When you think of red, you may have a shade in mind, but you’d be surprised at the number of red colors Hermes has in their color portfolio.
Not all Hermes reds are the same. Devout Hermes connoisseurs know there are countless shades of Hermes reds to choose from. From the signature Rouge H to the more vintage hues like Rouge Vif, the Hermes bag color chart is truly awe-inspiring.
The same Hermes colors, in this case, reds, can display subtle differences depending on the leather type you choose. In this guide, we’re sharing some of the red colors from Hermes that are guaranteed to capture your heart – and, very likely, your wallet too.
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Types of Hermes Reds
Hermes reds, just like Hermes pinks, Hermes blues, and Hermes oranges, are very unique. Every red (and there are multiple Hermes “Rouges”) has a distinct appearance. Depending on the leather the red is applied to, the same reds can look entirely different! Take a look for yourself.
Sienne – This shade could pass for brown. Hermes Sienne came out in the spring/ summer of 2009.
Bougainvillea – This shade is a bright pinkish red. Hermes Bougainvillea came out in the fall/ winter of 2009.
Rubis – Hermes Rubis translates to “Ruby” in French and is a reddish brown that came out in the fall/ winter of 2010.
Geranium – a fiery red that came out in 2012.
Rouge Casaque – a more muted red that also came out in 2012.
Rouge Pivoine – is a peachy red that translates to “Red Peony” in French and was released in 2014.
Rouge Tomate – a bright, well, tomato red nonetheless. Hermes Rouge Tomate was released in the fall winter of 2016.
Bordeaux – a dark wine-colored red.
Braise – translates to “Ember” in French and is often seen applied on exotic skins.
Brique – this name is fairly straightforward. Hermes Brique is a brick red.
Rouge Garance – this is a red with raspberry pink undertones.
Rouge H – aka Rouge Hermes, known as the classic Hermes red. The lipstick color was created in 1925. As stated by Hermes, “Rouge H is the emblematic color of the house of Hermes. A very elegant dark red with a hint of brown, verging on burgundy.”
Rouge Imperial – slightly darker than Rouge H.
Rouge Moyen – translates to “Medium Red” and is a deep candy apple red with cooler undertones.
Rouge Venetian – a rusty red.
Rouge Vif – a vibrant cherry lipstick red with pink undertones seen on vintage pieces.
Vermillion – a bright red, similar to Rouge Tomate, but with more orange undertones.
Bourgogne – a dark burgundy often seen on exotic skins.
Hermes reds are quite special. Hermes’ color names and shades are expansive. Just like other classic and sought-after colors, Hermes reds are unique, and depending on the leather type the red is applied to, the same reds can look entirely different!