Ravishing Red

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Red is my favourite colour. It’s a very dominant and imposing colour, and I think it’s gorgeous.

In the Western world, the colour red is associated with sexuality, love and passion. In the Orient, red symbolises happiness and good luck.

This article will list the different shades, tones and tints of red. Good golly, this is going to be a long one.

  • Barn Red: This type of red is typically seen in barns and farm houses.

  • Blood Red: This red ranges from bright red to reddish-brownish. It is the colour of, you guessed it, blood.
  • Baby pink
  • Cardinal Red: This type of red is extremely bright and is featured on the cassocks of cardinals. It is also the colour of the cardinal bird.
  • Carmine: A bright-red colour obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid.
  • Carnelian: Carnelian is brownish-red and is the colour of the gemstone carnelian.
  • Chilli Red: Chilli red is the colour of… well… chilli. This colour can also be found on certain flags namely Chile and South Africa.

  • Chocolate Cosmos: The colour of the chocolate cosmos flower.

  • Coral
  • Crimson: A beautiful, strong red colour leaning towards purple.
  • Dark Red
  • Fire Brick Red
  • Fire Engine Red
  • Imperial Red: A vermilion colour found on Imperial flags.
  • Indian Red: Dark red pigments consisting of iron oxide.
  • Madder: This colour is found in hair dyes that are extracted from the plant Rubia.
  • Maroon: Maroon is a deep reddish-brownish colour.

    • Peach
    • Pink
    • Powder Pink
    • Redwood: This type of red comes from the redwood tree.
    • Ruby
    • Rusty Red
    • Scarlet: Scarlet is a bright red with a slightly orange tinge. It is one of the most popular types of red.
    • Spinel
    • Vermillion: A brilliant red or scarlet pigment, originally made from the powdered mineral cinnabar.
    • Rust
    • Wine

I hope you enjoyed getting to know the different variations of red.

So what do you think? Am I missing any shades? Do you personally know of any shades, tones or tints that can be added to the list? Please leave your comments below.

Melodia Paris

Founder of I Love Colours


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