Rust (color)

About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#B7410E
sRGBB (r, g, b)(183, 65, 14)
HSV (h, s, v)(18°, 92%, 72%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(44, 102, 20°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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]


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.


  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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