Scarlet (color)


Scarlet (color)
Scarlet
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FF2400
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 36, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (8°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Scarlet (from the Persian سآقرلآت säqirlāt) is a bright red color with a hue that is somewhat toward the orange. It is redder than vermilion. It is a pure chroma on the color wheel one-fourth of the way between red and orange.[1] Scarlet is sometimes used as the color of flame. It may also symbolize the color of the blood of a living person, like crimson, although the actual color of blood (from hemoglobin) is closer to crimson than scarlet.

An early recorded use of scarlet as a color name in the English language dates to 1250.[2]

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Variations of scarlet

Scarlet rose

Torch red

Scarlet (Crayola)
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FD0E35
RGBB (r, g, b) (253, 14, 53)
HSV (h, s, v) (8°, 100%, 92%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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

Flame

Flame
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #E25822
RGBB (r, g, b) (226, 88, 34)
HSV (h, s, v) (17°, 85%, 89[3]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color flame , a medium shade of scarlet, is displayed at left.

The first recorded use of flame as a color name in English was in 1590.[4]

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955), a Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See sample of the color Flame (color sample #34) displayed on indicated page.[5]

A brick wall

Fire brick

Fire Brick
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #B22222
sRGBB (r, g, b) (178, 34, 34)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 74%, 42%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at left is the web color fire brick, a medium dark shade of scarlet/red.

Scarlet in human culture

School colors

Sound recording

  • The standard describing the Super Audio CD format is called Scarlet Book (because SACD can be considered a refinement of the original Audio CD format described in the Red Book).[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Color Sample of Scarlet: Page 25 Plate 1 Color Sample L12 (Scarlet is shown as being one of the colors on the right and bottom of the plate representing the most highly saturated colors between red and orange at a position one-fourth of the way between red and orange.)
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Scarlet: Page 25 Plate 1 Color Sample L12
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E25822 (Flame):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 195; Color Sample of Flame: Page 25 Plate 1 Color Sample D12
  5. ^ http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-f.htm
  6. ^ "Boston University Information Center - Quick Facts". http://www.bu.edu/dbin/infocenter/content/index.php?pageid=873. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Boston University Brand Identity Standards - Master Logo Colors - Boston University Red". http://web.bu.edu/brand/logo/colors/. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  8. ^ http://www.ohiostate.com/
  9. ^ http://www.rutgers.edu/about-rutgers/rutgers-history
  10. ^ "Texas Tech Facts". Texas Tech University. http://www.ttu.edu/facts/. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  11. ^ "SACD FAQ". ps3sacd.com. http://www.ps3sacd.com/sacdfaq.html. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 

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  • Scarlet — Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers; scarlet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet admiral — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet fever — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet fish — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet ibis — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet maple — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet mite — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet oak — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet runner — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet tanager — Scarlet Scar let, a. Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread. [1913 Webster] {Scarlet admiral} (Zo[ o]l.), the red admiral. See under {Red}. Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus multiflorus}) having scarlet flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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