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Chestnut (color)

Chestnuts can be found on the ground around chestnut trees.
Chestnut
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    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #954535
sRGBB  (rgb) (149, 69, 53)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 54, 64, 42)
HSV       (h, s, v) (10°, 64%, 58[1]%)
Source Maerz and Paul
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Chestnut is a color, a medium reddish shade of brown (displayed right), and is named after the nut of the chestnut tree.

Indian red is a similar but separate and distinct color from chestnut.

Chestnut is also a very dark tan that almost appears brown.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Variations of chestnut 2
    • Deep chestnut 2.1
  • Chestnut in nature 3
  • Chestnut in human culture 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Etymology

The name chestnut derives from the color of the nut of the chestnut tree. The first recorded use of chestnut as a color term in English was in 1555.[2] The color maroon is also named after the chestnut (via French marron).

Variations of chestnut

Deep chestnut

Chestnut (Crayola)
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    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B94E48
sRGBB  (rgb) (185, 78, 72)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 50, 50, 25)
HSV       (h, s, v) (10°, 50%, 75%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Deep chestnut is the color called chestnut in Crayola crayons. This color was also produced in a special limited edition in which it was called Vermont maple syrup.

At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly) believed the name represented the skin color of Native Americans, Crayola changed the name of their crayon color "Indian Red", originally formulated in 1958, to "Chestnut" in 1999.[3] In reality, the color Indian red has nothing to do with American Indians but is an iron oxide pigment the use of which is popular in India.

Chestnut in nature

Chestnut-backed chickadee

Chestnut in human culture

Animal husbandry
Cosmetology

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster Page 197
  3. ^ Crayon Chronology


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