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Venetian red

Venetian red is a light and warm (somewhat unsaturated) pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide (Fe2O3) of the hematite type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.

Venetian red

Venetian Red
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C80815
RGBB (r, g, b) (200, 8, 21)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 84%, 84%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color Venetian red.

The first recorded use of Venetian red as a color name in English was in 1753. [1]

The source of this color is a picture of a bottle of Venetian red car paint with a color sample of Venetian red on the side of the bottle:[1].


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201; Color sample of Venetian red: Page 35 Plate 6 color sample I12
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