|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(121, 68, 59)|
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)||(0, 44, 51, 53)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(9°, 51%, 47%)|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Bole is a shade of brown. There is an English word bole meaning the trunk of a tree, but according to the American Heritage Dictionary, this word is simply a homograph/homophone that does not share the etymological origin of the color word bole, which derives from Latin bōlus (lump of earth) and refers to a kind of soft fine clay whose reddish-brown varieties are used as pigments, hence its use as a word for a reddish-brown color.
Another name for the color bole is terra rosa. The color name terra rosa has been used as a synonym for bole since 1753. The color "terra rosa" is classified a warm red color. In art, it's classified as being similar to Venetian red, but more pink or salmon.
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Bole: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample F11
- ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps — See sample of the color Bole (color sample #43) displayed on indicated page.