Fashion vocabulary 101 : 16 shades of red that go beyond 'maroon'


Fashion vocabulary 101 : 16 shades of red that go beyond ‘maroon’

From mahogany to marsala

By Sruthi Ravinder  June 27th, 2018

Colours. We see them, we think we know them. It’s time to expand your fashion vocabulary beyond that Crayola crayon box you owned as a kid. When it comes to shades of red, you’re probably thinking shiny red, purplish red, that deep dark kind of red, that red that almost looks black… Please, it’s time you ditch these painful descriptions and use the right names. Switch over to mahogany, merlot, marsala and more shades we’ve shortlisted that will make online shopping much easier (but will confuse the hell out of your boyfriend). 

Knowledge is power. Here are 16 brilliantly-named shades of red you must master quickly to improve your fashion vocabulary. 

16 shades of red to add to your fashion vocabulary

Cherry

Bobbi Brown, Art Stick Liquid Lip

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Scarlet

Givenchy, scarlet red quilted lambskin Obsedia shoulder bag

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Crimson

Pearl Beading Ribbon Detail Hoodie from Romwe 

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Merlot

Dose of colours, Merlot 

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Currant

Donald J Pliner Harriet suede bow flat loafer

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Mahogany

Rockport Cobb Hill Oliana Bootie 

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Wine

Michael Kors Collection, Cropped plonge leather jacket

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Blush

Sephora, Colourful Face Powders - Blush

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Candy

Michael Kors, Claire Pointed-Toe Pumps

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Rose

Ali & Jay Bohemian Rhapsody Maxi Dress

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Marsala

NARS Blush - Seduction

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Burgundy

Social Bridesmaids Strapless Georgette Gown

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Blood

Valentino, Cash & Rocket leather biker jacket

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Ox blood

Coach, Foldover crossbody clutch

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Brick

M.A.C Matte Eye Shadow - Red Brick


Sangria

Sensationail Gel Nail Polish - Juicy Sangria

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