Cherry red is a color inspired by the sweet and sour stone fruit of the same name. This is based on the color of the young fruit when it is an extremely bright red. Cherries become dark as they ripen and approach a deep burgundy color. Wild cherries have been consumed by humans since the Bronze Age and cherries have been cultivated since 800 BC. Cherry red is a provocative, audacious and youthful color that has been a source of symbolism, allegory and euphemism since antiquity. It is often used to signal social status, particularly risk taking and youthfulness. For example, it is a common color for sports cars and cosmetics. The following are common types of cherry red and a few related colors.
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