Coral (color)

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A coral-colored Algerian coral

The various tones of the color coral are representations of the colors of those cnidarians known as corals.

Coral[edit]

CoralHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FF7F50
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 127, 80)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 50, 69, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (16°, 69%, 100%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The web color coral is a pinkish orange color. It is displayed at the upper right.

The first recorded use of coral as a color name in English was in 1513.[3]

Variations of coral[edit]

Coral pink[edit]

Coral PinkHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F88379
sRGBB  (rgb) (248, 131, 121)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 50, 49, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (5°, 51%, 97%)
Source ISCC-NBS[4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color coral pink is displayed at right, a pinkish color.[4]

The complementary color of coral pink is teal. The first recorded use of coral pink as a color name in English was in 1892.[5]


Light coral[edit]

Light CoralHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FF8080
sRGBB  (rgb) (240, 128, 128)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 50, 50, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (0°, 50%, 100%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The web color light coral is displayed at right.


Coral in human culture[edit]

Sports

Coral is one of the Miami Dolphins' colors.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3C. (May 2003). Retrieved on 21 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b X11 rgb.txt. XFree86. (February 1994). Retrieved on 21 September 2008.
  3. ^ Maerz, Aloys John; Paul, Morris Rea (1930). A Dictionary of Color. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. 193. ; color sample of coral: Page 27, Plate 2, Color Sample J10.
  4. ^ a b "Ca through Cz". ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names. John C. Foster and Texas Precancel Club. 1955. color sample #26. Retrieved September 22, 2010.  The ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names is a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps.
  5. ^ Maerz, Aloys John; Paul, Morris Rea (1930). A Dictionary of Color. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. 193. ; color sample of coral pink: page 27, plate 2, color sample F9.