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Red is a primary color in all color models. It, like many of the colors of the rainbow, can tie into multiple aesthetics.

Meanings

Red holds a wide range of different meanings, which include:

  • Attracts attention
  • Blood
  • Courage and sacrifice
  • Fire, warmth, summer, and the south
  • Guilt, regret
  • Hatred, anger, and aggression
  • Health
  • Heroic figure
  • Loyalty, honor, success, fortune and happiness
  • Mourning
  • Prostitution
  • Punishment
  • Satan (The Devil)
  • Seduction, lust, and sin
  • Warning, danger, and fear

Variations

  • Madder
  • Carmine
  • Spanish red
  • Cordovan
  • Fire engine red
  • Light coral
  • Garnet
  • Chili red
  • Turkey red
  • Barn red
  • Indian red
  • Scarlet

Vexillological

  • Imperial red

Maerz and Paul

  • Vermillion
  • Cardinal

X11

  • Crimson
  • Indian red

Universities

  • Cornell red
  • OU crimson
  • Penn red
  • Syracuse Orange

HTML/CSS

  • Maroon
  • Light red

Color systems

  • Red (RGB/HSL)
  • Red (RGB)
  • Red (Munsell)
  • Red (NCS)
  • Red (CMYK)

Crayola

  • Red
  • Bright pink
  • Salmon pink
  • Rusty red
  • Bittersweet shimmer
  • Cantaloupe Melon
  • Bittersweet
  • Jasper

Pantone

  • Red
  • Coral Red
  • Redwood

Web colors

  • Pink
  • Misty rose
  • Salmon
  • Dark red
  • Fire brick
  • Syracuse Orange
  • Tomato
  • Rosy brown
  • Redwood

ISCC-NBS

  • Rose vale
  • Old rose
  • Rose ebony
  • Coral pink
  • Tea rose
  • Lust
  • Rose taupe

Life of Colour by Thom Poole

  • Blood red
  • Cinnabar

Related aesthetics

Red is mostly tied to:


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