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Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather.[1]

Tan
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#D2B48C
sRGBB  (rgb)(210, 180, 140)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 14, 33, 18)
HSV       (h, s, v)(34°, 33%, 82%)
SourceX11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Some shades of Tan
Dark Tan 

The first recorded use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590.[2]

Chestnut oak bark, formerly used in tanning
Chestnut oak bark, formerly used in tanning

Colors which are similar or may be considered synonymous to tan include: tawny, tenné, and fulvous.

Variations of tanEdit

Sandy tanEdit

Sandy Tan
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FDD9B5
sRGBB  (rgb)(253, 217, 181)
HSV       (h, s, v)(30°, 29%, 99%)
SourceCrayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color Sandy tan.

This color was formulated by Crayola in 2000 as a Crayola marker color.

Tan (Crayola)Edit

Tan
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FAA76C
sRGBB  (rgb)(250, 167, 108)
SourceCrayola crayons/markers
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the orangish tone of tan called tan since 1958 in Crayola crayons and 1990 in Crayola markers.

Windsor tanEdit

Windsor Tan
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#AE6838
sRGBB  (rgb)(167, 85, 2)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 46, 68, 32)
HSV       (h, s, v)(24°, 68%, 68[3]%)
SourceISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color Windsor tan.

The first recorded use of Windsor tan as a color name in English was in 1925.[4]

Tuscan tanEdit

Tuscan Tan
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#A67B5B
sRGBB  (rgb)(166, 123, 91)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 26, 45, 35)
HSV       (h, s, v)(26°, 45%, 65[5]%)
SourceISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color Tuscan tan.

The first recorded use of Tuscan tan as a color name in English was in 1926.[6]

Tan in human cultureEdit

Military

Sunbathing

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "tan". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #AE6838 (Windsor Tan):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 207; Color Sample of Windsor Tan: Page 49 Plate 13 Color Sample G12
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #A67B5B (Tuscan Tan):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 206; Color Sample of Tuscan tan: Page 49 Plate 13 Color Sample C8
  7. ^ http://www.csor-rosc.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.