The Full Wiki

More info on Persian red

Persian red: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Persian red is a deep reddish orange earth or pigment from the Persian Gulf composed of a silicate of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It is also called artificial vermillion.

Persian red

Persian Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CC3333
RGBB (r, g, b) (204, 51, 51)
HSV (h, s, v) (5°, 50%, 50%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color Persian red.

The first recorded use of Persian red as a color name in English was in 1897. [1]

The source of this color is a picture of the flag of the Red Lion and Sun: [1].

Persian red in human culture


  • Before the fall of the Iranian monarchy in 1979, in Iran there was an organization called the Red Lion and Sun (see the Red Lion with Sun subsection within the Wikipedia Red Cross article) which was the Iranian equivalent of the Red Cross. In Iran, the lion and sun image was rendered in Persian red on a white background.


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address