Salmon (color)

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The flesh of the salmon fish is salmon-colored.
SalmonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FA8072
sRGBB  (rgb) (250, 128, 114)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 45, 69, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (14°, 52%, 100%)
Source X11[1][2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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

The web color salmon is displayed at right.

The first recorded use of salmon as a color name in English was in 1776.[3]

The actual color of salmon flesh varies from almost white to deep pink, 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 artificial coloring in their food.[4]


Variations of salmon[edit]

Light salmon[edit]

Light salmonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFA07A
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 160, 122)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 45, 57, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (14°, 62%, 100%)
Source X11[1][2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color light salmon is displayed at right. This is a color that 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[edit]

Salmon pinkHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FF91A4
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 145, 164)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 54, 42, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (350°, 43%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the pinkish tone of salmon that is called salmon in Crayola crayons.

This color was introduced by Crayola in 1949. See the List of Crayola crayon colors.


Dark salmon[edit]

Dark salmonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E9967A
sRGBB  (rgb) (233, 150, 122)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 36, 48, 9)
HSV       (h, s, v) (15°, 48%, 91%)
Source X11[1][2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color dark salmon is displayed at the right.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, SVG color keywords
  2. ^ a b c W3C TR SVG 1.0, recognized color keyword names
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "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.