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A Guide to Hermes Reds

A Guide to Hermes Reds

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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.

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Sienne Togo
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Sienne Taurillon Clemence
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Bougainvillea – This shade is a bright pinkish red. Hermes Bougainvillea came out in the fall/ winter of 2009.

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Bougainvillea Matte Alligator
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Bougainvillea Ostrich
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Bougainvillea Taurillon Clemence
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Bougainvillea Epsom

Rubis – Hermes Rubis translates to “Ruby” in French and is a reddish brown that came out in the fall/ winter of 2010.

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Rubis Swift
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Rubis Taurillon Clemence
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Rubis Togo

Geranium – a fiery red that came out in 2012.

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Geranium Togo
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Geranium Taurillion Novillo
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Geranium Shiny Alligator

Rouge Casaque – a more muted red that also came out in 2012.

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Rouge Casaque Togo
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Rouge Casaque Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Casaque Epsom

Rouge Pivoine – is a peachy red that translates to “Red Peony” in French and was released in 2014.

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Rouge Pivoine Epsom
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Rouge Pivoine Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Pivoine Togo

Rouge Tomate – a bright, well, tomato red nonetheless. Hermes Rouge Tomate was released in the fall winter of 2016.

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Rouge Tomate Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Tomate Epsom
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Rouge Tomate Evercolor
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Rouge Tomate Swift

Bordeaux – a dark wine-colored red.

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Bordeaux Swift
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Bordeaux Togo
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Bordeaux Epsom

Braise – translates to “Ember” in French and is often seen applied on exotic skins.

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Braise Shiny Alligator

Brique – this name is fairly straightforward. Hermes Brique is a brick red.

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Brique Ostrich
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Brique Epsom
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Brique Box

Rouge Garance – this is a red with raspberry pink undertones.

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Rouge Garance Chevre Mysore
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Rouge Garance Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Garance Togo

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.

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Rouge H Shiny Porosus Crocodile
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Rouge H Box
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Rouge H Evercolor

Rouge Imperial – slightly darker than Rouge H.

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Rouge Imperial Toile

Rouge Moyen – translates to “Medium Red” and is a deep candy apple red with cooler undertones.

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Rouge Moyen Lizard

Rouge Venetian – a rusty red.

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Rouge Venetian Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Venetian Epsom
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Rouge Venetian Togo

Rouge Vif – a vibrant cherry lipstick red with pink undertones seen on vintage pieces.

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Rouge Vif Taurillon Clemence
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Rouge Vif Ostrich
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Rouge Vif Epsom

Vermillion – a bright red, similar to Rouge Tomate, but with more orange undertones.

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Vermillion Taurillon Clemence
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Vermillion Swift
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Vermillion Togo

Bourgogne – a dark burgundy often seen on exotic skins.

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Bourgogne Shiny Alligator
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Bourgogne Matte Porosus Crocodile

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!