Silver (color)

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A silver crystal

Silver is a metallic color tone resembling gray that is a representation of the color of polished silver.

The visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's brightness varying with the surface angle to the light source. In addition, there is no mechanism for showing metallic or fluorescent colors on a computer without resorting to rendering software which simulates the action of light on a shiny surface. Consequently in art and in heraldry one would normally use a metallic paint that glitters like real silver. A matte grey color like the swatch on this page could also be considered silver in color.

History[edit]

The first recorded use of silver as a color name in English was in 1481.[1] In heraldry, the word argent is used,[2] derived from Latin argentum over Medieval French argent.

Like turquoise, orange and purple, silver has no common rhyme.[3]

Silver[edit]

SilverHow to read this color infobox
Color icon silver.svg
Common connotations
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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C0C0C0
sRGBB  (rgb) (192, 192, 192)
HSV       (h, s, v) (--°, 0%, 75%)
Source HTML/CSS[4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color silver.

Since version 3.2 of HTML "silver" is a name for one of the 16 basic-VGA-colors.

  • HTML-example: <body bgcolor="silver">
  • CSS-example: body { background-color:silver; }


Variations of silver[edit]

Pale silver[edit]

Silver (Crayola)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C9C0BB
sRGBB  (rgb) (201, 192, 187)
HSV       (h, s, v) (0°, 0%, 80%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Pale silver is the pale tone of silver color called silver in Crayola crayons.

Silver has been a Crayola color since 1949.

Crayola silver is not a neutral grayscale color, but rather a warm gray with a very slight tinge of orange-red.

Silver pink[edit]

Silver PinkHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C4AEAD
sRGBB  (rgb) (196, 174, 173)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 11, 12, 23)
HSV       (h, s, v) (3°, 12%, 77[5]%)
Source Plochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color silver pink is displayed at right.

The color name silver pink first came into use in 1948.

The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[6]


Silver sand[edit]

Silver SandHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BFC1C2
sRGBB  (rgb) (191, 193, 194)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (2, 1, 0, 4)
HSV       (h, s, v) (200°, 2%, 76[7]%)
Source Xona.com Color List
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color silver sand.

The color name silver sand for this tone of silver has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


Silver chalice[edit]

Silver ChaliceHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #ACACAC
sRGBB  (rgb) (172, 172, 172)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 0, 0, 33)
HSV       (h, s, v) (--°, 0%, 68[8]%)
Source Xona.com Color List
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color silver chalice.

The color name silver chalice for this tone of silver has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


Roman silver[edit]

Roman SilverHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #838996
sRGBB  (rgb) (131, 137, 150)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (13, 9, 0, 41)
HSV       (h, s, v) (221°, 13%, 59[9]%)
Source Resene
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color roman silver.

Roman silver, a blue-gray tone of silver, is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand.



Old silver[edit]

Old SilverHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #848482
sRGBB  (rgb) (132, 132, 130)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 0, 2, 52)
HSV       (h, s, v) (60°, 2%, 52[10]%)
Source ISCC NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color old silver.

Old silver is a color that was formulated to resemble tarnished silver.

The first recorded use of old silver as a color name in English was in 1905.[11]


Sonic silver[edit]

Sonic SilverHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #757575
sRGBB  (rgb) (117, 117, 117)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 0, 0, 54)
HSV       (h, s, v) (--°, 0%, 46[12]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Sonic silver is a tone of silver included in Metallic FX crayons, specialty crayons formulated by Crayola in 2001.


Silver in nature[edit]

Plants
  • A silver birch is a tree in the birch family. The leaves are whitish silver on underside.
  • A silver fir is a valuable timber tree that originated in Europe.[13]
  • A silver maple is characterized by lacy, delicate leaves that are lighter grayish-green on the underside. These trees get their name from the shimmering effect the two-toned leaves give when fluttering in a breeze.
Animals

Silver in culture[edit]

Aphorisms
  • The expression "every cloud has a silver lining" is used to point out that something good can often come out of even a bad situation.
  • The expression "silver-tongued" refers to a person who possesses the power of fluent, persuasive, eloquent and/or witty speech.
Art
Astronomy
  • The Chinese name Silver River (銀河) is used throughout East Asia, including Korea and Japan to denote the Milky Way Galaxy (An alternative name for the Milky Way in ancient China, especially in poems, is "Heavenly Han River"(天汉).). In Japanese, "Silver River" (銀河 ginga) means galaxies in general and the Milky Way is called the "Silver River System" (銀河系 gingakei) or the "River of Heaven" (天の川 Amanokawa or Amanogawa).
Film
Geography
  • Nevada is referred to as the silver state because of the historically rich silver mines located there such as the comstock lode.
Gerontology
Heraldry
  • In heraldry there is no distinction between silver and white, represented as "argent".
  • In English heraldry argent (silver) or white signified brightness, purity, virtue, or innocence.[16]
Literature
Marriage
  • The 25th wedding anniversary is called the silver anniversary and guests at a 25th wedding anniversary party are expected to bring gifts made of silver. By extension, the 25th anniversary of any important event is called its Silver Jubilee.
Military
Music
Panelology
Parapsychology
Politics
Real estate
Role playing games
School colors
Scouting
Sexuality
Sports

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Silver: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample A2
  2. ^ Friar, Stephen, ed. (1987). "A New Dictionary of Heraldry". London: Alphabooks/A&C Black. p. 343. ISBN 0 906670 44 6. 
  3. ^ See refractory rhyme.
  4. ^ "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". W3.org. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C4AEAD (Silver pink):
  6. ^ Plochere Color System
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #BFC1C2 (Silver Sand):
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #ACACAC (Silver Chalice):
  9. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #838996 (Roman Silver):
  10. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #848482 (Old Silver):
  11. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 189; Color Sample of Old Silver: Page 99 Plate 38 Color Sample A1
  12. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #757575 (Sonic Silver):
  13. ^ a b c d Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1984--Merriam-Webster Page 1098
  14. ^ Debra J. Saunders (2008-03-11). ""Everyone’s Mortgage Crisis"—Debra J. Saunders’ column in the Tue. March 11, 2008 ''San Francisco Chronicle'' about the Social Security and Medicare Entitlement Crisis:". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  15. ^ Newsweek--June 7, 2010--"The Rise of the ‘Silver Divorce’":
  16. ^ The American Girls Handy Book, p.369
  17. ^ Greenhouse, Herbert B. The Astral Journey New York:1975 Doubleday Page 46
  18. ^ Silverdome Sells for $583,000:
  19. ^ Andrews, Vincent (2010), The Leatherboy Handbook, The Nazca Plains Corp., ISBN 978-1-61098-046-3 
  20. ^ Hankycode on gaycitiusa.com access date 2012-03-30
  21. ^ Hankycode on leathernjonline.com access date 2010-03-30
  22. ^ Hanky Code on Sacramento Bolt website