Salmon (color)

Summary

Salmon is a range of pinkish-orange to light pink colors, named after the color of salmon flesh.

The flesh of the salmon fish is salmon-colored.

The first recorded use of salmon as a color name in English was in 1776.[1]

The actual color of salmon flesh varies from almost white to light orange, depending on their levels of the carotenoid astaxanthin due to how rich a diet of krill and shrimp the fish feeds on; salmon raised on fish farms are given non-synthetic or artificial coloring in their food.[2][3]

Variations of salmonEdit

Salmon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FA8072
sRGBB (r, g, b)(250, 128, 114)
HSV (h, s, v)(6°, 54%, 98%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(67, 95, 17°)
SourceX11[4][5]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Light salmon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFA07A
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 160, 122)
HSV (h, s, v)(17°, 52%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(75, 80, 28°)
SourceX11[4][5]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Salmon pink
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FF91A4
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 145, 164)
HSV (h, s, v)(350°, 43%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(72, 73, 3°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Dark salmon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E9967A
sRGBB (r, g, b)(233, 150, 122)
HSV (h, s, v)(15°, 48%, 91%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(70, 67, 27°)
SourceX11[4][5]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Terra cotta
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E2725B
sRGBB (r, g, b)(226, 114, 91)
HSV (h, s, v)(10°, 60%, 89%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(61, 90, 20°)
SourceDMC Color List
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Light salmon resembles the color salmon, but is lighter, not to be confused with Dark Salmon, which resembles Salmon Pink but is darker than Salmon Pink and much darker than light salmon.

Salmon pink (or salmon in Crayola crayons) was introduced by Crayola in 1949. See the List of Crayola crayon colors.

Dark salmon resembles the color salmon, but is darker. Like the web colors light salmon and salmon shown above, it is used in HTML and CSS.

Terra cotta is a color that resembles terracotta pottery.

 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Salmon: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample A7
  2. ^ "Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition on the use of canthaxanthin in feedingstuffs for salmon and trout, laying hens, and other poultry" (PDF). European Commission - Health & Consumer Protection Directorate. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  3. ^ "The Truth About Farmed Salmon at Whole Foods Market". Whole Foods Website. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  4. ^ a b c W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, SVG color keywords
  5. ^ a b c W3C TR SVG 1.0, recognized color keyword names