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Scarlet (color)

Scarlet (from the Persian säqirlāt) is a 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. Scarlet is composed of mostly red and some orange.

Scarlet

The color scarlet is displayed at right.

The first recorded use of scarlet as a color name in the English language was in 1250.

Torch red

The color torch red is displayed at right.

This is the color called scarlet in Crayola crayons. It was orignally formulated as torch red in 1998 and then renamed scarlet by Crayola in 2000.

Fire brick

Displayed at right is the web color fire brick, a deep shade of scarlet/red.

Dark scarlet

The color dark scarlet is displayed at right.

Shades of scarlet color comparison chart

  • SCARLET (Hex: #FF2400) (RGB: 255, 36, 0)
  • Torch Red (Hex: #FD0E35) (RGB: 253, 14, 53)
  • Fire Brick (web color) (Hex: #B22222) (RGB: 178, 34, 34)
  • Dark Scarlet (Hex: #560319) (RGB: 86, 3, 25)

Scarlet in Human culture

Academic Regalia

  • Scarlet is the color worn in traditional academic regalia in the United Kingdom for those awarded doctorates.
  • In academic dress in the United States, scarlet is used for hood bindings (that is, borders) and, depending on the university or school, other parts of the dress (velvet chevrons, facings, etc.) to denote a degree in some form or branch of Theology (e.g., Sacred Theology, Canon Law, Divinity, Ministry)

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