Coral (color): Wikis

  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coral (#FF7F50)

The various shades of the color coral are representations of the wide range of colors of the class of cnidarians also called corals. The complementary color of coral is teal.

Contents

Coral

Coral
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF7F50
sRGBB (r, g, b) (255, 127, 80)
HSV (h, s, v) (16°, 69%, 100%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color coral is a light pink. It is displayed at right.

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

Light coral

Light Coral
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F08080
sRGBB (r, g, b) (240, 128, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (16°, 59%, 100%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
X11 color names[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color light coral is displayed at right.


Coral pink

Coral Pink
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F88379
RGBB (r, g, b) (248, 131, 121)
HSV (h, s, v) (16°, 69%, 100%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color coral pink is displayed at right, a pinkish color. This is perhaps the most common color for corals.

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955), a Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps--See sample of the color Coral Pink (color sample #26) displayed on indicated page: [1].

The complementary color of coral pink is teal. The first recorded use of coral pink as a color name in English was in 1892. [4]


Coral red

Coral Red
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF4040
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 64, 64)
HSV (h, s, v) (3°, 82%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color coral red is displayed at right. This is a representation of the color of red corals.

The source of this color is the web safe color chart displayed on the website of From the Heart Graphics: [2].


Dark coral

Dark Coral
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CD5B45
RGBB (r, g, b) (205, 91, 69)
HSV (h, s, v) (10°, 66%, 80%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color dark coral is displayed at right.

Coral in human culture

Interior Design

  • Coral and coral pink are popular colors in interior design to give a calm feeling of warmth to a room.

Religion

Name

  • Coral is a "popular" female's first name and a common surname. It is of Latin origin and it from the late 19th century coinage.

Sports

  • Coral is one of the official colors of the Miami Dolphins football team.

References

  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 and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coral: Page 27 Plate 2 Color Sample J10
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coral Pink: Page 27 Plate 2 Color Sample F9

See also


Simple English

This box shows the color coral.
 

Coral is a reddish or pinkish shade of orange. The color is named after the sea animal also called corals.

The first recorded use of coral as a color name in English was in 1513. [1]

Contents

Meaning of coral

  • Coral and coral pink are popular colors for painting a room to give a calm feeling of warmth.


Tones of coral color comparison chart

  • Coral Pink (Hex: #F88379) (RGB: 248, 131, 121)
  • Light Coral (web color) (Hex: #F08080) (RGB: 240, 128, 128)
  • CORAL (web color) (Hex: #FF7F50) (RGB: 255, 127, 80)
  • Coral Red (Hex: #FF4040) (RGB: 255, 64, 64)
  • Dark Coral (Hex: #CD5B45) (RGB: 205, 91, 69)
ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coral: Page 27 Plate 2 Color Sample J10

Other pages








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message