A brilliant red color with a tinge of orange.
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.