What Colour Is Vermilion?


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Vermilion is a pigment that is reddish orange in colour. Formerly, it was obtained from powdered cinnabar; a kind of mineral. The chemical formula for this pigment is HgS (mercuric sulphide). It resembles the colour scarlet.

Artificially, vermilion is produced by the process of reacting molten sulphur with mercury. Majority of the vermilion that is manufactured through natural processes comes from cinnabar mines in China. This is why vermilion is also called as China Red.

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