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Chestnut (color)

— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CD5C5C
RGBB (r, g, b) (205, 92, 92)
HSV (h, s, v) (0°, 55%, 80%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Indian red also known as chestnut, is a medium brownish shade of red. It is named after a special soil found in India. It is thus an earth tone as well as a red. It is composed of naturally occurring iron oxides.

Indian red is not named after Native Americans. However, because of the possible confusion, Crayola changed their crayon color Indian Red to Chestnut.   Other shades of iron oxides include Venetian Red and English Red.

The name Chestnut derives from the color of the skin of a newly released fruit, the "conker", of the common Horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum.

See also

List of colors

Alizarin Amaranth Burgundy Cardinal Carmine Cerise Chestnut Coral Red Crimson Dark Pink Falu red
Fire engine red Hollywood Cerise Magenta (Process) Maroon Mauve taupe Orange-Red Persian red Pink Persimmon Red Red-violet
Rose Ruby Rust Puce Sangria Scarlet Terra cotta Venetian red Vermilion
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