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12 Types of Scarlet Color

 , November 26, 2019
Scarlet is a brilliant red color with a tinge of orange. This is a bold color that is commonly used to symbolize nations, authority, wealth, religion, organizations, ideologies and concepts such as courage. Scarlet dyes were used as early as the 8th century BC and the color has become deeply rooted in culture. For example, it is mentioned several times in the Bible and was worn by high ranking officials of the Roman Empire. The following are common types of scarlet and visually similar colors.
Scarlet
#ff3300
Red
#ff0000
Vermilion
#f4320c
Bright Scarlet
#fc0e34
Flame Scarlet
#cd212a
Medium Scarlet
#fc2847
Safflower Scarlet
#e83929
Dark Scarlet
#b63e36
Blood Red
#980002
Crimson Red
#980001
Vivid Crimson
#cc0033
Bright Red
#ff000d
Overview: Scarlet
Type
Definition
A brilliant red color with a tinge of orange.
Associations
Associated with wealth and power due to early use by power structures to symbolize their authority. For example, it was the second most prestigious color worn by officials in Ancient Rome after the purple worn by the Emperor.
Historically it is common for Kings, princes and wealthy individuals to wear scarlet.
The color scarlet is mentioned in the bible where it is associated with sin. Nevertheless, scarlet was adopted as a symbol of Christian institutions. For example, the flag of the Crusaders was a scarlet cross. This was due to the influence of Roman traditions surrounding the color and indicated a willingness to defend the faith with one's own blood.
Scarlet came to symbolize revolution after the French Revolution as it was used to symbolize the blood of martyrs of the Paris uprisings of 1848.
In the 20th century, scarlet was heavily associated with communism as the color of both the flag of the Soviet Union and Communist China.
Scarlet is commonly used in traditional academic dress.
Scarlet is associated with blood and bravery and is a very common color for military ceremonial dress. It is also famously associated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, colloquially known as the Mounties.
A common color for sports uniforms and symbols such as team logos.
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