Persian Red Color


Persian Red is vivid, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #3cc
Complementary Color #32cbcc
Color Shade: mid red (0° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 50% (better contrasting with white)
Persian Red Color Sample
Persian Red Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cc3333

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Persian Red Color. The Coral Burst color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Rosy Sunset (#d95854) for more energetic effect. Try Red Wire as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#32cbcc is the best complementary color to Persian Red. Mid cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c33 complementary color is Turquoise, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm magenta, mid red, and warm red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of White are #cc327f and #cc7f32. Thus found on the left and right of #c33 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Medium Red Violet and Brandy Punch colors as they work well with Persian Red.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Persian Red palette consists of #327fcc and #32cc7f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#32cbcc). Try Mariner and Shamrock colors in combination with #c33, 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 #c33 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 Persian Red. Thus Governor Bay and Apple giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Persian Red contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Turquoise, Atlantis, and Purple Heart split by 90° on the color wheel. #c33 square combo is a palette of mid red, cool yellow, mid 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. Persian Red tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#32cbcc) and two others. The Apple is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fuchsia Pink – 120° from the complementary Turquoise. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #32cc32 and #cc32cb.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cc3333 is made of 67% red, 17% green and 17% blue. In a HSL mode Persian Red has a hue angle of 0°, a saturation of 60% and a lightness of 50%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cc3333 is made of 0% cyan, 60% magenta, 60% yellow and 20% black ink.

HEX #cc3333
RGB Decimal rgb(204,51,51)
RGB Percentage 67%, 17%, 17%
CMYK 0, 60, 60, 20
HSL hsl(0,60%,50%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(0,75%,80%)
CIE-LAB lab(46.2365,59.1327,37.1136)
XYZ xyz(26.6832,15.444,4.7066)