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 precious corals.

Coral[edit]

Coral
 
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%)
SourceHTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The web color coral is a shade of orange. 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 Pink
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F88379
sRGBB  (rgb)(248, 131, 121)
HSV       (h, s, v)(5°, {{{s}}}%, {{{v}}}%)
SourceISCC-NBS[4]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep yellowish red
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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] Late in 2016, the color sample was renamed Coral Red by Pantone, as the RGB, Hex and HTML color table showed the same color as being reddish, standing against popular belief of pinkish.

Still today, some people call Coral Red as Coral Pink due to this old attribution.

Light coral[edit]

Light Coral
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F08080
sRGBB  (rgb)(240, 128, 128)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 50, 50, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(0°, 50%, 100%)
SourceHTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)


The web color light coral is a pinkish-light orange color as displayed to the right. It is also a HTML/CSS color name and a X11 color name.

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 Archived May 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. 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. Archived from the original on July 30, 2017. 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.