Rust (color)

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Hex triplet#B7410E
sRGBB  (rgb)(183, 65, 14)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(22, 85, 100, 13)
HSV       (h, s, v)(18°, 92%, 72%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Rust is an orange-red-brown color resembling iron oxide. It is a commonly used color in stage lighting and appears roughly the same color as photographic safelights when used over a standard tungsten light source.

The first recorded use of rust as a color name in English was in 1692.[1]


Rust is named after the resulting phenomenon of the oxidation of iron. The word 'rust' finds its etymological origins in the Proto-Germanic word rusta, which translates to "redness." The word is closely related to the term "ruddy," which also refers to a reddish coloring in an object.


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Rust: Page 35 Plate 6 Color Sample A12

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