The flesh of the salmon fish is salmon-colored.

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

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, which in turn is the result of the richness of the fish's diet of krill and shrimp; salmon raised on fish farms are given non-synthetic or artificial coloring in their food.[2][3]

The flesh of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is lighter and oranger than that of the various Pacific salmon species (from the genus Oncorhynchus).[4]

Variations of salmon

Salmon
 
About these coordinates     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[5][6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong reddish orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Light salmon
 
About these coordinates     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[5][6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Salmon pink
 
About these coordinates     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
 
About these coordinates     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[5][6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Terra cotta
 
About these coordinates     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)

"Salmon pink" redirects here. For the RAL color, see RAL 3022 Salmon pink.

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

Light salmon has a yellower hue and less saturation when compared to salmon.

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

Terra cotta is a tone with relatively low brightness. It resembles terracotta pottery.

A terracotta jar
A terracotta jar

See also

References

  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. ^ "Atlantic and Pacific salmon: What's the difference?". Cook Inlet. Retrieved 2023-09-28.
  5. ^ a b c "CSS Color Module Level 3".
  6. ^ a b c "Basic Data Types and Interfaces — SVG 2". www.w3.org.