Color your World: Mahogany

Mahogany is a reddish brown color. It is approximately the color of the wood, mahogany. However, the wood itself, like most woods, is not uniformly the same color.

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

However Mahogany red is equivalent to the color called mahogany in Crayola crayons. “Mahogany” was made a Crayola color in 1949.

In 1949 Crayola launched their flagship assortment, the new No. 48 box.  The box was an expansion of their existing No. 24 box.

With this introduction there were six colors that seemed to be completely new:  Azure Blue, Cerulean Blue, Dark Red, Lavender, Mahogany, Salmon.The first recorded use of mahogany red as a color name in English was in 1843.DSC06915

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