Carnelian (color)

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Carnelian sard (mineral specimen).jpg
Polished pebbles of the mineral carnelian
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B31B1B
sRGBB  (rgb) (179, 27, 27)
HSV       (h, s, v) (0°, 85%, 70%)
Source Cornell.edu[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Carnelian is a color named after the carnelian variety of the mineral chalcedony. This semi-precious gemstone is noted for its rich shade of reddish-brown.

Another name for this color is Cornell red[according to whom?], as it is the color of Cornell University.[citation needed]

The first recorded use of Carnelian as a color name in English was in 1899.[2]

Carnelian in culture[edit]

Buildings

  • The Carnelian Room was a luxury restaurant that was once located on the 52nd (top) floor of the 555 California Street Building, formerly the Bank of America Center, in San Francisco, California. The average cost of an entree there was $50 to $75. (The restaurant was so named because 555 California Street is a building whose outer cladding is composed of carnelian colored granite.) The restaurant went out of business on 31 December 2009 because of the continuing impact of the 2008 economic crisis on the United States economy.[3]

Business

Literature

University colors

Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coordinates derived from colorscheme to Cornell University website 
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw Hill Page 192
  3. ^ "Carnelian Room calling it quits". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ Campbell's Soup History: Introduction from Campbell's official website
  5. ^ "Cornell University - Facts about Cornell". Retrieved 2008-08-02