2)|
|Dark Scarlet||#560319||rgb(86, 3, 25)|
|Red Blood||#660000||rgb(102, 0, 0)|
|Blood Red||#7E3517||rgb(126, 53, 23)|
|Vermilion||#7E191B||rgb(126, 25, 27)|
|Deep Red||#800517||rgb(128, 5, 23)|
|Dark Red||#8B0000||rgb(139, 0, 0)|
|Burgundy||#8C001A||rgb(140, 0, 26)|
|Saffron Red||#931314||rgb(147, 19, 20)|
|Crimson Red||#990000||rgb(153, 0, 0)|
|Cranberry||#9F000F||rgb(159, 0, 15)|
|Carbon Red||#A70D2A||rgb(167, 13, 42)|
|Brown||#A52A2A||rgb(165, 42, 42)|
|Fire Brick||#B22222||rgb(178, 34, 34)|
|Tomato Sauce Red||#B21807||rgb(178, 24, 7)|
|Chilli Pepper||#C11B17||rgb(193, 27, 23)|
|Love Red||#E41B17||rgb(228, 27, 23)|
|Lava Red||#E42217||rgb(228, 34, 23)|
|Imperial Red||#ed2939||rgb(237, 41, 57)|
|Tractor Red||#fd0e35||rgb(253, 14, 53)|
|Ruby Red||#F62217||rgb(246, 34, 23)|
|Fire Engine Red||#F62817||rgb(246, 40, 23)|
|Ferrari Red||#F70D1A||rgb(247, 13, 26)|
|Neon Red||#FD1C03||rgb(253, 28, 3)|
|Red||#FF0000||rgb(255, 0, 0)|
|Scarlet Red||#FF2400||rgb(255, 36, 0)|
|Coral Red||#ff4040||rgb(255, 64, 64)|
|Red Orange||#ff5349||rgb(255, 83, 73)|
|Grapefruit||#DC381F||rgb(220, 56, 31)|
|Rusty Red||#da2c43||rgb(218, 44, 67)|
|Jasper||#d73b3e||rgb(215, 59, 62)|
|Cherry Red||#C24641||rgb(194, 70, 65)|
|Chestnut Red||#C34A2C||rgb(195, 74, 44)|
|Red Fox||#C35817||rgb(195, 88, 23)|
|Copper Red||#CB6D51||rgb(203, 109, 81)|
|Shocking Orange||#E55B3C||rgb(229, 91, 60)|
|Red Gold||#EB5406||rgb(235, 84, 6)|
|Tomato||#FF6347||rgb(255, 99, 71)|
|Sunset Orange||#fd5e53||rgb(253, 94, 83)|
|Pastel Red||#ff6961||rgb(255, 105, 97)|
|Bittersweet||#fe6f5e||rgb(254, 111, 94)|
|Salmon||#fa8072||rgb(250, 128, 114)|
|Valentine Red||#E55451||rgb(229, 84, 81)|
|Pink Coral||#E77471||rgb(231, 116, 113)|
|Light Coral||#f08080||rgb(240, 128, 128)|
|Brink Pink||#F67280||rgb(246, 114, 128)|
|Blush Red||#E56E94||rgb(229, 110, 148)|
|Pale Violet Red||#DB7093||rgb(219, 112, 147)|
|Medium Violet Red||#C71585||rgb(199, 21, 133)|
|Violet Red||#F6358A||rgb(246, 53, 138)|
|Bright Maroon||#C32148||rgb(195, 33, 72)|
|Rose Red||#C21E56||rgb(194, 30, 86)|
|Indian Red||#CD5C5C||rgb(205, 92, 92)|
|Red Pink||#FA2A55||rgb(250, 42, 85)|
|Radical Red||#ff355e||rgb(255, 53, 94)|
|Light Red||#FFCCCB||rgb(255, 204, 203)|
|Red White||#F3E8EA||rgb(243, 232, 234)|
How To Use Red On Your Website And In Your Marketing
Red is such a bold, attention-grabbing color that you can use it strategically to draw attention to the most important messages on your website and in your branding and marketing.
But red does need to be balanced so that it isn’t overwhelming. Luckily with so many different shades of red, you should easily be able to find a red color that suits your brand’s personality and your target audience.
For example, you could choose a darker burgundy color if you have a luxury brand where you want to convey a sense of sophistication. Alternatively, you could use a bright red if your brand is focused on a young and energetic audience.
Combining red with other colors (especially neutral colors) is a great way to create slick, clean, and professional designs without overwhelming your audience.
Companies That Have Red Logos & Branding
There are lots of businesses and companies that have red logos! Here are just a few to inspire you!
Learn More About The Color Red!
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Red is an awesome color to choose if you are building your website and are looking for something to grab your audience’s attention! And with red being a warm color that is linked to feelings of happiness and well-being it can be used to your advantage if you want to create a sense of energy and fun for your brand. And with so many different shades of red to choose from with a selection of red hex codes to use, you are sure to find a color that is perfect for you whether you are looking for light and bright shades such as Ferrari Red or darker reds such as Vermilion.