Cinnabar is spicy red orange-like the mineral. Because of its color, it was used as a pigment and carved into jewelry in ancient times. However, after having discovered that it is toxic — being an important ore of mercury — the use was discontinued.
With color ranging from cinnamon to scarlet, cinnabar has the heat of red, vibrancy of orange, and the earthiness of brown.
It blends effortlessly with nearby colors — oranges, neutrals, and even yellows — and helps turquoises and blues pop.