You can believe: there are currently more than 105 cataloged red tones. That's right, red is much more than the primary color that everyone learned in school. And in today's post we'll show you different shades of this passionate color, from the lighter and hotter tones to the darker and more closed, sure to have one to snatch your heart.
And speaking of the heart, you must already be bald to know that red is the color of passion, desires and sin. But that's not the only feature of red. Want to know more? So come check with us:
Characteristics of red color
The color of the heart is also the color that best represents concepts such as power, freedom, dynamism and energy. It is no wonder that many national flags and political parties have color as the largest representative.
Red is a color of extremes. With her it's all or nothing. You will hardly go through a red environment without being hit by it. Color has the power to elevate blood pressure and increase heart rate, so hypertensive patients should avoid exaggerated red contact.
Since suffering with depression you can find in color a great ally. Studies have shown that depressed patients have been more excited in the presence of color.
Another interesting feature of red color is that it is stronger and visible to human eyes than any other color. This is because the wavelength of this color is the largest of all of the visible spectrum.
Red was also the first color to be used in human history. Cave paintings dating from 3500 BC already use color to narrate hunts and other important events of prehistoric man.
Shades of red color
Impossible to pass immune to red, no matter which of the 105 shades of color you choose, it will always be striking and intense. Check out the main shades of red, their meanings and characteristics:
Alizarin is a deep, deep red shade originally obtained from the root of a plant known as a garcia. Alizarin was used for millennia and fell into disuse in 1869 when the tone was to be obtained synthetically in laboratories.
The amaranth is a shade of reddish rose that represents the flower of the amaranth plant. One of the first records of this tone of red came in 1969.
The burgundy is considered one of the most elegant and refined shades of red. The color of this tone is in a darker gradation and closed red.
The Burgundy tone, also known as red wine, has this name because it is directly associated with the color of the wines of the region of Burgundy in France. The dark and closed tone is very similar to burgundy.
The cardinal red tone refers to an intense and stronger graduation of red, used, above all, by the leaders of the Catholic Church, as a way to remember the blood of Christ shed on the cross.
The crimson is a shade of strong red, bright and deep with nuances of blue, making it come to a certain degree of closeness to the purple hue. Crimson dye was obtained through the dried body of an insect known as Vermillion Kermes, but eventually fell into disuse after the rise of carmine dye.
Carmine is one of the most popular shades of red used by the industry. The strong and vibrant tone is obtained from Cochonila do Carmim, an insect resembling the aphid. The use of this dye has provoked reactions in groups of animal defense, since to produce half a kilogram of dye it is necessary to sacrifice about seventy thousand insects.
The cherry is a shade of red with strong bond with the rose. The name refers directly to the fruit.
The red carnelian is a tone that pulls towards the brown and the orange. The name is related to stone of the same name that has this coloration due to the pigments of iron oxide found in its interior.
The magenta is a shade of red that also houses shades of blue in its composition. Erroneously, this tone is often mistaken for fuchsia, lived rose or carmine. A curiosity about magenta is that it does not exist in the color spectrum, the tone is an illusion created by the human eye.
The marsala is a deep deep red tone that is especially high in fashion.
Vibrant and very dynamic, the Orange Red tone is the blend between red and orange, resulting in a combination that lavishes euphoria and heat.
The Persian Red or Persian red is a reddish earth tone with orange touch. The deep and intense tone is also known as artificial red. The first record of the color is dated 1895.
The tone Rubi mentions the precious stone that has the red closed like main color.
The Red Shine is a warm deep red tone very close to shades like amaranth and crimson.
Coral red is an intense, warm reddish orange. The color makes reference to a species of snake.
The falu red comes from a Swedish town of the same name and has an interesting history. The paint used to paint the houses of the city were produced with remnants of iron pigments from local miners. The pigments ended up giving the paint a slightly rusty appearance is the color came to be known as red falu, named after the city.
Pure red or scarlet, as it is also known, is one among the three primary colors. Deep, hot, intense, pure red is the first wave of the color spectrum and most visible to human eyes. Red is one of the easiest colors to find in nature. It colors stones, animals, insects, flowers, scales, hairs and feathers. In the universe, red is present giving color to planets and stars.
How to insert in the decoration
With so many varieties of red it is difficult to define which one to use in interior decoration. But to help you with this task, we've selected some tips:
- If you want to create a warm and daring decor bet on tones with the same characteristic, such as scarlet, carmine, coral and red shine;
- However, if the intention is to create a more intimate, sexy and sophisticated décor include tones of red, such as ruby, marsala and bordeaux;
- There is even the option of using red to bring a climate of comfort and warmth, taking advantage of the feeling of warmth that the color brings. For this you prefer tones with a slight touch of orange or brown, such as Persian red, carnelian and Orange red.
- In order not to miss the dose, prefer to use the red in details in the decoration, as in cushions, blankets and lamps;
- The shades of red combine with different proposals of decoration, from the most rustic to the most sophisticated. It is up to you to choose the right tone and balance it with the rest of the decor;
- Combine the shades of red with light colors for a more subtle and delicate proposal, since if you want something more intense and full of personality bet on the combination of red and black;
- The red can also be harmonized with its complementary colors, green and blue, creating environments full of style; another possibility is to combine the shades of red with the yellow and pink analogues;
Can you risk a red decoration in your house? If you're still in doubt, check out the selection of photos below that have chosen red as the color of the turn. You will understand why red is the color of passion:
Picture 1 - Details in red to take the boredom of the bathroom.
Picture 2 - A white base decor has significant details in red.
Picture 3 - There is style! The red chair knows why it came and speaks directly with the buttons on the stew.
Picture 4 - Charm and elegance for the bathroom with the pads in tone burgundy.
Picture 5 - The deep and deep shade of red brings warmth and coziness in the right measure to the couple's bedroom.
Picture 6 - The closed and deep tone of red brings warmth and coziness in the right measure to the room of the couple.
Picture 7 - Room tricolor: black, white and red; all of them in the right measure.
Picture 8 - Black and red form a striking and stylish combination, while the wooden pieces on the wall evoke a cozy atmosphere.
Picture 9 - Deep black and red to leave the room sophisticated and sober.
Image 10 - Red and green match? Look that!
Picture 11 - And what do you think of a combination of red and blue? Success guaranteeing.
Picture 12 - The natural light that enters the window completes the proposal of decoration of this room red and black.
Picture 13 - Do you want a rag decor in the bathroom? Try this: red walls, white marble floor, mirror and black and gold details; the plant pot is also important.
Picture 14 - On the wall, in the form of art, red is an inspiration.
Image 15 - In the home office, red appears sober and discreet.
Image 16 - A glamorous red bench; the luminaire completes the look.
Picture 17 - That touch of color that all cuisine deserves and needs to have.
Picture 18 - The burgundy is the right shade of red to create colorful but bold environments.
Picture 19 - Already here, the intense red is even more highlighted with the use of indirect lights.
Picture 20 - Kitchen of red cabinets, topa?
Picture 21 - In the room, red is used to break the whiteness of walls and furniture.
Image 22 - The red countertop bathroom and black wall is highlighted with diffused light.
Picture 23 - Nothing like a warm tone to leave the room warm.
Picture 24 - Several shades of red in the same cabinet.
Image 25 - And if you love too much red you can use the color on the front of the house.
Picture 26 - At the edge of the pool, the color is an invitation to a sunny day and fun.
Image 27 - To complete the richness of red, details in glass and mirror.
Image 28 - Brush strokes of red in the house settings.
Image 29 - And a red door like that? And too much for you ?.
Picture 30 - Who said you can not use red in the baby's room? Just do not overdo the dose and neutralize the color using a neutral tone like white.
Picture 31 - Dining room with pub face; the red helps to achieve this effect.
Picture 32 - Elegance and refinement in decor using red, black and wood.
Picture 33 - But the red can also be romantic, for that bet in furniture of classic carpentry and flowers by the environment.
Picture 34 - And to prove all the versatility of color, a bathroom with retro influence.
Picture 35 - Romantic yes, but without being cliche and with much more daring !.
Image 36 - The red was so natural in this kitchen that it does not even look like it's all over the place.
Image 37 - Ceiling and red curtains.
Image 38 - And what do you think of bringing the red to the appliances?
Picture 39 - Do not know how and where to insert the red in the decor? Try a design piece with the color.
Image 40 - Just a red detail in the environment to hear that "WOW".
Image 41 - And what about a red scarlet bathroom? A luxury only !.
Image 42 - Red and rustic: a combination to be sure.
Picture 43 - In this house, the kitchen is hidden behind a sophisticated red sliding door.
Image 44 - To end the white predominance in this kitchen, the option was to bet on a red coral cabinet tone.
Image 45 - Red and navy blue for modern and lively decorations.
Picture 46 - A red carpet like this and the decoration of the room is already solved.
Picture 47 - And right at the reception, a giant red closet.
Picture 48 - All charm and friendliness of a red kitchen for you to be enchanted.
Picture 49 - The service area also deserves that touch of more care and attention.
Picture 50 - The red stools are a charm, but what is that red lamp in the background? A drag!
Picture 51 - Two shades of red in the same kitchen: coral and scarlet.
Image 52 - Small, but capable of impact.
Picture 53 - Pure elegance this kitchen of red cabinets, color of wine.
Image 54 - Red details on all sides of this room.
Picture 55 - On the wall of the TV, the intense red works like a panel.
Image 56 - Very red, but always well balanced with white.
Image 57 - In the outdoor area, the option was to use dark red combined with blue and green.
Image 58 - The modern room knew very well how to take advantage of the color red.
Image 59 - The contemporary and full of design room also ventured into the red.
Picture 60 - In this kitchen, the coating that runs through the sink bench is all red, contrasting with the light and neutral tones of the base of the decor.