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It is one of the three primary colors of light in the RGB color model, along with green and blue. The three additive primaries in the RGB color system are the three colors of light chosen such as to provide the maximum gamut of colors that are capable of being represented on a computer or television set, at a reasonable expense of power. Portable devices such as mobile phones might have an even narrower gamut due to this purity–power tradeoff and their "red" may be less colorful and more orangish than the standard red of sRGB.
This color is also the color called red in the X11 web colors, which were originally formulated in 1987. It is also called color wheel red. It is at precisely zero (360) degrees on the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel. Its complementary color is cyan.


HEX: #FF0000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 100%)
HSL: (0°, 100%, 50%)
RGB: rgb(255, 0, 0)

Red (CMYK) (pigment red)

Pigment red is the color red that is achieved by mixing process (printer's) magenta and process (printer's) yellow in equal proportions.
The purpose of the CMYK color system is to provide the maximum possible gamut of colors capable of being reproduced in printing.
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.

red (CMYK) (pigment red)

HEX: #ED1B24
HSV: (358°, 88%, 93%)
RGB: rgb(237, 28, 36)

Red (Crayola)

Vivid red.
Red was one of the original colors formulated by Crayola in 1903.

red (crayola)

HEX: #EE204E
HSV: (347°, 87%, 93%)
RGB: rgb(238, 32, 77)

Red (Munsell)

The Munsell color system is a color space that specifies colors based on three color dimensions: hue, value (lightness), and chroma (color purity), spaced uniformly in three dimensions in the elongated oval at an angle shaped Munsell color solid according to the logarithmic scale which governs human perception. In order for all the colors to be spaced uniformly, it was found necessary to use a color wheel with five primary colors—red, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

red (Munsell)

HEX: #F2003C
HSV: (345°, 100%, 95%)
RGB: rgb(242, 0, 60)

Red (NCS)

The color defined as red in the NCS or Natural Color System (NCS 1080-R)
The Natural Color System is a color system based on the four unique hues or psychological primary colors red, yellow, green, and blue. The NCS is based on the opponent process theory of vision.
The Natural Color System is widely used in Scandinavia.

red (NCS) (psychological primary red)

HEX: #C40234
HSV: (345°, 99%, 77%)
RGB: rgb(196, 2, 51)

Red (Pantone)

Vivid red.
The source of this color is the Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX) color list, color No. 032M—Red.

red (Pantone)

HEX: #ED2839
HSV: (355°, 83%, 93%)
RGB: rgb(237, 41, 57)


It is named for a dye produced from plants of the genus Rubia.


HEX: #A50021
HSV: (348°, 100%, 65%)
RGB: rgb(165, 0, 33)

Brink pink

Deep pink.
This color was formulated by Crayola in 1990.

brink pink

HEX: #FB607F
HSV: (348°, 62%, 98%)
RGB: rgb(251, 96, 127)


Vivid red.
Crimson is a strong, bright, deep red color combined with some blue or violet, resulting in a small degree of purple.


HEX: #DC143C
HSV: (348°, 91%, 86%)
RGB: rgb(220, 20, 60)


Strong pink.
Besides being a light tint of red, pink is often considered to be a basic color term on its own.


HSV: (350°, 25%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(255, 192, 203)

Salmon Pink

Strong pink.
This color was introduced by Crayola in 1949.

salmon pink

HEX: #FF91A4
HSV: (350°, 43%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(255, 145, 164)


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.


HEX: #C51E3A
HSV: (350°, 85%, 77%)
RGB: rgb(196, 30, 58)


The color carmine is a saturated red. In its pigment form it mostly contains the red light with wavelengths longer than 600 nm, i.e. it is close to the extreme spectral red. This places it far beyond standard gamuts (both RGB and CMYK), and its given RGB value is a poor approximation only.


HEX: #960018
HSV: (350°, 100%, 59%)
RGB: rgb(150, 0, 24)

Spanish red

Spanish red is the color that is called rojo (the Spanish word for "red") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

rojo spanish red

HEX: #E60026
HSV: (350°, 100%, 90%)
RGB: rgb(230, 0, 38)

Rusty red

Rusty red is a color formulated by Crayola in 1990 as one of the colors in its Silver Swirls specialty box of metallic colors.

It is a metallic color.

rusty red

HEX: #DA2C43
HSV: (352°, 80%, 86%)
RGB: rgb(218, 44, 67)

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate cosmos, or red cosmos is the color of Cosmos atrosanguineus species.

The color is described as dark red, deep crimson, deeper burgundy, deep red chocolate, as dark hazelnut and velvety maroon.

chocolate cosmos

HEX: #58111A
HSV: (352°, 80%, 34%)
RGB: rgb(88, 17, 26)


The color rosewood is named after rosewood.

The first recorded use of rosewood as a color name in English was in 1892.


HEX: #65000B
HSV: (353°, 100%, 40%)
RGB: rgb(101, 0, 11)

Imperial Red

Imperial red is a representation of the red color of the Imperial Standard of Napoleon I.

The first recorded use of imperial red as a color name in English was in 1914. Note: the RGB values for Pantone red and imperial red are identical.

imperial red

HEX: #ED2939
HSV: (355°, 83%, 93%)
RGB: rgb(237, 41, 57)


Cordovan is a rich medium dark shade of red.

The first recorded use of cordovan as a color name in English was in 1925.


HEX: #893F45
HSV: (355°, 54%, 54%)
RGB: rgb(137, 63, 69)

Fire engine red

Fire engine red is an intense, bright red commonly used on emergency vehicles; mostly on fire engines, other associated fire service vehicles, and ambulances.

fire engine red

HEX: #CE2029
HSV: (357°, 89%, 81%)
RGB: rgb(206, 32, 41)

Rose vale

Described as a Moderate red.

The first recorded use of rose vale as a color name in English was in 1923.

rose vale

HEX: #AB4E52
HSV: (358°, 54%, 67%)
RGB: rgb(171, 78, 82)

Old rose

The color old rose, also known as ashes of rose. Ashes of rose was a popular Victorian color. The first recorded use of old rose as a color name in English was in 1892.

old rose

HEX: #C08081
HSV: (359°, 33%, 75%)
RGB: rgb(192, 128, 129)

Bittersweet shimmer

Bittersweet shimmer is one of the colors in the special set of metallic Crayola crayons called Metallic FX, the colors of which were formulated by Crayola in 2001.

Although this is supposed to be a metallic color, there is no mechanism for displaying metallic colors on a computer.

bittersweet shimmer

HEX: #BF4F51
HSV: (359°, 59%, 75%)
RGB: rgb(191, 79, 81)

Light red

The color light red. Though very similar to pink, this shade of red is roughly 50% lighter than red.

light red

HSV: (0°, 50%, 75%)
RGB: rgb(255, 127, 127)


This color represents the hue of an average garnet gemstone, though garnets can range in color from orange to (very rarely) green. Garnet is the birthstone for those born in January.


HEX: #733635
HSV: (1°, 54%, 45%)
RGB: rgb(115, 54, 53)

Rose ebony

Described as a Grayish reddish brown.

The first recorded use of rose ebony as a color name in English was in 1924.

rose ebony

HEX: #674846
HSV: (4°, 32%, 40%)
RGB: rgb(103, 76, 71)

Chili red

Chili red is the color of red chili peppers. It is the shade of red used in the flags of Chile and South Africa.

chili red

HEX: #E23D28
HSV: (5°, 183%, 125%)
RGB: rgb(226, 61, 40)


Vermilion (sometimes spelled vermillion) is both a brilliant red or scarlet pigment, originally made from the powdered mineral cinnabar (see § Cinnabar). It was widely used in the art and decoration of Ancient Rome, in the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, in the paintings of the Renaissance, as sindoor, an Indian cosmetic powder, and in the art and lacquerware of China.


HEX: #E34234
HSV: (5°, 77%, 89%)
RGB: rgb(227, 66, 52)

Misty rose

This is written as mistyrose in HTML code for computer display.

The color name misty rose first came into use in 1987, when this color was formulated as one of the X11 colors, which in the early 1990s became known as the X11 web colors.

misty rose

HSV: (6°, 12%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(255, 228, 225)

Turkey red

Turkey red is a color that was widely used to dye cotton in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was made using the root of the Rubia plant, through a long and laborious process. It originated in India or Turkey, and was brought to Europe in the 1740s. In France, it was known as rouge d'Andrinople.

turkey red

HEX: #A91101
HSV: (6°, 99%, 66%)
RGB: rgb(169, 17, 1)


It represents the color of the flesh of an average salmon. However, actual salmon flesh can range in hue from a light pinkish-orange to a bright red (as is the case with sockeye salmon).


HEX: #FA8072
HSV: (14°, 52%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(250, 128, 114)

Coral Pink

The complementary color of coral pink is teal. The first recorded use of coral pink as a color name in English was in 1892. Late in 2016, the color sample was renamed Coral Red by Pantone, as the RGB, Hex and HTML color table showed the same color as being reddish, standing against popular belief of pinkish.

Still today, some people call Coral Red as Coral Pink due to this old attribution.

coral pink

HEX: #F88379
HSV: (5°, 51%, 97%)
RGB: rgb(248, 131, 121)

Cantaloupe Melon

This color is a representation of the color of the interior flesh of a cantaloupe, the most commonly consumed melon.

In 1958, melon was formulated as one of the Crayola colors.

cantaloupe melon

HSV: (7°, 29%, 99%)
RGB: rgb(253, 188, 180)

Barn Red

This is one of the colors on one of the milk paint color lists, paint colors formulated to reproduce the colors historically used on the American frontier and made, like those paints were, with milk. This color is mixed with various amounts of white paint to create any desired shade of the color barn red.

barn red

HEX: #7C0902
HSV: (4°, 98%, 49%)
RGB: rgb(124, 10, 2)

Blood red

The color of blood ranges from crimson to a dark brown-red and may have a slightly orange hue. In the RGB color spectrum, it often consists only of the color red, with no green or blue component; in the CMYK color model blood red has no cyan, and consists only of magenta and yellow with a small amount of black. It is frequently darker than both maroon and dark red.

In China, according to The Language of Color in China, dark blood red is sometimes referred to as "period red".

blood red

HEX: #660000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 40%)
RGB: rgb(102, 0, 0)

Tea rose (red)

This is the tint of the color that is used in interior design. This color is popular in interior design for painting bedrooms, especially among women.

There is a different color also called tea rose, which is the color of an orange rose called a tea rose.[36] This other color called "tea rose" is displayed in the shades of orange article as tea rose (orange).

The first recorded use of tea rose as a color name in English was in 1884.

tea rose

HEX: #F4C2C2
HSV: (0°, 20%, 96%)
RGB: rgb(244, 194, 194)


The color cinnabar derives from the mineral of the same name. It is a slightly orange shade of red, with variations ranging from bright scarlet to brick red.


HEX: #E44D2E
HSV: (10°, 80%, 89%)
RGB: rgb(228, 77, 48)

Cornell red

Another name for this color is carnelian.

cornell red

HEX: #B31B1B
HSV: (0°, 84.9%, 70.2%)
RGB: rgb(179, 27, 27)

Dark red

Described as a Strong reddish brown.

dark red

HEX: #8B0000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 56%)
RGB: rgb(139, 0, 0)

Fire brick

The web color fire brick.

fire brick

HEX: #B22222
HSV: (0°, 74%, 42%)
RGB: rgb(178, 34, 34)

Indian Red

The name Indian red derives from the red laterite soil found in India, which is composed of naturally occurring iron oxides. The first recorded use of "Indian red" as a color term in English was in 1792.

indian red

HSV: (0°, 52%, 75%)
RGB: rgb(205, 92, 92)


Lust is a rich shade of red.

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.


HEX: #E62020
HSV: (0°, 86%, 90%)
RGB: rgb(230, 32, 32)


The web color called maroon in HTML/CSS.


HEX: #800000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 50%)
RGB: rgb(128, 0, 0)

OU crimson

OU crimson, along with cream, are the official colors for the University of Oklahoma, and its athletic teams, the Oklahoma Sooners. In the fall of 1895, 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.

OU crimson is also an official color for the National Weather Center.

ou crimson red

HEX: #841617
HSV: (359°, 83%, 52%)
RGB: rgb(132, 22, 23)

Penn red

Penn Red is one of the official colors of the University of Pennsylvania, along with Penn Blue. While the school colors were defined by 1910, university history points to earlier times when the colors may have been chosen, including a possible visit by George Washington to the University, where students used the color of his tunic to determine school colors or a track meet where Penn athletes declared that they would wear the colors "of the teams we beat," which would be those of both Harvard University and Yale University.

Originally defined as the colors used on the American flag, the colors have since deviated.

university of pennsylvania red

HEX: #990000
HSV: (0°, 100%, 60%)
RGB: rgb(153, 0, 0)


The color redwood is a representation of color of the wood of the redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens).

The first recorded use of redwood as a color name in English was in 1917.


HEX: #A45953
HSV: (6°, 50%, 64%)
RGB: rgb(164, 90, 82)


Scarlet is a bright red with a slightly orange tinge. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, scarlet and other bright shades of red are the colors most associated with courage, force, passion, heat, and joy. In the Roman Catholic Church, scarlet is the color worn by cardinals, and is associated with the blood of Christ and the Christian martyrs, and with sacrifice.


HEX: #FF2400
HSV: (8°, 100%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(255, 36, 0)

Syracuse Orange

The web color Syracuse Orange is an red-orange color that is branded by Syracuse University. According to its website, Orange was adopted as the University color in 1890. The color was selected after a vote by students, faculty, alumni, and trustees, who noted it was a strong, bright color not claimed by any other school; it was Syracuse University's for the taking. It was chosen to represent the golden apples of Hesperia, as well as the story of the sunrise and hope for a golden future. Syracuse University was the first school to adopt only one official color.

syracuse orange

HEX: #D44500
HSV: (9°, 72%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(212, 69, 0)


The web color tomato is a medium reddish-orange color that approximates the color of common supermarket tomatoes. Many vine-ripened tomatoes are a bit redder. The color of tomato soup is slightly less saturated.

The first recorded use of tomato as a color name in English was in 1891.


HEX: #FF6347
HSV: (9°, 72%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(255, 99, 71)


The first recorded use of bittersweet as a color name in English was in 1892.

In 1958, bittersweet was made into a Crayola color. RoseArt calls this color sweetbitter instead of bittersweet.


HSV: (6°, 63%, 100%)
RGB: rgb(254, 111, 94)


It is named for red jasper, the most commonly known form of jasper; however, as with many gemstones, jasper can be found in many colors, from yellow to brown and even green. The color shown at right was formulated by Crayola in 1994 as part of their Gem Tones crayon set.


HEX: #D05340
HSV: (8°, 69%, 82%)
RGB: rgb(208, 83, 64)

Rosy brown

The color name rosy brown first came into use in 1987, when this color was formulated as one of the X11 colors, which in the early 1990s became known as the X11 web colors.

rosy brown

HSV: (0°, 24%, 74%)
RGB: rgb(188, 143, 143)

Rose taupe

The first recorded use of rose taupe as a color name in English was in 1924.

rose taupe

HEX: #905D5D
HSV: (0°, 35%, 56%)
RGB: rgb(144, 93, 93)