Silver (color)

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A silver crystal

Silver or metallic gray is a color tone resembling gray that is a representation of the color of polished silver.

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Silver ingot

The visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's brightness varying with the surface angle to the light source. In addition, there is no mechanism for showing metallic or fluorescent colors on a computer without resorting to rendering software which simulates the action of light on a shiny surface. Consequently, in art and in heraldry one would normally use a metallic paint that glitters like real silver. A matte grey color could also be used to represent silver.

History

The first recorded use of silver as a color name in English was in 1481. [1] In heraldry, the word argent is used, [2] derived from Latin argentum over Medieval French argent.

Silver

Silver
 
Color icon silver.svg
Common connotations
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Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C0C0C0
HSV     (h, s, v)(--°, 0%, 75%)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(192, 192, 192)
Source HTML/CSS [3]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Light gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color silver.

Since version 3.2 of HTML "silver" is a name for one of the 16 basic-VGA-colors.

Variations of silver

Pale silver

Silver (Crayola)
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C9C0BB
HSV     (h, s, v)(21°, 7%, 79%)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(201, 192, 187)
Source Crayola
ISCC–NBS descriptor Yellowish gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Pale silver is the pale tone of silver color called silver in Crayola crayons.

Silver has been a Crayola color since 1903.

Crayola silver is not a neutral grayscale color, but rather a warm gray with a very slight tinge of orange-red.

Silver pink

Silver Pink
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C4AEAD
HSV     (h, s, v)(3°, 12%, 77 [4] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(196, 174, 173)
Source Plochere
ISCC–NBS descriptor Grayish yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color silver pink is displayed at right.

The color name silver pink first came into use in 1948.

The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers. [5]

Silver sand

Silver Sand
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BFC1C2
HSV     (h, s, v)(200°, 2%, 76 [6] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(191, 193, 194)
Source Xona.com Color List
ISCC–NBS descriptor Light greenish gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color silver sand.

The color name silver sand for this tone of silver has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.

Silver chalice

Silver Chalice
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #ACACAC
HSV     (h, s, v)(--°, 0%, 68 [7] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(172, 172, 172)
Source Xona.com Color List
ISCC–NBS descriptor Light gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color silver chalice.

The color name silver chalice for this tone of silver has been in use since 2001, when it was promulgated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.

Roman silver

Roman Silver
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #838996
HSV     (h, s, v)(221°, 13%, 59 [8] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(131, 137, 150)
Source Resene
ISCC–NBS descriptor Bluish gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color Roman silver.

Roman silver, a blue-gray tone of silver, is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Old silver

Old Silver
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #848482
HSV     (h, s, v)(60°, 2%, 52 [9] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(132, 132, 130)
Source ISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptor Greenish gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color old silver.

Old silver is a color that was formulated to resemble tarnished silver.

The first recorded use of old silver as a color name in English was in 1905. [10]

Sonic silver

Sonic Silver
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #757575
HSV     (h, s, v)(--°, 0%, 46 [11] %)
sRGB B  (r,  g,  b)(117, 117, 117)
Source Crayola
ISCC–NBS descriptor Dark gray
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Sonic silver is a tone of silver included in Metallic FX crayons, specialty crayons formulated by Crayola in 2001.

Silver in nature

Plants
Animals

Silver in culture

Aphorisms
Astronomy
Film
Geography
Gerontology
Heraldry
Literature
Marriage
Military
Music
Panelology
Parapsychology
Politics
Real estate

Religion

Role playing games
School colors
Scouting
Sexuality
Sports

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References

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  4. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C4AEAD (Silver pink):
  5. Plochere Color System Archived 2008-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
  6. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #BFC1C2 (Silver Sand):
  7. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #ACACAC (Silver Chalice):
  8. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #838996 (Roman Silver):
  9. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #848482 (Old Silver):
  10. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 189; Color Sample of Old Silver: Page 99 Plate 38 Color Sample A1
  11. web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #757575 (Sonic Silver):
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