Carmine (color)


Carmine (color)

Carmine is the general term for a particularly deep red color. Some Rubies are colored the color shown below as "rich carmine". The deep red color shown below as "carmine" is the color of the raw unprocessed pigment, but lighter, richer, or brighter colors are produced when the raw pigment is processed, some of which are shown below.

Carmine

infobox color|title=Carmine|hex=960018|textcolor=white
r=150|g= 0|b= 24
c= 0|m=100|y= 84|k= 41
h=350|s=100|v= 59
At right is displayed the color carmine. This is the color of the raw unprocessed carmine pigment.

The first recorded use of "carmine" as a color name in English was in 1523. [ Maerz and Paul "A Dictionary of Color" New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 192 Color Sample: Page 29 Plate 3 Color Sample K5 (Note: The color sample matches the color shown above as "Rich Carmine".)]


=Medium Carmine=infobox color|title=Medium Carmine|hex=AF4035|textcolor=white
r=175|g= 64|b= 53
c= 0|m=100|y= 84|k= 31
h=350|s=100|v= 64
At right is displayed the color medium carmine.

Deep Carmine

infobox color|title=Deep Carmine|hex=A9203E|textcolor=white
r=169|g= 32|b= 62
c= 0|m=100|y= 44|k= 0
h=357|s=100|v= 66
source= [http://www.essentialvermeer.20m.com/.../palette_carmine.htm Internet]

At right is displayed the color deep carmine. This is the color usually called "carmine" in oil paints.

The source of this color is the following website of oil paints for sale: [http://www.essentialvermeer.20m.com/.../palette_carmine.htm] .

Rich Carmine

infobox color|title=Rich Carmine|hex=D70040|textcolor=white
r=215|g= 0|b= 64
c= 0|m=100|y= 44|k= 0
h=356|s= 94|v= 44
source= [http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E7%B4%85 Internet]

At right is displayed the color rich carmine. This is the color shown as "carmine" in "A Dictionary of Color" (cited below).

This color is also called Chinese carmine.

This is the color usually called "carmine" in fashion and interior design.

Carmine Red

infobox color|title=Carmine Red|hex=FF0033|textcolor=black
r=255|g= 0|b= 51
c= 0|m=100|y= 44|k= 0
h= 0|s=100|v= 76
source= [http://www.wildyorkshire.co.uk/.../docs/2005/3/28.html Internet]
At right is displayed the color carmine red. This color is popular among artists. This is the color usually called "carmine" by watercolor artists.

The source of this color is a watercolor color swatch called "light carmine" displayed at the following website: [http://www.wildyorkshire.co.uk/.../docs/2005/3/28.html] .

Deep Carmine Pink

infobox color|title=Deep Carmine Pink|hex=EF3038|textcolor=white
r=239|g= 48|b= 56
c= 0|m= 50|y= 54|k= 0
h= 10|s= 80|v= 80
source= [http://www.vintagegardens.com/rose_content.aspx?cat_.. Internet]
At right is displayed the color deep carmine pink. This color was used for men's shirts during the psychedelic 1960s.

The source of this color is a picture of a "deep carmine pink" flower at the following website: [http://www.vintagegardens.com/rose_content.aspx?cat_..]

Carmine Pink

infobox color|title=Carmine Pink|hex=EB4C42|textcolor=black
r=235|g= 76|b= 66
c= 0|m= 55|y= 49|k= 0
h= 0|s= 75|v= 80
At right is displayed the color carmine pink.

Light Carmine Pink

infobox color|title=Light Carmine Pink|hex=E66771|textcolor=black
r=230|g=103|b= 97
c= 0|m= 60|y= 44|k= 0
h=350|s= 70|v= 80
source= [http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-p.htm ISCC-NBS]
At right is displayed the color light carmine pink.

This color is equivalent to the Prismacolor colored pencil color called "Carmine Red" (PC 926).

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See sample of the color Carmine Pink [called a shade of "Carmine Rose"] (color sample #27) displayed on indicated page: [http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-p.htm] .

hades of Carmine Color Comparison Chart

  • Light Carmine Pink (Hex: #E66761) (RGB: 230, 103, 97)
  • Carmine Pink (Hex: #EB4C42) (RGB: 235, 76, 66)
  • Deep Carmine Pink (Hex: #EF3038) (RGB: 239, 48, 36)
  • Carmine Red (Hex: #FF0033) (RGB: 255, 0, 51)
  • Rich Carmine (Chinese Carmine) (Hex: #D70040) (RGB: 215, 0, 64)
  • Deep Carmine (Hex: #A9203E) (RGB: 169, 32, 62)
  • Medium Carmine (Hex: #AF4035) (RGB: 175, 64, 53)
  • Carmine (Hex: #960018) (RGB: 150, 0, 24)

Carmine in Human Culture

Crime Scene Investigation
* The name is often applied to descriptions of blood, because it is the color of dried blood.Sports
* "Carmines" is occasionally used as a nickname for the Boston Red Sox.
* Carmine is an original colorway of the Air Jordan VI sneaker from 1991.Television
* The color of the Redshirt (stock character) of Star Trek's shirts is Carmine. In addition, as a play on this, a quickly-dying soldier in Gears of War is named Carmine.

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