sienna Definition

  • 1a natural earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide, typically yellowish-brown or reddish-brown in color
  • 2a reddish-brown color

Using sienna: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sienna" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The artist used sienna to create the warm tones in the painting.

  • Example

    The walls of the living room were painted in a rich sienna color.

  • Example

    She wore a sienna dress to the party.

sienna Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sienna

Phrases with sienna

  • a darker, richer shade of sienna resulting from heating the pigment


    The artist used burnt sienna to create the shadows in the painting.

  • a lighter, more yellowish shade of sienna


    The artist mixed raw sienna with other colors to create a warm, golden hue.

  • a deep, reddish-brown color similar to sienna


    The curtains were a beautiful sienna red that complemented the warm tones of the room.

Origins of sienna

from Italian 'terra di Siena', meaning 'earth of Siena'


Summary: sienna in Brief

Sienna [see-en-uh] is a natural earth pigment that is typically yellowish-brown or reddish-brown in color. It is often used by artists to create warm tones in paintings and can also be used as a paint color for walls or clothing. Sienna comes in different shades, including burnt sienna and raw sienna, and is similar to sienna red, a deep, reddish-brown color.