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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.
Additional recommended knowledge
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.
List of colors
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