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Tan
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #D2B48C
RGBB (r, g, b) (210, 180, 140)
HSV (h, s, v) (34°, 33%, 82%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Tan is a brownish, tawny color. The name is derived from tannum, or crushed oak bark, that is used in the process for tanning leather. The resulting process often produces a hide with a 'tan' hue.

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

Contents

Dark tan

Dark Tan
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #918151
RGBB (r, g, b) (145, 129, 81)
HSV (h, s, v) (45°, 44%, 57%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color dark tan.

Tan in human culture

Astronomy

Military

Parapsychology

Shoes

  • Tan is a popular color for loafers.

Sunbathing

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  2. ^ Oslie, Pamalie Life Colors: What the Colors in Your Aura Reveal Novato, California:2000--New World Library Tan Auras: Pages 65-103
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