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Molten chocolate and a piece of a chocolate bar
This box shows the color chocolate.

The color chocolate is a tone of dark brown that resembles chocolate. At right is displayed the color traditionally called chocolate.

The first recorded use of chocolate as a color name in English was in 1737.

This color is a representation of the color of the most common type of chocolate, milk chocolate.

The web color called "chocolate" is displayed at right. This color is actually the color of the exterior of an unripe cocoa bean pod and is not the color of chocolate, a highly processed product, at all. The historical and traditional name for this color is cocoa brown.

The first recorded use of cocoa brown as a color name in English was in 1925.

This color may also be referred to as light chocolate.

Tones of chocolate color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Cocoa Brown #D2691E 210 105 30 25° 75% 47% web color
Medium Chocolate #905D5D 144 93 93 00° 22% 46% ISCC-NBS Chocolate #19
Chocolate #7B3F00 123 63 0 31° 100% 24% (Maerz and Paul
Dark Chocolate #674C47 103 76 71 09° 18% 34% ISCC-NBS Chocolate #46

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