This is my twelfth entry for Tourmaline’s Color Your World Challenge and this week’s color is Chestnut. I hope y’all enjoy reading my post. Here’s a link to Tourmaline’s blog

Chestnut is a color a medium reddish shade of brown (displayed right), and is named after the nut of the chestnut tree. An alternate name for the colour is badious. Indian red is a similar but separate and distinct colour from chestnutChestnut is also a very dark tan that almost appears brown. The name chestnut derives from the color of the nut of the chestnut tree. The first recorded use of chestnut as a color term in English was in 1555. The color maroon is also named after the chestnut (via French marron). Deep chestnut is the color called chestnut in Crayola crayons. This colour was also produced in a special limited edition in which it was called Vermont maple syrup.

At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly) believed the name represented the skin colour of Native Americans, Crayola changed the name of their crayon colour “Indian Red”, originally formulated in 1958, to “Chestnut” in 1999. In reality, the colour Indian red has nothing to do with American Indians but is an iron oxide pigment the use of which is popular in India.

Movies with Chestnut in the Title

1.) Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)

2.) A Pocketful of Chestnuts (1970)

TV Shows with Chestnut in the Title

1.) The Chestnut Man (2020)

2.) The Chestnut Soldier (1991)

Books with Chestnut in the Title

1.) Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

2.) The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Bands or Singers/Musicians  with Chestnut in the Name

1.) Cyrus Chestnut

2.) Pocket Chestnut

Songs with Chestnut in the Name

1.) “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Nat King Cole

2.) “Tony Chestnut” by Learning Station

Production Companies with Chestnut in the Title

1.) Chestnut Ridge Productions

2.) Chestnut Tree Films

Companies with Chestnut in the Title

1.) Chestnut Hill Health Systems

2.) Chestnut Card Services Corp.