Copper (color)

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This article is about the color. For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation).

Copper is a reddish brown color that resembles the metal copper.

CopperHow to read this color infobox
Copper-18706.jpg
Crystallized copper metal is copper colored.
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B87333
sRGBB  (rgb) (184, 115, 51)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 32, 72, 28)
HSV       (h, s, v) (29°, 72%, 72%)
Source [1]/Maerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The first recorded use of copper as a color name in English was in 1594.[2]

Variations of copper[edit]

Pale copper[edit]

Copper (Crayola)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DA8A67
sRGBB  (rgb) (218, 138, 103)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (15, 53, 62, 51)
HSV       (h, s, v) (18°, 53%, 85%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed pale tone of copper that is called copper in Crayola crayons. This color was formulated by Crayola in 1958.


Copper red[edit]

Copper RedHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CB6D51
sRGBB  (rgb) (203, 109, 81)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 46, 60, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v) (14°, 60%, 80[3]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color copper red.

The first recorded use of copper red as a color name in English was in 1590.[4]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Copper Red (color sample #39)

Copper penny[edit]

Copper PennyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #AD6F69
sRGBB  (rgb) (173, 111, 105)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 36, 39, 32)
HSV       (h, s, v) (5°, 39%, 68[5]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color copper penny.

Copper penny is one of the colors in the special set of metallic Crayola crayons called Silver Swirls, the colors of which were formulated by Crayola in 1990.


Copper rose[edit]

Copper roseHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #996666
sRGBB  (rgb) (153, 102, 102)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 33, 33, 40)
HSV       (h, s, v) (0°, 33.3%, 60%)
Source [2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color copper rose.

The first recorded use of copper rose as a color name in English was in 1928.[6]


Copper in nature[edit]

Plants

Snakes

Copper in culture[edit]

Ethnography

Geography

Heraldry

  • Copper is used in heraldry as a metal tincture since the late 20th Century, so far mostly in Canada.

Kitchenware

  • Copper kitchenware is popular, mostly because it is convenient because it heats up faster, but some like to collect it just because they like the color.

Marriage

  • The 7th wedding anniversary is called the Copper Anniversary and one is expected to give gifts made of copper to a couple celebrating that anniversary. By extension, the 7th anniversary of any important event can be called the copper jubilee, although this term is seldom used.

Music

Politics

Pre-History

  • The Copper Age or Chalcolithic (Greek khalkos + lithos 'copper stone') period (also known as the Eneolithic (Aeneolithic)), is a phase in the development of human culture in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools.

Religion

Role playing games

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called copper in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color copper is displayed on page 31 Plate 4, Color Sample I11.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Copper: Page 31 Plate 4 Color Sample I11
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #CB6D51 (Copper Red):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193
  5. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #AD6F69 (Copper Penny):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Copper Rose: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample J5
  7. ^ See: Rand McNally’s World Atlas International Edition Chicago:1944 Rand McNally Map: "Races of Mankind" Pages 278-279--In the explanatory section below the map, the American Indian Race is described as being "copper-colored"
  8. ^ An Interior Ellis Island: Ethnic Diversity and the Peopling of Michigan’s Copper Country, Keweenaw Ethnic Groups. MTU Archives and Copper Country Historical Collection, J. Robert Van Pelt Library, Michigan Technological University.
  9. ^ Prophet, Elizabeth Clare and Prophet, Mark (as compiled by Annice Booth) The Masters and Their Retreats Corwin Springs, Montana:2003 Summit University Press--Padmasambhava Page 259