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Red (#FF0000)

This article is about notable tints and shades of the color red. These various colors are shown below.

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Notable tints of red

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Pink

Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFC0CB
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 192, 203)
HSV (h, s, v) (350°, 100%, 88%)
Source X11 color names[1]
HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the web color pink, a pale tint of crimson.

This color is identical to the color Tamarisk, the color of the flowers of the Tamarisk plant.[citation needed]

Salmon pink

Salmon Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF91A4
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 145, 164)
HSV (h, s, v) (14°, 62%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color salmon pink is displayed at right.

This is the color called salmon in Crayola crayons.

This color was introduced by Crayola in 1949. See the List of Crayola crayon colors.


Coral pink

Coral Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F88379
RGBB (r, g, b) (248, 131, 121)
HSV (h, s, v) (16°, 69%, 100%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color coral pink is displayed at right, a pinkish orange color. This is perhaps the most common color for corals.

Salmon

Salmon
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FA8072
RGBB (r, g, b) (250, 128, 114)
HSV (h, s, v) (14°, 52%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color salmon is displayed at right.


Coral red

Coral Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF4040
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 64, 64)
HSV (h, s, v) (3°, 82%, 100%)
Source FTHG
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color coral red is displayed at right. This is a representation of the color of red corals.

Carmine red

Carmine Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF0038
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 0, 56)
HSV (h, s, v) (347°, 100%, 100[3]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color carmine red.


Scarlet

Scarlet
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF2000
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 32, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (8°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Scarlet (from the Persian säqirl_t) is a red color with a hue that is somewhat toward the orange.

Candy apple red

Candy Apple Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF0800
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 8, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (2°, 100%, 100[4]%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Candy apple red is a red color with a hue that is very slightly tinged toward orange.

It is a popular color for automobiles.

Computer web color red

Electric red (HTML/CSS web color) (Color wheel red)

Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF0000
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 100%)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color displayed at right, electric red (i.e., as opposed to pigment red) is the brightest possible red that can be reproduced on a computer screen. This color is an approximation of spectrum red. It is one of the three primary colors of light, along with green and blue.

This color is also called color wheel red. It is at precisely 0 (360) degrees on the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel (Image of RGB color wheel:). Its complementary color is cyan.

This color is also the color called red in the X11 web colors, which were originally formulated in 1987.

When approximated (with less brightness) in pigments, this color is sometimes called true red.

Notable shades of red

Pigment red

Pigment Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #ED1C24
RGBB (r, g, b) (237, 28, 36)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 65%)
Source CMYK
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Pigment red is the color red that is achieved by mixing process (printer's) magenta and process (printer's) yellow in equal proportions. This is the color red that is shown in the diagram located at the bottom of the following website offering tintbooks for CMYK printing: [1].

Psychedelic art made people used to brighter colors of red, and pigment colors or colored pencils called "true red" are produced by mixing pigment red with a tiny amount of white. The result approximates (with much less brightness that is possible on a computer screen) the electric red shown above.


Lust

Lust
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #E62020
RGBB (r, g, b) (230, 32, 32)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, %, 90[5]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color lust is displayed at right.

Lust is a rich shade of red.

The color lust attempts to portray the feeling of lust.

This color is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, color for women’s lipstick.[6]

Since this color is not mentioned in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color by Maerz and Paul but is found on the 1955 ISCC-NBS color list (scanned onto the Internet), it seems likely that the formulation of the color and the adoption of its name occurred at or soon after the end of the World War II austerity measures in 1945 as a marketing tool for selling women’s lipstick.

Ruby red

Ruby
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #E0115F
RGBB (r, g, b) (224, 17, 95)
HSV (h, s, v) (338°, 100%, 40%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Ruby red , also called ruby, is a color that is a representation of the color of the cut and polished ruby gemstone.

Crimson

Crimson
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #DC143C
RGBB (r, g, b) (220, 20, 60)
HSV (h, s, v) (348°, 91%, 86%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Crimson is a strong, bright, deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a tiny degree of purple.

Fire engine red

Fire Engine Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CE2029
RGBB (r, g, b) (206, 22, 32)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 92%, 80%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Fire engine red is an intense, bright red commonly used on emergency vehicles; mostly on, as the name implies, fire engines.

Cardinal red

Cardinal Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C41E3A
RGBB (r, g, b) (196, 30, 58)
HSV (h, s, v) (350°, 85%, 77%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Cardinal red, also called cardinal, is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by cardinals. The family of birds takes its name from the color.

Cornell Red

Cornell Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #B31B1B
sRGBB (r, g, b) (179, 27, 27)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 84.9%, 70.2%)
Source Official Logo
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the university color Cornell Red.

Fire brick

Fire Brick
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #B22222
sRGBB (r, g, b) (178, 34, 34)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 74%, 42%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color fire brick.

OU Crimson

OU Logo
OU Crimson Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #990000
RGBB (r, g, b) (153, 0, 0)
Source Official Logo
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

OU Crimson, along with Cream, are the official colors for The University of Oklahoma, and it's athletic teams, the Oklahoma Sooners. In the fall of 1895, Miss May Overstreet was asked to chair a committee to select the colors of the university. The committee decided the colors should be crimson and cream and an elaborate display of the colors was draped above a platform before the student body.[7]

OU Crimson is also an official color for the National Weather Center.[8]

Dark red

Dark Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #8B0000
sRGBB (r, g, b) (139, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 56%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color dark red.

Maroon (HTML/CSS)

Maroon
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #800000
sRGBB (r, g, b) (128, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 100%, 50%)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color color called maroon in HTML/CSS.


Red in human culture

See main article: Red in human culture

References

  1. ^ X11 rgb.txt. XFree86. (February 1994). Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b c W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3C. (May 2003). Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FF0038 (Carmine Red):
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FF0800 (Candy Apple Red):
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E62020 (Lust):
  6. ^ "Red Lust" Lipstick for sale on Chinese online mall website "Milimall.com":
  7. ^ Sooner Tradition - Crimson & Cream
  8. ^ National Weather Center Logo

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