Scarlet

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Scarlet is a slightly orangish red colour. It is a colour of the rainbow. It is redder than vermilion. The colour's name comes from the Persian saqirlat.

An early recorded use of scarlet as a color name in the English language dates to 1250.[1]

Meaning of Scarlet[change | change source]

  • Traditionally, scarlet is the colour of flame. People also call the colour of the blood of a living person scarlet, even though the actual color of blood is crimson.
  • Scarlet may represent sin.
  • Scarlet represents sensual pleasure and fun. Scarlet represents partying.

Tones of scarlet color comparison chart[change | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Scarlet #FF2400 255 36 0 008° '100% 50%
Torch Red #FD0E35 253 14 53 350° 98% 52%
Flame #E25822 226 88 34 017° 77% 51%
Lust #E62020 230 32 32 000° 80% 51%
Brick Red (Crayola) #CB4154 203 65 84 352° 57% 53%
Fire Brick (web color) #B22222 178 34 34 000° 68% 42%
Dark Scarlet #560319 86 3 25 344° 93% 17%

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References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Scarlet: Page 25 Plate 1 Color Sample L12