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)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0%, 100%, 79%, 20%)
HSV       (h, s, v)(0°, 85%, 70%)[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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.

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

Carnelian in culture[edit]

School colors[edit]


  • 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 financial crisis of 2007–2008 on the United States economy.[4]





  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. ^ "The Brand Book - Cornell University". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Carnelian Room calling it quits". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  5. ^ Campbell's Soup History: Introduction Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine from Campbell's official website