Crimson

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Crimson is deep reddish purple color between red and rose. You can make it by combining a strong, bright deep red with a little blue. It is originally the color of the dye produced from the dried bodies of a scale insect, Kermes vermilio.

The word crimson has been in written use in the English since 1400,[1]

Meaning of crimson[change | edit source]

  • Crimson was the most distinctive color of British officers' uniforms until the introduction of khaki camouflage, and remains in use for the colours (flag). The King's Royal Hussars still wear crimson trousers.
  • In Poland, karmazyn ('crimson') is a synonym for a Magnate (someone who is a member of the nobility).


Tones of crimson color comparison chart[change | edit source]

Pink (web color) (Tamarisk) (Hex: #FFCBDB) (RGB: 255, 192, 203)
Cotton Candy (Crayola) (Hex: #FFB7D5) (RGB: 255, 183, 213)
Carnation Pink (Crayola) (Hex: #FFA6C9) (RGB: 246, 166, 201)
Baker-Miller Pink (Schauss color research) (Hex: #FF91AF) (RGB: 255, 145, 175)
Amaranth Pink (Hex: #F19CBB) (RGB: 241, 156, 187)
Charm Pink (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #E68FAC) (RGB: 230, 143, 172)
Thulian Pink (Icelandic Pink) (China Pink) (First Lady) (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #DE6FA1) (RGB: 222, 111, 61)
Raspberry Pink (Hex: #E25098) (RGB: 226, 80, 155)
Cerise Pink (Hex: #EC3B83) (RGB: 236, 59, 131)
Fandango Pink (Pantone TPX 17-2033) (Hex: #DE5285) (RGB: 222, 82, 133)
Cerise (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #DE3163) (RGB: 222, 49, 99)
Debian Red (Debian OS) (Hex: #D70A52) (RGB: 215, 10, 83)
Ruby (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #E0115F) (RGB: 224, 17, 95)
Raspberry (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #E30B5C) (RGB: 227, 11, 92)
Razzmatazz (Crayola) (Hex: #E3256B) (RGB: 227, 37, 107)
Amaranth (Hex: #E52B50) (RGB: 229, 43, 80)
Radical Red (Crayola) (Bright Amaranth Pink) (Hex: #FF355E) (RGB: 255, 53, 94)
Rose Neyron (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FF0057) (RGB: 255, 0, 87)
Awesome (Hex: #FF2052) (RGB: 255, 32, 82)
Folly (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FF004F) (RGB: 255, 0, 79)
Cherry Red (Hex: #FF0047) (RGB: 255, 0, 71)
Electric Crimson (Crimson (Maerz & Paul)) (Hex: #FF003F) (RGB: 255, 0, 63)
American Rose (American Beauty) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FF033E) (RGB: 255, 3, 62)
Carmine Red (Hex: #FF0038) (RGB: 255, 0, 56)
Deep Red (Red (Crayola)) (Hex: #EE204D) (RGB: 238, 32, 77)
Spanish Crimson (Carmesi (Gallego & Sanz)) (Hex: #E51A4C) (RGB: 229, 26, 76)))[2]
Alizarin Crimson (Rose Madder) (Hex: #E32636) (RGB: 227, 38, 54)
Quinacridone Crimson (Liquitex Paint Markers #0110) (Hex: #E2003E) (RGB: 226, 0, 62)
CRIMSON (web color) (Hex: #DC143C) (RGB: 220, 20, 60)
Rich Carmine (Chinese Carmine) (Carmine (Maerz & Paul)) (Hex: #D70040) (RGB: 215, 0, 64)
Utah Crimson (University of Utah) (Hex: #D3003F) (RGB: 211, 0, 63)
Fire Engine Red (Hex: #CE2029) (RGB: 206, 22, 41)
Harvard Crimson (Harvard University) (Hex: #C90016) (RGB: 201, 0, 22)
Light Red Devil (Red Devil Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #C51C56) (RGB: 197, 28, 86)
Cardinal (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #C41E3A) (RGB: 196, 30, 58)
Japanese Crimson (Pure Crimson (Japanese Traditional Colors)) (Hex: #C3272B) (RGB: 195, 39, 43)
Kermes (Tinte de Quernes (Gallego & Sanz)) (Hex: #C3103A) (RGB: 195, 16, 58))[3]
Crimson Glory (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #BE0032) (RGB: 190, 0, 50)
Crimson Red (Prismacolor PC924) (Hex: #AD1022) (RGB: 173, 16, 34)
Deep Crimson (Crimson (Pantone TPX 19-1762)) (Hex: #AD1C42) (RGB: 173, 28, 66)
Alabama Crimson (University of Alabama) (Hex: #A32638) (RGB: 163, 38, 65)
OU Crimson (University of Oklahoma) (Hex: #990000) (RGB: 153, 0, 0)
Red Devil (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #860111) (RGB: 134, 1, 17)
Crimson Lake (Prismacolor PC925) (Hex: #670F25) (RGB: 103, 15, 37)


References[change | edit source]

  1. The first written use of crimson as a color name in English was in 1400 according to the following book: Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Crimson: Page 31 Plate 4 Color Sample K6
  2. Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guía de coloraciones (Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guide to Colorations) Madrid: H. Blume. ISBN 84-89840-31-8
  3. Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guía de coloraciones (Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guide to Colorations) Madrid: H. Blume. ISBN 84-89840-31-8


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