Sometimes, your website design or font needs a little update or just a darker hue. Or maybe you need a color for a new design project. When this happens, you want to find the perfect shade to use. We have picked out the most commonly used ones and the most beautiful shades of red color and included their names and HTML, Hex, RGB codes. Be sure to try them out on backgrounds, fonts, shapes, forms, lines, textures and other design elements.
This red shade is a warm, watermelon color. It is perfect for cookbook advertising and retro graphic design. It is also bright enough for use as the main color scheme.
This bright, orange-red hue evokes feelings of new bikes and bright, wooden toys.
This is a nice, cool, clay color. The light tones give it a sandy feel. The cool undertones make it feel appropriate for interior decorating.
This deep, rusty, red-brown color is perfect for old barns and modern high-heeled shoes. The warm, earthy tones pair well with orange and terracotta. The dark shade really pops as a background color.
This bright, warm red has a hint of brown in it. This softens an otherwise garish shade. It feels rustic and earthy. This would be a great shade for paintings and earthenware.
This bright fuchsia pink is perfect for websites about women or for professional network marketing sites aimed at wives and mothers. This bold rose color is both bright and softly feminine. Pair it with pale pink or black polka dots.
This deep, warm red is perfect for fireplaces, beauty sites, and professional legal services. This is a classic color, and it works well as a background color. Accent it with gold and black to complement a professional musician’s site.
This is a somewhat light red in warm tones. It’s a great accent color, and it works well to complement browns, tans, and other neutrals.
This color is mostly grayscale with just enough red to make it pop. If it was paired with a true gray, the red in it would stand out. Next to our other reds, however, it feels pretty neutral.
This is a beautiful, deep, rose red color. The blue undertones make it a cool-toned red, and the deep rose hue makes it perfect for women’s products.
This is a warm pink, slightly similar to salmon. It has one or two drops of blue in it. This is just enough to make it fairly neutral in your color palette. Pair with grays, charcoals, and whites.
This is a rustic brownish-red color, but it is not warm-toned. It has blue undertones and is, therefore, cool-toned. This is an excellent color to use for interior decorating and to cool down a warm tan or golden brown.
This is a blush red that is medium-toned and very attractive in any room, website, or clothing manufacturing. Even though it is technically a warm blush color, it has enough blue drops in it to make it fairly neutral.
This bright, warm red has orange undertones. It is perfect for boy’s toys, sports car colors, and autumn decorations. For clothing colors, it is great for people with blue-toned skin. For website colors, it is perfect for construction and hardware stores. Pair it with white and charcoal gray.
This is a true red shade without any blue or yellow undertones. It is a medium to light-toned color, and it pairs well with cool, chocolate brown and pale tan. It will appear as a cooler shade when paired with purples and other blue tones. When paired with black, use black sparingly.
This is a cool-toned, purple-red shade with many blue undertones. It evokes lilacs, lavender, skin-care products, and lipstick colors. Pair with a medium gray or with a cool-toned, light tan.
This is a warm-toned rose red. It has both blue and yellow undertones, so it should be paired with warm, light browns or used to complement cool-toned grays. Because of the additional yellow undertones, this would be appropriate for use with men’s products.
This is a bright, warm, fire-engine red shade. It is the same color you might find on a sexy orange-red sports car, hence the vivacious name. Combine this red with black or pale, cool blue or turquoise.
This is a cool, reddish-brown with plenty of blue undertones. These undertones make this color a decorator’s dream. It can be paired with any true brown or complemented with pure white and navy blue. However you use it, the red will show through.
This is a warm, dark brown with reddish hues all throughout. You should only pair this color with a cool-toned medium tan or with other warm colors. The chocolate hue is very attractive and is a good background color for both websites and rooms of a house.
This rich, deep red hue has many blue undertones and makes a perfect rose red. This color is vibrant and rich enough to stand all by itself. Pair it with charcoal gray and pure white. Keep the colors around it cool-toned, unless you want to blend it with oranges and warm browns for an autumnal color scheme.
This is a lovely brick red with brown undertones. The brown supports the earthy brick feel of this color. This would be a suitable color for an interior decorator’s site, particularly when paired with a cool, light tan, white, and a cool, chocolate brown.
This is a warm light brown color with yellow undertones. The red shading will really pop out if you pair this color with forest green.
This is more of a pale orange hue. It has enough red in it to give it a pink hue, but it definitely has many yellow undertones. Pair this with bright green for a festive Mexican flair.
This has a lovely coral hue with enough yellow undertones to make it very warm and nurturing. Use this for websites about breastfeeding, new mothers, and baby care.
This is a true skin tone and should only be paired with neutral tans and light browns as an off-pink hue. Don’t use this color for websites or interior decorating. Only use it as an off-pink accent color.
This is a cooler shade of pink than the salmon color. It should be used with cool-toned taupe and cool, dark tan colors. This is also a fairly standard color and is used often in home decorating and in softly feminine website design.
Red (True Red)
This is a true red, your basic, undifferentiated red color. Like other true colors, it appears warm when paired with warm colors and cooler when paired with cool colors. As you can see in the coding below, this is your truest shade of red.
This is a dark version of true red. Because it doesn’t have any blue or yellow undertones, you can pair it with both warm and cool colors. It will take on the features of either color tone. This shade is particularly attractive with Indian Red (above) and Pale Violet Red (below).
This is a light, orange-red color that is perfectly paired with warm, golden browns and warm, buttercup yellows. Use this solely as an accent color to warm up a color scheme without overpowering it with bright orange. Pair with black to use on a construction or hardware site.
This is a basic blending of red and orange. Because it is so bright, it should only be used as a single accent color. Use it as an accent color paired with a neutral main color and a neutral accent color. It is easily overpowering, so you should only use it sparingly.
Pale Violet Red
Next to an orangey-red color, this hue appears very purple. In fact, it is a lot warmer than it looks in comparison. It appears much redder when next to a true blue-violet. Use this color to warm up a cool, blue color scheme. It is also a good color to use with brick reds and warm browns.
Pale Violet Red
This shade is the consummate light red. Without any blue tinges, it avoids becoming pink or rose. This color is sometimes used for men’s and boy’s t-shirts. It is also the color of bricks after they have sat in the sun for several decades.
Here is a fresh brick, straight from the manufacturing line. It’s slightly darker and has a little more brown in it than the Vermilion shade.
This is an interesting shade of true red that lies between light red and true, bright red. It does not have any yellow or blue to tint it, so it works well as a monochromatic hue. Use this red for basic, informational sites.
This is close to a bright, true red. However, it has a slight orange undertone. This gives it a warm, tomato color. It is a good construction or masculine color.
Prismatic Vermilion Renewal
This red shade is very similar to true red. However, it has some blue undertones. This gives it a nice, cool shade. Often, when people think of the ideal red, this is the shade they have in mind.
Prismatic Vermilion Renewal
Prismatic Reflection’s Shade
This shade comes across as almost orange. The hue is between true and light red. The undertones are definitely yellow. The overall feel is old-fashioned warmth. Use this shade to depict nostalgia and old farmhouses.
Prismatic Reflection’s Shade
Shades of Red Color
Now that you’ve seen our full palette of red color, you will want to experiment with your website and even put some unusual combinations into your graphic design. It’s not that difficult to create popping color if you combine a bright, fire engine red shade with a cool, pale blue-green turquoise. Hopefully, you can imagine the possibilities now.