Coffee (color)

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Coffee is a brownish color that is like the color of a ripe but unroasted coffee beans. Different types of coffee beans have different colors when unroasted--the color coffee represents an average. The first time coffee was used as a color name in English was in 1695. [1] The source of the color displayed at right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #58). [2]

The first recorded use of Cafe au Lait as a color name in English was in 1839. [3] The source of the color "Cafe au Lait" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #57). [4]

The first recorded use of Cafe Noir as a color name in English was in 1928. [5]The source of the color "Cafe Noir" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #81). [6]

Meaning of coffee[change | change source]

  • The color coffee implies someone or something that is lively and active, the way one feels from consuming the caffeine in coffee.

Tones of coffee color comparison chart[change | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Café au Lait (Coffee and Milk) (Latte) #A67B5B 166 123 91 26° 30% 50%
Coffee #6F4E37 111 78 55 25° 34% 33%
Deep Coffee (Roast Coffee) #704241 112 66 65 27% 35%
Café Noir (Black Coffee) #4B3621 75 54 33 30° 39% 21%


References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coffee: Page 53--Plate 15 Color Sample A11
  2. ISCC NBS Color List—See Coffee, color sample #58:
  3. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cafe au Lait: Page 47--Plate 12 Color Sample A6
  4. ISCC NBS Color List—See Cafe au Lait, color sample #57:
  5. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cafe Noir: Page 39--Plate 8 Color Sample H12
  6. ISCC NBS Color List—See Cafe Noir, color sample #81:

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