Mahogany (color)

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Mahogany
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#C04000
sRGBB  (rgb)(192, 64, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 67, 100, 25)
HSV       (h, s, v)(20°, 100%, 75[1]%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellowish brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Mahogany is a reddish-brown color. It is approximately the color of the wood mahogany. However, the wood itself, like most woods, is not uniformly the same color and is not recognized as a color by most.

The first recorded use of mahogany as a color name in English was in 1737.[3]

Variations of mahogany[edit]

Mahogany red[edit]

Mahogany (Crayola)
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CD4A4C
sRGBB  (rgb)(205, 74, 76)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 64, 63, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v)(359°, 64%, 80[4]%)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Mahogany red is equivalent to the color called mahogany in Crayola crayons. "Mahogany" was made a Crayola color in 1949.[citation needed]

The first recorded use of mahogany red as a color name in English was in 1843.[5]

Mahogany tints and shades[edit]

Mahogany tints and shades
Name Color Hex Triplet RGB
Mahogany #C04000 192 64 0
Mahogany-VY LT #FFBEA4 255 190 164
Mahogany-LT #DD6D5B 221 109 91
Mahogany-MD #D16654 209 102 84
Mahogany-DK #9D3C27 157 60 39
Mahogany-VY DK #8F3926 143 57 38

Mahogany in culture[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • In Pokémon, there is a village called Mahogany Town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C04000 (Mahogany):
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called mahogany in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color mahogany is displayed on page 37, Plate 7, Color Sample J10.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198; Color Sample of Mahogany: Page 37 Plate 7 Color Sample J10
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #CD4A4C (Mahogany Red):
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198

Notes[edit]

Reference for mahogany tints and shades chart: "RGB values for DMC floss". Retrieved June 13, 2005.