Copper (color)

Crystallized copper metal is copper colored.

Copper is a reddish brown color that resembles the metal copper.

Copper
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #B87333
RGBB (r, g, b) (184, 115, 51)
HSV (h, s, v) (29°, 72%, 72%)
Source Maerz and Paul [1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color copper.

The first recorded use of copper as a color name in English was in 1594.[2]

Contents

Variations of copper

Pale copper

Copper (Crayola)
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #DA8A67
RGBB (r, g, b) (218, 138, 103)
HSV (h, s, v) (18°, 53%, 85%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed pale tone of copper that is called copper in Crayola crayons. This color was formulated by Crayola in 1958.


Copper red

Copper Red
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #CB6D51
RGBB (r, g, b) (203, 109, 81)
HSV (h, s, v) (14°, 60%, 80[3]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color copper red.

The first recorded use of copper red as a color name in English was in 1590.[4]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Copper Red (color sample #39)

Copper penny

Copper Penny
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #AD6F69
RGBB (r, g, b) (173, 111, 105)
HSV (h, s, v) (5°, 39%, 68[5]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color copper penny.

Copper penny is one of the colors in the special set of metallic Crayola crayons called Silver Swirls, the colors of which were formulated by Crayola in 1990.


Copper rose

The first recorded use of copper rose as a color name in English was in 1928.[6]


Kenyan copper

Kenyan Copper
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #7C1C05
RGBB (r, g, b) (124, 28, 5)
HSV (h, s, v) (12°, 96%, 49[7]%)
Source Xona.com Color List
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color Kenyan copper.

The color name Kenyan copper for this dark tone of copper has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.


Copper in human culture

Ethnography

  • Amerindians are often referred to as being copper colored or copper-skinned.[8]

Geography

Kitchenware

  • Copper kitchenware is popular, mostly because it is convenient because it heats up faster, but some like to collect it just because they like the color.

Marriage

  • The 7th wedding anniversary is called the Copper Anniversary and one is expected to give gifts made of copper to a couple celebrating that anniversary. By extension, the 7th anniversary of any important event can be called the copper jubilee, although this term is seldom used.

Music

  • In the song Maria Magenta on the 1973 album Cosmic Wheels, Donovan calls Maria Magenta my copper go-go girl.
  • Copper was an emo or emocore band based in Buffalo, NY in the mid-1990s.
  • Copperhead is a name used by a number of different music bands.

Politics

Pre-History

  • The Copper Age or Chalcolithic (Greek khalkos + lithos 'copper stone') period (also known as the Eneolithic (Aeneolithic)), is a phase in the development of human culture in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools.

Religion

Role playing games

References

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called copper in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color copper is displayed on page 31 Plate 4, Color Sample I11.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Copper: Page 31 Plate 4 Color Sample I11
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #CB6D51 (Copper Red):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193
  5. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #AD6F69 (Copper Penny):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Copper Rose: Page 33 Plate 5 Color Sample J5
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #7C1C05 (Kenyan Copper):
  8. ^ See: Rand McNally’s World Atlas International Edition Chicago:1944 Rand McNally Map: "Races of Mankind" Pages 278-279--In the explanatory section below the map, the American Indian Race is described as being "copper-colored"
  9. ^ Prophet, Elizabeth Clare and Prophet, Mark (as compiled by Annice Booth) The Masters and Their Retreats Corwin Springs, Montana:2003 Summit University Press--Padmasambhava Page 259

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