Alizarin crimson is a red color that is biased slightly more towards purple than towards orange on the color wheel. It is named after the organic dye alizarin, found in the madder plant, and the related synthetic lake pigment alizarin crimson (PR83 in the Color Index).
Hex triplet #E32636
sRGB ( B r, g, b) (227, 38, 54)
CMYK ( H c, m, y, k)
(0, 83, 76, 11)
HSV ( h, s, v)
(354.9°, 83.3%, 89%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
In human culture [ edit ]
Alizarin Belvedon, painter and son of renowned painter Galena Borochova and art dealer Raymond Belvedon, in
Jilly Cooper's novel Pandora.
It is one of the colors listed by
Donovan in his song, (although he mispronounces it as "alizarian"). Wear Your Love Like Heaven It is mentioned in
Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1966/67 musical composition Hymnen, where it is included in a spoken fugue where the names of dozens of different shades of red are intermingled as a symbol of the various forms of Communism that existed on the planet at that time.
A typical sample is shown for each name; a range of color-variations is commonly associated with each color-name.