Chocolate (color)

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Molten chocolate and a piece of a chocolate bar
This box shows the color chocolate.

The color chocolate is a tone of dark brown that resembles chocolate. The color chocolate is shown on the right of the screen. [1]

The first written use of chocolate as a color name in English was in 1737.[2]

Meaning of chocolate[change | edit source]

  • The color chocolate is a color that like the color rose represents love because often people give chocolate, just like they give roses, to people that they love, whether romantically or as a gift from a parent to a child.

Tones of chocolate color comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Cocoa Brown ("Chocolate" (web color)) (Light Chocolate) (Hex: #D2691E) (RGB: 210, 105, 30)
  • Medium Chocolate (ISCC-NBS Chocolate #19) (Hex: #905D5D) (RGB: 144, 93, 93)
  • CHOCOLATE ( (Maerz and Paul) (Hex: #7B3F00) (RGB: 123, 63, 0)
  • Dark Chocolate (ISCC-NBS Chocolate #46) (Hex: #674C47) (RGB: 103, 76, 71)

References[change | edit source]

  1. The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called chocolate in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color chocolate is displayed on page 39, Plate 8, Color Sample H10.
  2. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 192; Color Sample of Chocolate: Page 39 Plate 8 Color Sample H10 Note: the color shown above as "chocolate" matches the color sample in this book shown as "chocolate"
  3. Urban Dictionary—“Chocolate City”:
  4. Barrack Obama uses the term "Chocolate City" in 2008:

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