Red colour

Red is a bold, energetic colour often used to create dynamic and captivating art pieces. It can evoke feelings of passion, excitement, and creativity. Red is an intensive vibrant color.

What is a complementary colour to red?

Green is a complementary colour to red.

Green is directly across from red on the colour wheel. This creates a visually appealing contrast and makes each colour appear more intense.

What are complementary colours?

Complementary colours are a combination that provides a high contrast and high impact colour combination – together, these colours will appear brighter and more prominent.

What is the colour wheel?

The colour wheel is a diagram used in the visual arts to represent the colours of the visible spectrum and their relationships to one another.

What is a good contrasting colour combination with red?

Green & red colours are high in contrast. This combination makes red appear more vibrant and defined.

What is a neutral colour combination with red?

Beige and grey are neutral colours that complement red without competing with it, creating a harmonious balance.

Colour palette (examples)

Examples of colours that work well with red.

Keep in mind that colour palettes can vary depending on the design style, brand identity, and personal preferences. These palettes are meant to serve as a starting point for your design explorations.

Colours in the colour palette

  • Harmonize with the main colour
  • Create a visually appealing contrast with the main colour
  • Enhance the main colour without overpowering it
  • Create a cohesive and consistent look with the main colour

Monochromatic colours

  • Fire Engine Red: #FF0000
  • Coral Red: #FF3F3F
  • Light Coral: #FF6F6F
  • Pastel Red: #FF9999
  • Pale Red: #FFC0C0

Analogous colours

  • Orange: #FFA500
  • Yellow: #FFFF00
  • Purple: #800080