Tan (color)

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Tan is a color that is a pale tone of brown.

The first written use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590.[1]

The name comes from from tannum, (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather.[2]

Meaning of tan[change | edit source]

  • When a person sunbathes to make his or her skin darker, he or she is said to be getting a tan.

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

  • Light Tan (Tan Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #ECDEC9) (RGB: 236, 222, 201)
  • Light Peru (Peru Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #EAC592) (RGB: 234, 197, 146)
  • TAN (web color) (Hex: #D2B48C) (RGB: 210, 180, 140)
  • Orange Tan (Tan (Crayola)) (Hex: #FAA76C) (RGB: 250, 167, 108)
  • Apricot Tan (Plochere) (Hex: #E3A857) (RGB: 227, 168, 87)
  • Light Hawaiian Tan (Hawaiian Tan Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #D2A560) (RGB: 210, 165, 96)
  • Light Peru Tan (Peru Tan Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #C18D25) (RGB: 193, 141, 37)
  • Peru (web color) (Hex: #CD853F) (RGB: 205, 133, 63)
  • Peach Tan (ISCC-NBS #39) (Hex: #B4745E) (RGB: 180, 116, 194)
  • Tuscan Tan (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #A67B5B) (RGB: 166, 123, 91)
  • Windsor Tan (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #AE6938) (RGB: 174, 105, 56)
  • French Tan (Tan (Pourpre.com)) (Hex: #A75502) (RGB: 167, 85, 2)
  • Hawaiian Tan (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #9D5616) (RGB: 157, 86, 22)
  • Dark Tan (PerBang.dk) (Hex: #918151) (RGB: 145, 129, 81)
  • Peru Tan (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #7F3A02) (RGB: 127, 58, 2)
  • Dark Peru Tan (Peru Tan (Resene color list)) (Hex: #733E1F) (RGB: 115, 62, 31)

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  2. "tan". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=tan&searchmode=none. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  3. http://www.csor-rosc.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.