Qatar’s National Flag Color – Pantone 222c (Qatar Red)

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A colleague shared an interesting fact with me today. Qatar’s exact Pantone is 222c. I decided that I wanted to find the exact shade and dived online.

Officially known in the color world as Qatar Red (not Maroon!), it’s quite a hard color to print.

It took me a whole hour to replicate the exact shade of 222c (since versions on the web were inaccurate, photoshop’s color profiles kept messing with shades, etc..).

For those interested. Best thing to do is shift to ‘LAB’ instead of RGB, keep it at 8bit, and then go through the swatch (and make a few adjustments using the color picker.)

I also put together the HEX code and RGB corresponding code in case someone wants to match it themselves 🙂

Here you go!

  • Matthias

    Pantone 222c is now wrong. The official color code is now Pantone # 1955 C.

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