May Color of the Month: Vermilion (DEFD22)
05/16/2023 | Marni Mervis |
Why Vermilion is May’s Color of the Month
It’s May and you can practically feel the heat of summer just around the corner. It’s with this in mind that we introduce our May Color of the Month, Vermilion (DEFD22). This orange-red paint color calls to mind sunsets by the beach or the freshly washed metal of a fiery-colored convertible cruising the strip. This bold red paint color is the statement-making accent for your front door and more, as Vermilion is part of our Front Door Limited Edition Color Collection. Cultivate your perfect summer color palette starting with our May Color of the Month. Try pairing Vermilion with Classic White (DEHW08) and Pale Beach (DE6199) to craft a perfectly balanced palette. This limited-edition front door shade provides the perfect setting to live boldly!
A History Of Orange-Red
The term vermilion comes from French, and originated because of the brilliant orange-red color similar to a popular natural red dye made throughout Europe from an insect called Kermes vermilio. Dunn-Edwards’ Vermilion paint color is influenced by the color, color family, and pigment most often derived, from antiquity through the 19th-century, from the powdered mineral cinnabar.
In fact, cinnabar’s orange-red color has been important to cultures and empires throughout history, from Maya civilizations who used it in royal burial chambers, to ancient Chinese dynasties, among others. In fact, western symbology expert and author of Red: The History of A Color, Michel Pastoureau, notes that frescoes made from rich red cinnabar graced many Pompeiian houses communicating luxury to those who visited.
Bold and fierce, our May Color of the Month, Vermilion is the perfect hue to make a dazzling, memorable entry. You even can try it out before you commit with the click of a button. Download our InstaColor® ID app and simply upload a photo from your personal library or one from ours to give the space an instant, virtual paint job. Dunn-Edwards is committed to bringing you the highest-quality paint that is also trusted by both design experts and painting professionals. Don’t put your projects on hold any longer. Just one more click and you can order your free samples to get started.