Definition of chrome red in English:

chrome red


  • A bright red pigment consisting of lead chromate with varying amounts of lead oxide.

    ‘But I could get copper reds on the bottom and chrome reds on top, all in the same firing.’
    • ‘There are a number of other colors that are lead based such as the Chrome reds and yellows and even genuine Naples Yellow.’
    • ‘An imitation of chrome red is made by coloring white lead, orange lead, or barytes with some of the coal-tar dyes, especially with eosin.’
    • ‘Chrome red was also known as scarlet chrome and was a cold, red hue.’