50 Shades of Red: Previews, Names, HEX and RGB Codes

Other colors are considered peaceful while red is considered the color of extremes and it contradicts all colors. Red is categorized as a very strong color, and a lot of business owners consider using it on their logos, projects, and advertisements because they believe that it portrays their strong desire and passion to execute their visions. If you also notice a lot of restaurants use red on their interior design and packaging since based on studies it helps people increase their appetite and speed up their metabolism.

If your favorite color is red, you are considered to have a high level of engagement with other people. Based on color psychology, people who love red have a strong desire to become the best and win any challenges they face. Having a personality color red means that you are bold, determined, energetic, and confident. If we will base it on history, red is associated with sacrifice and courage. Sometimes it can also portray negative emotions like anger, violence, and aggression.

Red is one of the best colors to consider for your business, you can use it on your presentations, logo, advertisements, and packaging especially if you are in the food, sports and cosmetic industry. Just a quick trivia, red is well-known as a lucky color that’s why most business owners use it. Listed below are the top 50 shades of red with their corresponding Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes.

Amaranth Red

Amaranth red is a reddish-rose color that was inspired by the flower of the amaranth plant. In Greek mythology, it signifies immortality because they believe that this flower never dies and grows on top of Mount Olympus. It is often used in designs due to its ability to blend well with neutral colors.

Hex #F4364C
RGB 244,54,76
CMYK 0,78,69,4


Salmon is a warm and nurturing color, it evokes hope, vitality, and persistence. You can often see this on websites about newborn babies, mothers, and families. Most people believe that salmon will give you lightheartedness and a relaxing atmosphere.

Hex #B80F0A
RGB 250,128,114
CMYK 0,49,54,2


If you are looking for a good accent color for your design, Tomato is the one for you. It also symbolizes health, wealth, and happiness, so if you are working on websites or projects with this theme this shade is the perfect fit for you.

Hex #FF6347
RGB 255,99,71
CMYK 0,61,72,0


Brick shade got its name from a brick that was made from clay. If you are looking for some shade for your classic designs this would be a great option for you. This color also portrays the meaning of being timeless.

Hex #7E2811
RGB 126,40,17
CMYK 0,68,87,51


Maroon is a color that is greatly related to Buddhism. It has a mysterious effect that portrays depth, passion, spirituality, and wisdom. In other people, it helps them relax and become more creative.

Hex #800000
RGB 128,0,0
CMYK 0,100,100,50


Vermilion is also known as red-orange, it has the same color as the blood that’s why it is considered the color of life which also symbolizes victory and success.

Hex #7E191B
RGB 126,25,27
CMYK 0,80,79,51

Candy Apple

If you are looking for bright colors, candy apple is the perfect shade for you. Not only it is good at designing eye catchy advertisements, but it also portrays immortality and fertility.

Hex #FF0800
RGB 255,8,0
CMYK 0,97,100,0


Given the name Ferrari, this is the shade that was used in the logo of a well-known car company Ferarri. You can also see this color on some of their sports car. This red-orange shade can combine well with black, white, and blue.

Hex #FF2800
RGB 255,40,0
CMYK 0,97,100,0


Mahogany is a reddish-brown color. This kind of shade is often used in hair colors but it also fits well with your website background or the interior of your office.

Hex #420D09
RGB 66,13,9
CMYK 0,80,86,74


This deep reddish-brown shade was inspired by a wine from the Burgundy region in France. Like mahogany, this shade is often used in cosmetics, hair colors, and nail colors. Burgundy portrays elegance, wealth, and power.

Hex #8D021F
RGB 141,2,31
CMYK 0,99,78,45


From the name Rust, the shade was inspired by the color of iron rust. When it comes to art it often portrays ruin, neglect, and decay. However, it will show its true beauty if you partner it with other light colors.

Hex #933A16
RGB 147,58,22
CMYK 0,61,85,42


Crimson is a more vibrant version of true red. This shade is irresistible in the design world, it is considered to portray love, affection, vigor, and courage.

Hex #B80F0A
RGB 184,15,10
CMYK 0,92,95,28

Orange Red

This bright and exciting color is one of the colors that you would see in sexual wellness products. Most people believe that orange-red corresponds to pleasure, domination, and desire.

Hex #AA0000
RGB 170,0,0
CMYK 0,100,100,33

49ers Red

49ers red a bright red that is almost scarlet red was specifically made for the NFL team San Francisco 49ers. It symbolizes the miners from the gold rush era that usually wears red clothes.

Hex #AA0000
RGB 170,0,0
CMYK 0,100,100,33

Ajax Red

If you are a big fan of football and looking for the shade used in the Ajax team logo, this is the perfect shade for you. Ajax red was the shade that was used in the uniform of one of the successful teams in the Netherlands, Ajax.

Hex #D2122E
RGB 210,18,46
CMYK 0,91,78,18

Angel Red

Angel red is often related to religion, this specific shade represents wise service. Most people believe that angel red helps you communicate well or focus your prayers on the angels that you are seeking help with.

Hex #BA0021
RGB 186,0,33
CMYK 0,100,82,27

American Rose

In American culture, the red rose often represents love and romance. This color got its shade from the typical red rose with just a little bit of tweak in brightness and sharpness.

Hex #FF033E
RGB 255,3,62
CMYK 0,99,76,0

Auburn Red

You can often see auburn red as a hair color. Basically, it is a combination of red and brown, and in early 1800, it was known as auburn locks.

Hex #A52A2A
RGB 165,42,42
CMYK 0,75,75,35

Arsenal Red

Arsenal red is the official color of the famous football club in the United Kingdom. This bright red color was believed to symbolize the state of being rare.

Hex #DB0007
RGB 219,0,7
CMYK 0,100,97,14

Bills Red

We are talking about another football team known as the Buffalo Bill a professional football team in Buffalo, New York. When it comes to a business perspective bills red is being used in the financial balance sheet.

Hex #C60C30
RGB 198,12,48
CMYK 0,94,76,22

Blood Red

The name blood red came from the shade of real fresh blood, it is described as a deep red color. You can often see this shade being used in cosmetics like lip tints and lipsticks.

Hex #660000
RGB 102,0,0
CMYK 0,100,100,60

Carnelian Red

Carnelian is a reddish-orange color that represents fertility and the power of a woman’s womb. Its name was derived from a mineral that was believed to protect the wearer from sluggish energies.

Hex #B31B1B
RGB 179,27,27
CMYK 0,85,85,30

Chocolate Cosmos Red

Chocolate cosmos red got its name from chocolate cosmos flowers. It got the same shade of deep red with a touch of brown. Most people believe that this color portrays feelings of intense love.

Hex #58111A
RGB 88,17,26
CMYK 0,81,70,65

Coral Red

Coral red is described to have a strong reddish-orange color. It is considered to be the most classic shade of coral. Most people believe that it helps in maximizing vitality, mental focus, and wellness.

Hex #FF7F50
RGB 255,127,80
CMYK 0,50,69,0

Cordovan Red

Most people ask if Cordovan is a color or leather but in reality, Cordovan red got its shade from leather made by a famous company in Chicago. Its name was derived from the city of Cordova in Spain.

Hex #893F45
RGB 137,63,69
CMYK 0,54,50,46

Falu Red

Falu red is a famous color in Sweden that was often used to paint barns. It has a transforming feature that it starts from an earthy yellow shade and then becomes a brilliant red color once exposed to heat.

Hex #801818
RGB 128,24,24
CMYK 0,81,81,50

Folly Red

Folly red is considered a primary color from the red family color. It is often used in branding because it portrays safety and comfort.

Hex #FF004F
RGB 255,0,79
CMYK 0,100,69,0

Flame Red

Flame red is categorized as a strong reddish-orange color. Basically, it belongs to the family color of red but it portrays the excitement of yellow and the warmth of orange which makes it a good choice for marketing designs.

Hex #E25822
RGB 226,88,34
CMYK 0,61,85,11

Garnet Red

This shade came from the translucent mineral called Garnet. It is often associated with heart and blood and most people call it the color of passion.

Hex #733635
RGB 115,54,53
CMYK 0,53,54,55

Japanese Carmine

The name Carmine literally means rouge in Japanese vocabulary. From the word, rouge it is often used in cosmetics for cheeks and lips. It also resembles the color of dried blood thus making it a perfect color for movies or animations that portrays crime.

Hex #9D2933
RGB 157,41,51
CMYK 0,74,68,38

Jelly Bean Red

If we are talking about jelly beans the first thing that comes to our mind is candy. Jelly bean red was first pigmented in the 1900s that was used in a mixed bag of jelly beans.

Hex #DA614E
RGB 218,97,78
CMYK 0,56,64,15

Lust Red

Red is often associated with romantic love. However, it does not end with that since lust red portrays lust and sexuality which made it a perfect shade for lipstick, lip tint, and other cosmetic products.

Hex #E62020
RGB 230,32,32
CMYK 0,86,86,10

Lava Red

Lava red is a color with high brightness and high saturation. This shade portrays a burning hot feeling which made it a perfect shade for designs that requires hotness.

Hex #CF1020
RGB 207,16,32
CMYK 0,92,85,19

Liverpool Red

This shade came from one of the most famous football clubs in the world the Liverpool Football Club. All of their members wear an all-red uniform which later on explained that they believe it carries a psychological impact that red is for danger and power.

Hex #C8102E
RGB 200,16,46
CMYK 0,92,77,22

Manchester United Red

This is the official shade for the Manchester United Football Club, they are well known as the red devils and they believe that this specific shade portrays their wisdom and effort.

Hex #DA291C
RGB 218,41,28
CMYK 0,81,87,15

Munsell Red

Munsel red came from an old method of organizing colors. This shade got its name from the professor who created the Munsell system, Professor Albert Munsell.

Hex #F2003C
RGB 242,0,60
CMYK 0,100,75,5

Pastel Red

If you have noticed, Pastel red is often used in cosmetics and photography that would like to portray a fierce emotion. This color is often associated with intensity, energy and anger.

Hex #FF6961
RGB 255,105,97
CMYK 0,59,62,0

Red Devil

The red devil got its shade and color from a sodium salt that was used for treating convulsions. It was also used as a symbolic color that is referring to a king’s power.

Hex #860111
RGB 134,1,17
CMYK 0,99,87,47

Rosewood Red

Rosewood red belongs to the dark red color family. It was inspired by a tree called Rosewood that gives off a dark red color that is almost black. This shade is often used in painting furniture and interior designs if you want to have a classic theme.

Hex #65000B
RGB 101,0,11
CMYK 0,100,89,60

Sanguine Red

The Red Chalk is also called Sanguine in French. This shade is a reddish-brown color that resembles the color of dried blood. When it comes to art it often represents anger, aggression, and death.

Hex #BC3F4A
RGB 188,63,74
CMYK 0,66,61,26

Tawny Red

The word tawny means tan-colored, this shade is often used by leather companies to dye their products. It is believed that it portrays warmth and boldness.

Hex #CD5700
RGB 205,87,0
CMYK 0,58,100,20

Wine Red

Wine red is in the dark red family color. Most wines have this color and it is said to symbolize passion, energy, and love. In Western cultures, it is said that people who have this color on their clothes are considered high classes and wealthy.

Hex #722F37
RGB 114,47,55
CMYK 0,59,52,55

UP Maroon

UP Maroon is a shade that was specifically made for a varsity team of the University of the Philippines. It was said that they believe this color portrays bravery and boldness.

Hex #7B1113
RGB 123,17,19
CMYK 0,86,85,52

Venetian Red

Venetian red portrays a dramatic and fascinating story. It came from the natural decomposition of iron oxide. This is the shade that was often used in the painting be it prehistory or modern arts.

Hex #C80815
RGB 200,8,21
CMYK 0,96,89,22

Tractor Red

If you have noticed most of the tractors are painted red, this specific shade was called Tractor Red. This bright colored shade of red is specifically made for tractors to provide more visibility while in the field making it increase safety.

Hex #FD0E35
RGB 253,14,53
CMYK 0,94,79,1

Spanish Red

Spanish red is a dark red color that is also known as Rojo. It is said that on Spain’s flag red signifies bloodshed for freedom.

Hex #E60026
RGB 230,0,38
CMYK 0,100,83,10

Rufous Red

Rufous red is known to have a brownish-red or reddish-brown shade. It is often used in painting to portray rust or oxidized iron. Rufous red is also used to describe the skin, fur, and feather of an animal or bird.

Hex #A81C07
RGB 168,28,7
CMYK 0,83,96,34

Red Sox

Red sox is the official shade that was used by the famous American baseball team, Boston Red Sox. The color was chosen by the owner John Taylor who believe that red sox color would help them standout.

Hex #BD3039
RGB 189, 48, 57
CMYK 0,75,70,26

Prune Red

This shade belongs to the dark red color family. The shade was inspired by a dried prune fruit. Prune red is a color that is very versatile, it can be used on any formal occasion. Due to its versatility, a lot of designers and artists use this shade to create a masterpiece. Most people believe that it symbolizes courage and sacrifice.

Hex #701C1C
RGB 112,28,28
CMYK 0,75,75,56

Coke Red

Coke red is the official shade of a well-known cola brand Coca-cola. The company believes that this color helps them in marketing to portray power, excitement, energy, and passion. As we all know it is said that the color red helps increase appetite which made it a good choice for companies in the food industry.

Hex #F40009
RGB 244,0,9
CMYK 0,100,96,4

Red is the most commonly used color in businesses, especially in the cosmetic, food, and sports industry. I provided the top 50 shades of red that will help you choose what shade should you choose for your business, designs, and presentation. You can also consider picking the most eye-catchy and meaningful shade that would represent you and your company’s visions. Hence I can say the red is definitely the strongest color out there. Don’t forget to leave your comments below!

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