Rust (color)

Rust
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#B7410E
HSV       (h, s, v)(18°, 92%, 72%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(183, 65, 14)
SourceColorHexa[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Rust is an orange-brown color resembling iron oxide. It is a commonly used color in stage lighting and appears roughly the same color as photographic safelights when used over a standard tungsten light source.

The first recorded use of rust as a color name in English was in 1692.[2]

Origin[edit]

Rust is named after the resulting phenomenon of the oxidation of iron. The word 'rust' finds its etymological origins in the Proto-Germanic word rusta, which translates to "redness." The word is closely related to the term "ruddy," which also refers to a reddish coloring in an object.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rust / #b7410e hex color". ColorHexa. ColorHexa. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Rust: Page 35 Plate 6 Color Sample A12

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