In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

With crimson, madder and vermillion hues, the colour red finds its way onto the façades of Russian cathedrals, Canadian autumn leaves and raging volcano craters.

Red is the symbol of warmth and luxury, energy and power, love and passion. Red pigments are extracted from cochineal, porphyry and safflowers, and their existence in various natural forms never ceases to amaze. Discover the hues or red we have selected for you: from saffron red to alizarin crimson, we take you on a world tour full of different shades.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Red: phone booth in London's city centre, United Kingdom.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Venetian red: Indian summer in the plains near Vancouver, Canada.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Scarlet red: Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Saffron red: spices at a Marrakech stall.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Alizarin red: Tulip Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Raspberry red: Buddhist monks parade in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Coral red: Chilean flamingo near Santiago.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Lava red: magma surface of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Réunion island

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Henna red: in Delhi, India, the tattooed hands of this Indian woman are almost as red as her traditional wedding gown.

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In 2017, Mother Nature sees red

Capucine red: traditional children garments for the Shichi-go-san festival in Osaka, Japan.

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