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Silver (#C0C0C0)

Silver is the metallic shade resembling gray, closest to that of polished silver.

The visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's brightness varying with the surface angle to the light source. In addition, there is no mechanism for showing metallic or fluorescent colors on a computer without resorting to rendering software which simulates the action of light on a shiny surface. Consequently in art one would normally use a metallic paint that glitters like real silver. A matte grey color like the swatch on this page would not be considered silver.

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History

The first recorded use of silver as a color name in English was in 1481.[1]

Color definitions

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Web color silver

Silver
Color icon silver.svg
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C0C0C0
sRGBB (r, g, b) (191, 191, 191)
HSV (h, s, v) (--°, 0%, 75%)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Since version 3.2 of HTML "silver" is a name for one of the 16 basic-VGA-colors.

  • HTML-example: <body bgcolor="silver">
  • CSS-example: body { background-color:silver; }


Pale silver

Pale silver
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C9C0BB
RGBB (r, g, b) (201, 192, 187)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 0%, 80%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Pale silver is the color called silver in Crayola crayons. It is not a neutral grayscale color, but is a warm gray with an extremely slight tone of orange-red.

Silver in nature

Minerals

Plants

  • A silver fir is a valuable timber tree that originated in Europe.[4]
  • A silver maple is characterized by lacy, delicate leaves that are lighter grayish-green on the underside. These trees get their name from the shimmering effect the two-toned leaves give when fluttering in a breeze.

Animals

In human culture

Aphorisms

Art

Education

Film

Gerontology

Heraldry

  • In heraldry there is no distinction between silver and white, represented as "argent".
  • In English heraldry argent (silver) or white signified brightness, purity, virtue, or innocence. [6]

Literature

Music

Panelology

Parapsychology

Politics

Real Estate

Robotics

Role playing games

Sports

See also

References

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Silver: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample A2
  2. ^ "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". W3.org. http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/#html4. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ Asimov, Isaac Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos New York:1992 Plume (Penguin)
  4. ^ a b c d Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachuetts, U.S.A.:1984--Merriam-Webster Page 1098
  5. ^ Debra J. Saunders (2008-03-11). "“Everyone’s Mortgage Crisis”—Debra J. Saunders’ column in the Tue. March 11, 2008 ''San Francisco Chronicle'' about the Social Security and Medicare Entitlement Crisis:". Sfgate.com. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/11/ED5HVH87G.DTL&hw=Debra+Saunders&sn=003&sc=862. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  6. ^ The American Girls Handy Book, p.369
  7. ^ Greenhouse, Herbert B. The Astral Journey New York:1975 Doubleday Page 46
  8. ^ Silverdome Sells for $583,000:

Simple English

This is about the color. The article about the metal is here.

This box shows the color silver.
 

[[File:|thumb|left|A nugget of silver]] Silver is the color of the metal silver. It is a grayish-white color.

The first recorded use of silver as a color name in English was in 1481.[1]

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Meaning of silver

  • Silver represents accomplishment, as when an athlete wins a Silver Medal (second place) at the Olympics.


Tones of silver color comparison chart

  • Neon Silver (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #E3E4E5) (RGB: 227, 228, 229)
  • Silver (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #DADADA) (RGB: 218, 218, 218)
  • Pale Silver (Crayola Silver) (Hex: #C9C0BB) (RGB: 201, 192, 187)
  • Silver (Hex: #C0C0C0) (RGB: 192, 192, 192)
  • Silver Sand (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #BFC1C2) (RGB: 191, 193, 194)
  • New Silver (Hex: #BFB8A5) (RGB: 191, 184, 165)
  • Silver Chalice (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #ACACAC) (RGB: 172, 172, 172)
  • Quicksilver (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Hex: #A6A6A6) (RGB: 166, 166, 166)
  • SILVER (Hex: #848482) (RGB: 132, 132, 130)


ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Silver: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample A2

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