Carmine (color)

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For the pigments used to make the color, see Carmine.
CarmineHow to read this color infobox
Carmine.JPG
Powdered carmine pigment
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #960018
sRGBB  (rgb) (150, 0, 24)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 75, 42, 1)
HSV       (h, s, v) (350°, 100%, 59[1]%)
Source Pourpre.com
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Carmine is the general term for some deep red colors that are very slightly purplish but are generally slightly closer to red than the color crimson is. Some rubies are colored the color shown below as rich carmine. The deep dark red color shown at right 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.

The first recorded use of carmine as a color name in English was in 1523.[2]

Variations of carmine[edit]

Ultra red[edit]

Wild WatermelonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FC6C85
sRGBB  (rgb) (252, 108, 133)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 57, 42, 1)
HSV       (h, s, v) (350°, 57%, 99[3]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color wild watermelon is displayed at right.

Ultra red is a color formulated by Crayola in 1972. In 1990, the name of the color was changed to wild watermelon.

With a hue code of 350, this color is within the range of carmine colors.

This color is supposed to be fluorescent, but there is no mechanism for displaying fluorescence on a computer screen.

Radical red[edit]

Radical RedHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FF355E
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 53, 94)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 79, 63, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (348°, 79%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The Crayola crayon color radical red is displayed at right.

The color radical red was formulated by Crayola in 1990.

With a hue code of 348, this color is within the range of carmine colors.

This color is supposed to be fluorescent, but there is no mechanism for displaying fluorescence on a computer screen.

Paradise pink[edit]

Paradise PinkHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E63E62
sRGBB  (rgb) (230, 62, 98)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 73, 57, 10)
HSV       (h, s, v) (347°, 73%, 90[4]%)
Source Pantone TPX[5]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color paradise pink.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #17-1755 TPX—Paradise Pink.[6]

Since it has a hue code of 347, the color paradise pink is within the range of carmine colors.


Rich carmine[edit]

Carmine (M&P)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D70040
sRGBB  (rgb) (215, 0, 64)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 100, 7-, 16)
HSV       (h, s, v) (342°, 100%, 84[7]%)
Source Maerz and Paul[8]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The rich carmine color tone displayed at right matches the color shown as carmine in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color (cited below). This color is also called Chinese carmine. This is the color usually referred to as carmine in fashion and interior design.

Spanish carmine[edit]

Carmine (G&S)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D10047
sRGBB  (rgb) (209, 0, 71)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 100, 66, 18)
HSV       (h, s, v) (340°, 100%, 82[9]%)
Source Gallego and Sanz[10]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Spanish carmine is the color that is called Carmin (the Spanish word for "carmine") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

Pictorial carmine[edit]

Pictorial CarmineHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C30B4E
sRGBB  (rgb) (195, 11, 78)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 94, 60, 24)
HSV       (h, s, v) (338°, 94%, 76[11]%)
Source Gallego and Sanz[12]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Pictorial carmine is the color that is called Carmín pictórico (Spanish for "pictorial carmine") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

This is a typical tone of carmine pigment used in painting.

Japanese carmine[edit]

Carmine (JTC)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9D2933
sRGBB  (rgb) (157, 41, 51)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 74, 68, 38)
HSV       (h, s, v) (355°, 74%, 62[13]%)
Source JTC
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color Japanese carmine is shown at right.

The name of this color in Japanese is enji-iro, which means cochineal color.

Carmine in human culture[edit]

Crime Scene Investigation

  • The name is often applied to descriptions of blood, because the dark carmine color of the raw pigment shown at the top of the page is the color of dried blood.

Music

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 worn by the Redshirt (character) who wears Star Trek's carmine colored engineering uniforms is carmine. In addition, as a play on this, a quickly-dying soldier in the game Gears of War is named Carmine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #960018 (Carmine) at Forret.com:
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called Rich Carmine in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color by Maerz and Paul. New York, McGraw-Hill, p. 29, Plate 3, Color Sample K5.
  3. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #FC6C85 (Wild Watermelon (Ultra Red)):
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E63E62 (Paradise Pink):
  5. ^ Type the words "Paradise Pink" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  6. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Paradise Pink" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  7. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #D70040 (Rich Carmine) at Forret.com:
  8. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called carmine in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color by Maerz and Paul. New York, McGraw-Hill, p. 29, Plate 3, Color Sample K5.
  9. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #D10047 (Spanish Carmine) at Forret.com:
  10. ^ Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guía de coloraciones (Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guide to Colorations) Madrid: H. Blume. ISBN 84-89840-31-8
  11. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C30B4E (Pictorial Carmine) at Forret.com:
  12. ^ Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guía de coloraciones (Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guide to Colorations) Madrid: H. Blume. ISBN 84-89840-31-8
  13. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #9D2933 (Japanese Carmne):