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Copper (color)

Copper (#B87333)

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



— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #B87333
RGBB (r, g, b) (184, 115, 51)
HSV (h, s, v) (29°, 72%, 72%)
Source BF2S Color Guide
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color copper.

Pale copper

Pale Copper
— 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 the color pale copper. This is the color that is called copper in Crayola crayons. This color was formulated by Crayola in 1958.

Copper in nature


  • The copper butterfly is the common name for the butterfly family Lycaenidae.
  • The Copperhead may refer to any of three different species of snakes:
    • Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper species found in parts of North America.
    • Austrelaps, a genus of venomous elapids found in southern Australia and Tasmania.
    • Elaphe radiata, known as the Copperhead Rat Snake, a non-venomous species found in southern Asia.

Shades of copper color comparison chart

  • Pale Copper (Crayola Copper) (Hex: #DA8A67) (RGB: 218, 138, 203)
  • COPPER (Hex: #B87333) (RGB: 184, 115, 51)

Copper in human culture


  • The reconstructed De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, which opened in October 2005, is clad in 1,000,000 pounds of copper. [1]
  • The gigantic statue "Liberty Enlightening the World" (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New York Harbor is entirely clad in copper, about the thickness of one US penny.


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


  • The Copper River is located in Alaska.
  • The Copper Canyon (Spanish: Barranca del Cobre) is a canyon system in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • In the song Maria Magenta on the 1973 album Cosmic Wheels, Donovan calls Maria Magenta my copper go-go girl: [1]
  • 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.


  • Copper is a comic strip by Kazu Kibuishi that has enjoyed both webcomic and print appearances.
  • Copperhead (Marvel Comics)is a Marvel comics supervillain and member of the Serpent Society.
  • Copperhead (DC Comics) is a DC Comics supervillain and member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains.


  • Copperheads were Northern Peace Democrats who opposed the American Civil War, wanting an immediate peace settlement.


  • 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.

Role playing games

  • In Dungeons & Dragons, the copper dragon is one of the metallic dragons.


  1. ^ "Copper"--Article in Sunday, June 10, 2007 San Francisco Chronicle:

See also

  • Copper Rose
  • List of colors
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