Coffee (color) facts for kids

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Coffee is a brownish color that is like the color of a ripe but unroasted coffee beans. Different types of coffee beans have different colors when unroasted--the color coffee represents an average. The first time coffee was used as a color name in English was in 1695. The source of the color displayed at right is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #58).

The first recorded use of Cafe au Lait as a color name in English was in 1839. The source of the color "Cafe au Lait" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #57).

The first recorded use of Cafe Noir as a color name in English was in 1928. The source of the color "Cafe Noir" displayed below is the ISCC-NBS Color List (see Page C, Coffee, color sample #81).

Meaning of coffee

  • The color coffee implies someone or something that is lively and active, the way one feels from consuming the caffeine in coffee.

Tones of coffee color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Café au Lait (Coffee and Milk) (Latte) #A67B5B 166 123 91 26° 30% 50%
Coffee #6F4E37 111 78 55 25° 34% 33%
Deep Coffee (Roast Coffee) #704241 112 66 65 27% 35%
Café Noir (Black Coffee) #4B3621 75 54 33 30° 39% 21%


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