Chocolate (color)

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A chocolate bar dipped in molten chocolate.
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 | change source]

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

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Cocoa Brown #D2691E 210 105 30 25° 86% 47% web color
Medium Chocolate #905D5D 144 93 93 35% 46% ISCC-NBS Chocolate #19
Chocolate #7B3F00 123 63 0 31° 100% 24% (Maerz and Paul
Dark Chocolate #674C47 103 76 71 31% 34% ISCC-NBS Chocolate #46

References[change | change 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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