Lava (color)

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Lava (#CF1020)

33 ft (10 m) high fountain of lava, Hawaii, United States

Lava is a color that is a shade of red. It is named after the color of volcanic lava.

This is the color (color #CF1020, shown at right) of fresh lava pouring out of a volcano.

The first recorded use of lava as a color name in English was in 1891.[1]

Variations of lava[edit]

Dark lava[edit]

About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#483C32
sRGBB  (rgb)(72, 60, 50)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 17, 31, 72)
HSV       (h, s, v)(27°, 31%, 28[2]%)
SourceISCC-NBS (color sample #81)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color dark lava is the color of lava that has cooled and begun to congeal into igneous rock.


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197; Color Sample of Lava: Page 39 Plate 8 Color Sample E7.
  2. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #483C32

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