- Cordovan (color)
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #893F45 RGBB (r, g, b) (137, 63, 69) HSV (h, s, v) (337°, 89%, 94%) Source Pantone Color Planner B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Cordovan is a rich shade of burgundy and a dark shade of rose. Cordovan takes its name from the city of Cordoba, Spain, where the production of shell cordovan leather was first practiced by the Visigoths in the seventh century. The term cordovan has come to describe the color of clothing, leather in particular.
The first recorded use of cordovan as a color name in English was in 1925.
Cordovan in culture
- Cordovan is a popular color for mens shoes:
- Cordovan colored leather gear and footwear are standard issue in the U.S. National Park Service.
Shades of brown
- ^ Shah, David. "Pantone View Color Planner Summer 2007 Key Color Combinations". Metropolitan Publishing of Amsterdam. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. http://web.archive.org/web/20070929102344/http://www.retailinsights.be/uploadedfiles/eiseman+key+color+combos.pdf. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
- ^ Constable, Olivia Remie (1994). Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain. Cambridge University Press.
- ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Cordovan Page 39 Plate 8 Color Sample H8
Auburn Beaver Beige Bistre Bole Bronze Brown Buff Burgundy Burnt sienna Burnt umber Camel Chamoisee Chestnut Chocolate Citrine Coffee Copper Cordovan Desert sand Earth yellow Ecru Fallow Fawn Field drab Fulvous Isabelline Khaki Lion Liver Mahogany Maroon Ochre Raw umber Redwood Rufous Russet Rust Sand Sandy brown Seal brown Sepia Sienna Sinopia Tan Taupe Tawny Umber Wenge Wheat The samples shown above are only indicative.
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