Cardinal is a vivid red, which may get its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals (although the color worn by cardinals is scarlet). The cardinal bird takes its name from this color.

Cardinal
 
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Hex triplet#C41E3A
sRGBB  (rgb)(196, 30, 58)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 85, 70, 23)
HSV       (h, s, v)(350°, 85%, 77%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Cardinal bird (male)
Cardinal bird (male)
The cardinal color takes its name from the color of the robes worn by cardinals.
The cardinal color takes its name from the color of the robes worn by cardinals.

The first recorded use of cardinal as a color name in English was in the year 1698.[2]

Cardinal in other color systemsEdit

The corresponding Pantone Matching System (PMS) color is 200, as seen in the school colors for Wisconsin, Arizona and Wesleyan, and as one of the two official colors of the Phi Kappa Psi and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternities and the only official color of the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. However, Stanford's, M.I.T.´s, and USC´s PMS color is 201, while Carnegie Mellon and Worcester Polytechnic Institute use PMS 187, Brown University uses PMS 192, Iowa State University uses PMS 186, and Ball State University uses PMS 199.

The hex triplet for the web-safe version of the color is #CC2233.

Cardinal in human cultureEdit

Fraternities

School colors

Sports

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called cardinal in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color cardinal is displayed on page 33, Plate 5, Color Sample L5.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 192; Color Sample of Cardinal: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample L5