Tan (color)

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TanHow to read this color infobox
Common connotations
skin color, loafer, sunbathing
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D2B48C
sRGBB  (rgb) (210, 180, 140)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 14, 33, 18)
HSV       (h, s, v) (34°, 33%, 82%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Some shades of Tan
Dark Tan  

Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather.[1]

The first recorded use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590.[2]

Colors which are similar or may be considered synonymous to tan include: tawny, tenné, and fulvous.


Variations of tan[edit]

Windsor tan[edit]

Windsor TanHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #AE6838
sRGBB  (rgb) (167, 85, 2)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 46, 68, 32)
HSV       (h, s, v) (24°, 68%, 68[3]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color Windsor tan.

The first recorded use of windsor tan as a color name in English was in 1925.[4]

Tuscan tan[edit]

Main article: Tuscan red
Tuscan TanHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #A67B5B
sRGBB  (rgb) (166, 123, 91)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 26, 45, 35)
HSV       (h, s, v) (26°, 45%, 65[5]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color Tuscan tan.

The first recorded use of Tuscan tan as a color name in English was in 1926.[6]

Tan in human culture[edit]

Military

Parapsychology

Shoes

  • Tan is a popular color for loafers.

Sunbathing

  • When a person sunbathes to make his or her skin darker, he or she is said to be getting a tan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tan". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #AE6838 (Windsor Tan):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 207; Color Sample of Windsor Tan: Page 49 Plate 13 Color Sample G12
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #A67B5B (Tuscan Tan):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 206; Color Sample of Tuscan tan: Page 49 Plate 13 Color Sample C8
  7. ^ http://www.csor-rosc.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
  8. ^ Oslie, Pamalie Life Colors: What the Colors in Your Aura Reveal Novato, California:2000--New World Library Tan Auras: Pages 65-103