Red Peppercorn Color


Red Peppercorn is vibrant, warm-toned shade of cool red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #39d2bd
Complementary Color #2dc6b1
Color Shade: cool red (351.76° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 47.65% (better contrasting with white)
Red Peppercorn Color Sample
Red Peppercorn Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c62d42

If you're looking for a similar cool red shade, there are some better alternatives to Red Peppercorn Color. The Velvet Cake color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Primal Red (#a92b4f) for more calm effect. Try 1989 Miami Hotline as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#2dc6b1 is the best complementary color to Red Peppercorn. Warm cyan shades generally complement the cool red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c62d42 complementary color is Shamrock, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm magenta, cool red, and warm red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Brick Red are #c62d8e and #c6642d. Thus found on the left and right of #c62d42 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Medium Red Violet and Tuscany colors as they work well with Red Peppercorn.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Red Peppercorn palette consists of #2d8ec6 and #2dc664 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2dc6b1). Try Curious Blue and Jungle Green colors in combination with #c62d42, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #c62d42 offers a combination of cool blue and warm green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Red Peppercorn. Thus Cerulean Blue and Apple giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Red Peppercorn contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Shamrock, Atlantis, and Purple Heart split by 90° on the color wheel. #c62d42 square combo is a palette of cool red, cool yellow, warm cyan and warm blue shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Red Peppercorn tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#2dc6b1) and two others. The Apple is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Purple Heart – 120° from the complementary Shamrock. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #42c62d and #b02dc6.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c62d42 is made of 64% red, 15% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Red Peppercorn has a hue angle of 351.76°, a saturation of 62.96% and a lightness of 47.65%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c62d42 is made of 0% cyan, 60% magenta, 51.77% yellow and 22.35% black ink.

HEX #c62d42
RGB Decimal rgb(198,45,66)
RGB Percentage 64%, 15%, 21%
CMYK 0, 60, 51.77, 22.35
HSL hsl(351.76,62.96%,47.65%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(351.76,77.27%,77.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(44.626,59.9366,26.0387)
XYZ xyz(25.2105,14.2759,6.581)