Sepia (color)

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The sepia color is a dark brown color. It is named after the rich brown pigment from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish Sepia.[1]

  • Sepia ink was used as writing ink in Greco-Roman civilization
The image above is Sepia

Color codes[change | change source]

  • In HTML, Sepia's color code is #704214
  • Sepia is composed by 43.9% red, 25.9% green and 7.8% blue.[2]
  • Sepia could be obtained by mixing #e08428 with #000000.
  • Sepia's closest web-safe color is #663300.
  • In CMYK, Sepia is composed by 0% cyan, 41.1% magenta, 82.1% yellow and 56.1% black.

Meanings[change | change source]

  • Sepia can also be a filter to put in photos
  • Sometimes sepia is confused with light Sepia
  • Sepia is also know as deep orange and brown

Similar colors[change | change source]

  • Gray-brown(code:#756b5b)
    • light brown(#ad9d86)
      • orangeish light brown(#a1865d)
        • Orangeish dark brown(#a8772d)
        • Gray orange(#d4c498)
        • Dark Gray orange(#63552d)
        • High contrast dark orange(#c49000)
        • light orange brown(#a8945d)
        • White sepia(#e3d3a6)
        • Light Sepia White(#fcf5e1)
        • Gray sepia(#d9d2bf)

Other type of similar colors[change | change source]

Sepia similar colors that are obtained mixing sepia and other colors.

  • Cyan similar Sepia(#758e8f)
  • Green Similar Sepia(#758f7f)
  • Lime similar sepia(#798f75)
  • Pink similar Sepia(#8f7585)
  • Red similar sepia(#523c3c)

References[change | change source]

  1. St. Clair, Kassia (2016). The Secret Lives of Colour. London: John Murray. p. 248–249. ISBN 9781473630819. OCLC 936144129.
  2. "Sepia / #704214 hex color".