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12 slightly different shades of red.

(According to wikipedia:… Also note that these are not going to be exact, but only the general idea.)

Falu Red

Falu red or Falun red (in Swedish Falu rödfärg) is the name of a Swedish, deep red paint well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns. The paint originated from the copper mine at Falun in Dalarna, Sweden. The traditional color remains popular today due to its effectiveness in preserving wood.

Tuesday Evening 1 by HannahCombs Red Curtain by NecroticCanvas burgundy by acier-papillon Fallen Doll by fiathriel :thumb40350780:


Scarlet (from the Persian säqirlāt) is a bright red color with a hue that is somewhat toward the orange. It is a pure chroma on the color wheel. It is redder than vermilion. Traditionally, scarlet is the color of flame. It may also refer to the color of the blood of a living person.

Venetian Windows by markkogan Scarlet by damhsadorcha Scarlet Robin by Craig-Miller Scarlet Macaw by GreenEyedHarpy Red by skatendavie


Carnelian is a color named after the carnelian variety of the mineral chalcedony. This semi-precious gemstone is noted for its rich shade of reddish-brown.

RED by Inadesign Luscious Red 2 by SinfulEyes Red by mmaxxenn


Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–740 nm. Longer wavelengths than this are called infrared (below red), and cannot be seen by the naked human eye. Red is used as one of the additive primary colors of light, complementary to cyan, in RGB color systems. Red is also one of the subtractive primary colors of RYB color space but not CMYK color space.

In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy, and blood, and emotions that "stir the blood", including anger, passion, love and pain.

Red Currants by biawak Botanical Gardens III by xxinfinitedreamsxx Red by recepgulec Red by mrcool256 Red by Jez92

Venetian Red

Venetian red is a light and warm (somewhat unsaturated) pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide (Fe2O3) of the hematite type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.

The first recorded use of Venetian red as a color name in English was in 1753.

Venetian Sunset by fabiosanchez Venetian Red by siskin :Venetian: 2 by SpiritWritersSong :thumb115909968: Burgundy Rising by stkr Red Drop by girlmarvel


Sangria is a color that resembles Sangría wine. Sangria can also be described as a burnt red. The word sangria comes from the Spanish word sangre, which means blood. This is an appropriate name considering the color, which it is. The color's name is similar to that of orange, as both are derived from a physical object. This is also the case for many other colors.

:thumb93654833: Red Curtain by SolStock skydrip by CapnSkusting Kitty in Red by DxButterfly


Maroon is a dark red color. Maroon is derived from French marron ("chestnut"). The first recorded use of Maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.

:thumb36075979: Natural Red? by MeganMeyer Red. by TinaApple


Carmine is the general term for a particularly deep red color. Some Rubies are colored the color shown below as rich carmine.

Beguiling Berries by benevolent-fur Red velvet pinup by lucylle the red by illiyun


Vermilion, sometimes spelled vermillion, when found naturally occurring, is an opaque orangish red pigment, used since antiquity, originally derived from the powdered mineral cinnabar. Chemically, the pigment is mercuric sulfide, HgS, and like all mercury compounds it is toxic. Its name is derived from the French vermeil which was used to mean any red dye, and which itself comes from vermiculum, a red dye made from the insect Kermes vermilio. The word for the color red in Portuguese (vermelho) derives from this term.

Red Walls by markkogan :thumb73178295: smooth. by eXtremeBiker mudbugs by CapnSkusting


Burgundy is a shade of purplish red associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France. The color Burgundy is similar to other shades of dark red such as maroon. It is often called wine red, or simply wine.

Maroon by mive Dancers in Red by bigskystudio


Persimmon is a color that closely resembles the tint of a very ripe persimmon fruit (Persimmons can only be eaten if they are very ripe because otherwise the flavor is too astringent.) Persimmon can also be described as a medium orange-red. It is very similar to the tints of coral red and vermilion.

Persimmon by spanishangel91 Cherry Persimmon by worthless-clodhopper :thumb104544993: :thumb96340404: Fuzzy Fungi by benevolent-fur


Magenta is a purplish-pink color evoked by lights with less power in yellowish-green wavelengths than in blue and red wavelengths (complements of magenta have wavelength 500–530 nm). In light experiments, magenta can be produced by removing the lime-green wavelengths from white light. It is an extra-spectral color, meaning it cannot be generated by a single wavelength of light, being a mixture of red and blue wavelengths. The name magenta comes from the dye magenta, commonly called fuchsine, discovered shortly after the 1859 Battle of Magenta near Magenta, Italy.

In the Munsell color system, magenta is called red-purple. In the CMYK color model used in printing, it is one of the primary colors of ink. In the RGB color model, the secondary color created by mixing the red and blue primaries is called magenta or fuchsia, though this color differs in hue from printer’s magenta.

Deep magenta by shatinn Molten Magenta by Sharpeshots .white magenta. by multicolorlips Magenta by Klemantina
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Sushirolled Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The more you know. :D
Thanks for making this! It's going to be helpful in the future! ^^
b4iwascrzy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oh, I am thinking perhaps Sangria!
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Photographer
:nod: :D
b4iwascrzy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks for the site, too awesome! I'm trying to come up with a name for my new Gecko that ships to me tomorrow. I want it to reflect his or her (too young to determine gender) COLOR. What color do you think this baby is? So far, I think he matches Carmine most closely - what say you?
KhaqanJ Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Beautiful! Really helped me name my line of exclusive lingerie
toocoolforschool12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
does anyone know if these shades would look good in dark brown curly hair?
EricaBluewater Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
You're best to go with a dark maroon or carmine. Btw, nice choice of hair colour :)
b4iwascrzy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Sangria or Carmine would be SO awesome!
tatianalensky Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010

Your site is wonderful. I mentioned it in a fashion article and used "The Venetian mask" which I hope is ok. Credits obviously attributed to
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Photographer
that's totally fine :)
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