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Sepia (color)

— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #704214
RGBB (r, g, b) (112, 66, 20)
HSV (h, s, v) (30°, 82%, 44%)
Source BF2S Color Guide
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Sepia is a dark brown-grey color, named after the rich brown pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish.

The word sepia is Greek for "cuttlefish".

Sepia in human culture


  • In the last quarter of the 18th century, Professor Jacob Seydelmann of Dresden developed a process to extract and produce a more concentrated form for use in watercolors and oil paints.


  • It has been suggested that the actual skin color of most black people would be most accurately represented by the color sepia.


  • There is a magazine for African-Americans called Sepia, which was started in 1947.


  • Sepia ink was commonly used as writing ink in classical times.


  • Sepia tones are used in photography; the hue resembles the effect of aging in old photographs and photographs chemically treated for archival purposes, an effect sometimes created by purpose. Many digital cameras include a sepia tone effect as well.

See also

  • Sepia tone
  • List of colors

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