Tan

Important facts about

Color Tan

History, color meaning and color contrast for your stunning design

An overview of tan color

Tan is a brownish-yellow color.  It is also known as the pale tone of a brown and green tinge of orange. Tan is a shade of brown, and just like brown color, tan also induces a great sagacity of consistency and strength. This color is usually found as dependable and reliable like earth, and this attribute makes it associated with the sanctuary, protection, trustworthiness, and flexibility. Tan shade can develop the feeling of segregation, solitude, and sorrow. 

History of tan color

The first official use of Tan color name in English was recorded in 1590. The name originated from the tannum that is an oak bar and was used as tanning of the leather.

Tan, also called a pale shade of brown, got its name from a process by which the hide of animals becomes the leather called “tanning.”

It is also the color of Us army rangers beret as well as Canada’s CSOR Canadian Special Operations Regiment and JTF2 Joint Task Force 2.

Meaning of tan color

Most of the people find this tan shade of brown unattractive, boring, and dull, but it is one of the most elegant colors. This pale shade of brown creates the feeling of sanctuary, relief, and security. This shade is identified as a sophisticated shade of brown and depicts a pure and humble nature.

Tan color has an association with trustworthiness, loyalty, and encouragement as well. It is related to the sensitive nature and maturity, as well.

In western culture, a person who wears tan color dresses is considered as reserved with some inherent personality traits. 

Where to use tan color?

Light brown shades, including tan color, are generally considered as natural in interior designing and fashion. Tan color help in the provision of the conventional and conservative backdrop.

As the shade is considered dull, so in the living room, the tan curtains and drapes develop a sense of calmness and evoke solitude.

In the clothing, the combination of tan color with any darker shade of brown (like brown leather) represents elegance and elite class.

Tan color code

The tan color hex code is #D2B48C. In RGB color space, tan color comprises of  54.9% blue 82.4% red, and 70.6% green.

Color spaces of tan color

Color contrast with tan color

Tan is a neutral color, so you have multiple colors to choose that look amazing with a tan. If you like warmer shades, then olive green, golden, yellow, and orange look classy with it. 

Among the list of cool colors, purple, white, black, blue, and green, go great with it.

Variation of tan color

The below-mentioned colors are closely related to the tan shade.

  • Crayola
  • Nude
  • Brown
  • Beige

Design ideas with tan color

Create stunning graphic by using tan color. Here are some of the designs where tan color is used in the designs. This will give you an idea how to use tan color in designs.

Shades and gradients of tan

A shade is created by adding color black to any hue while tint is achieved by adding white to any color. While a gradient is a visual affect of gradually transitioning from one color to the other color. In the color gradient you can also specify starting and ending point of a color to show all in between colors. Gradient plays a vital role in modern designs. 

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