Cerise (color)

Cerise (/səˈrs/ or /səˈrz/; French pronunciation: ​[sə.ʁiz]) is a deep to vivid reddish pink.

Cerise
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#DE3163
sRGBB (r, g, b)(222, 49, 99)
HSV (h, s, v)(343°, 78%, 87%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(50, 118, 2°)
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Bandy balls are cerise colored.

EtymologyEdit

The colour or name comes from the French word cerise, meaning "cherry".

 
Cherry fruits

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of cerise as a colour name in English was in The Times of November 30, 1858.[2] This date of 1858 as the date of first use of the color name is also mentioned in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color.[3] However, it was used at least as early as 1845 in a book of crochet patterns.[4]

Variations of ceriseEdit

There are various tones of cerise.

Hollywood ceriseEdit

Hollywood Cerise
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F400A1
sRGBB (r, g, b)(244, 0, 161)
HSV (h, s, v)(320°, 100%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(54, 124, 341°)
SourceMaerz and Paul[5]/Venus Paradise C.P.[6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid purplish red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

In the 1950s, a popular brand of colored pencils, Venus Paradise, had a colored pencil called Hollywood cerise which was this color. Before being renamed Hollywood cerise in the 1940s, the color had been known, since its inception in 1922, simply as Hollywood.[7]

Deep ceriseEdit

Deep Cerise
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#DA3287
sRGBB (r, g, b)(218, 50, 135)
HSV (h, s, v)(330°, 77%, 85%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(51, 103, 347°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid purplish red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at the right is the deep tone of cerise called cerise in Crayola crayons (see the List of Crayola crayon colors).

The color name cerise has been used for this color since 1993 by Crayola.

IrresistibleEdit

Irresistible
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#B3446C
sRGBB (r, g, b)(179, 68, 108)
HSV (h, s, v)(338°, 62%, 70%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(45, 72, 354°)
SourcePlochere
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate purplish red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color irresistible is displayed at right.

The color name irresistible first came into use in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[8]

The normalized color coordinates for irresistible are identical to raspberry rose, which was first recorded as a color name in English in 1950 in the Descriptive Color Names Dictionary.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called cerise in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color cerise is displayed on Page 31, Plate 4, Color Sample J6.
  2. ^ "Sign IN - Open University".
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul, A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw-Hill See Cerise in Index Page 192
  4. ^ Crochet Explained and Illustrated, by Cornelia Mee. London: David Bogue, Fleet Street (1845), p. 117.
  5. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called Hollywood in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color Hollywood is displayed on page 33, Plate 5, Color Sample K5.
  6. ^ This color matches the color called Hollywood Cerise in the Venus Paradise colored pencil set, widely sold during the 1950s.
  7. ^ Maerz and Paul, A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw-Hill See Hollywood in Index, Page 196 and Color Sample of Hollywood, Page 33, Plate 5, Color Sample K5
  8. ^ "Plochere Color System | Gold Pheasant – Mission White". colors.bravo9.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2022-10-26.
  9. ^ Circular of the Bureau of Standards no. 553: The ISCC-NBS method of designating colors and a dictionary of color names. Washington, D.C.: National Bureau of Standards. 1955-11-01. pp. 14, 80. Retrieved 2022-10-26 – via Internet Archive text collection. (from p. 14) Taylor, H. D., Knoche, L., and Granville, W. C., Descriptive color names dictionary (Container Corporation of America, Chicago, 111., 1950). (from p. 80) Taylor, Knoche, Granville | Raspberry Rose gm ... 9 lc

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