Cordovan (color)

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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#893F45
sRGBB  (rgb)(137, 63, 69)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 54, 50, 46)
HSV       (h, s, v)(355°, 54%, 54%)
SourcePantone Color Planner[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDark red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cordovan is a rich shade of burgundy and a dark shade of rose. Cordovan takes its name from the city of Córdoba, Spain, where the production of cordovan leather was first practiced by the Visigoths in the seventh century.[2] The term cordovan has come to describe the color of clothing, leather in particular; in this sense, the use of cordovan overlaps with that of oxblood.

The first recorded use of cordovan as a color name in English was in 1925.[3]

In culture[edit]



  • Cordovan is a popular color for men's shoes:



  • A Cordovan colored finish is applied to dart cabinets produced by Hathaway Games.
  • The character Roark and his father Byron, from Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, have Cordovan-colored hair.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

  • A Cordovan colored interior was popular in the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shah, David. "Pantone View Color Planner Summer 2007 Key Color Combinations" (PDF). Metropolitan Publishing of Amsterdam. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  2. ^ Constable, Olivia Remie (1994). Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain. Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Cordovan Page 39 Plate 8 Color Sample H8