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About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #704214
RGBB (r, g, b) (112, 66, 20)
HSV (h, s, v) (30°, 82%, 44%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Sepia is a dark brown-grey color, named after the rich brown pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish Sepia.

The word sepia is the Latinized form of the Greek σηπία, sēpía, cuttlefish.

Sepia in human culture


  • In the last quarter of the 18th century, Professor Jacob Seydelmann of Dresden developed a process to extract and produce a more concentrated form for use in watercolors and oil paints.




  • Sepia tones are used in photography; the hue resembles the effect of aging in old photographs and photographs chemically treated for archival purposes, an effect sometimes created on purpose. Many digital cameras include a sepia tone effect as well.

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