Tan (color)

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Tan is a color that is a pale tone of brown or green tone of orange.

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

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

Meaning of tan[change | change source]

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

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Light Tan #ECDEC9 236 222 201 36° 15% 86% (Tan Light (Xona.com color list))
Sandy Tan #FDD9B5 253 217 181 30° 28% 85%
Light Peru #EAC592 234 197 146 35° 38% 75% (Peru Light (Xona.com color list))
Tan #D2B48C 210 180 140 34° 33% 69% (web color)
Orange Tan #FAA76C 250 167 108 25° 57% 70% (Tan (Crayola))
Apricot Tan #E3A857 227 168 87 35° 62% 62% (Plochere)
Light Hawaiian Tan #D2A560 210 165 96 36° 54% 60% (Hawaiian Tan Light (Xona.com color list))
Light Peru Tan #C18D25 193 141 37 40° 81% 45% (Peru Tan Light (Xona.com color list))
Peru #CD853F 205 133 63 30° 69% 53% (web color)
Peach Tan #B4745E 180 116 94 15° 48% 54% (ISCC-NBS #39)
Tuscan Tan #A67B5B 166 123 91 26° 45% 50% (ISCC-NBS)
Windsor Tan #AE6938 174 105 56 25° 68% 45% (ISCC-NBS)
French Tan #A75502 167 85 2 30° 99% 33% (Tan (Pourpre.com))
Hawaiian Tan #9D5616 157 86 22 28° 75% 35% (Xona.com color list)
Dark Tan #865E55 134 94 85 11° 37% 43% (PerBang.dk)
Peru Tan #7F3A02 127 58 2 27° 98% 25% (Xona.com color list)

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References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  2. "tan". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  3. http://www.csor-rosc.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.