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Venetian red is a light and warm (somewhat unsaturated) pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide (Fe2O3) of the hematite type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.

Venetian red

Venetian Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C80815
RGBB (r, g, b) (200, 8, 21)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 84%, 84%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color Venetian red.

The first recorded use of Venetian red as a color name in English was in 1753. [1]

The source of this color is a picture of a bottle of Venetian red car paint with a color sample of Venetian red on the side of the bottle.[2]


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201; Color sample of Venetian red: Page 35 Plate 6 color sample I12
  2. ^ Citroen Venetian Red


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venetian red

  1. (color/colour) a brownish red colour.
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venetian red

  1. (color/colour) of a brownish red colour.

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