Orange

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Oranges growing on a tree

Orange is a color. It is the combination of red and yellow.

Orange is the color of an orange fruit, which is where the name of the color comes from. Before the orange fruit was introduced to England in the 1500s, this color was called red-yellow. The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512,[1] in the court of King Henry VIII.

Orange is also one of the few words in the English language that does not rhyme with any other word.[2]


Meaning of orange[change | edit source]

  • To the human eye, orange is a very "hot" color, so it gives the sensation of heat. But orange is not as heated a colour as red.
  • Though rare in heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
  • Orange is very easy to see, so people can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of a design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys. On road signs, the color orange means there is construction work ahead. It is used for these signs because it can easily be seen even at night.
  • Dark orange can mean lying or not trusting somebody. Red-orange means desire, sexual passion, pleasure, power, aggression, and thirst for action.

Tones of orange color comparison chart[change | edit source]

  • Seashell (web color) (Hex: #FFF5EE) (RGB: 255, 245, 238)
  • Old Lace (web color) (Hex: #FDF5E6) (RGB: 253, 245, 230)
  • Antique White (web color) (Hex: #FAEBD7) (RGB: 250, 235, 215)
  • Blanched Almond (web color) (Hex: #FFEBCD) (RGB: 255, 235, 205)
  • Champagne (Hex: #F7E7CE) (RGB: 247, 231, 206)
  • Banana Mania (Crayola) (Hex: #FBE7B2) (RGB: 251, 231, 128)
  • Moccasin (web color) (Hex: #FFE4B5) (RGB: 255, 228, 182)
  • Bisque (web color) (Hex: #FFE4C4) (RGB: 255, 228, 196)
  • Navajo White (web color) (Hex: #FFDEAD) (RGB: 255, 222, 173)
  • Peach Puff (web color) (Hex: #FFDAB9) (RGB: 255, 218, 185)
  • Peach (Hex: #FFE5B4) (RGB: 255, 229, 180)
  • Deep Peach (Crayola Peach) (Hex: #FFCBA4) (RGB: 255, 203, 164)
  • Peach-Orange (Hex: #FFCC99) (RGB: 255, 204, 153)
  • Bright Apricot (Crayola Apricot) (Hex: #FDD5B1) (RGB: 253, 213, 177)
  • Apricot (Hex: #FBCEB1) (RGB: 251, 206, 177)
  • Melon (Crayola) (Hex: #FEBAAD) (RGB: 254, 186, 173)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Crayola) (Hex: #FFDB88) (RGB: 255, 189, 136)
  • Sandy Brown (web color) (Hex: #F4A460) (RGB: 244, 164, 96)
  • Light Salmon (web color) (Hex: #FFA07A) (RGB: 255, 160, 122)
  • Dark Salmon (web color) (Hex: #E9967A) (RGB: 233, 150, 122)
  • Medium Salmon (Hex: #FF8C69) (RGB: 255, 140, 105)
  • Coral (web color) (Hex: #FF7F50) (RGB: 255, 127, 80)
  • Salmon (web color) (Hex: #FA8072) (RGB: 250, 128, 114)
  • Coral Pink (Hex: #F88379) (RGB: 248, 131, 121)
  • Light Coral (web color) (Hex: #F08080) (RGB: 240, 128, 128)
  • Bittersweet (Crayola) (Hex: #FE6F5E) (RGB: 254, 111, 94)
  • Terra Cotta (Hex: #E2725B) (RGB: 226, 114, 91)
  • Tea Rose (orange) (Hex: #F88379) (RGB: 248, 131, 121)
  • Vivid Tangerine (Crayola) (Tangerine Sherbet) (Hex: #FF9966) (RGB: 255, 153, 102)
  • Atomic Tangerine (Crayola) (Hex: #FF9966) (RGB: 255, 153, 102)
  • Orange Peel (Hex: #FFA000) (RGB: 255, 160, 0)
  • Orange (web color) (Hex: #FFA500) (RGB: 255, 165, 0)
  • Deep Saffron (Hex: #FF9933) (RGB: 255, 153, 51)
  • Bright Orange (web color "Dark Orange") (Hex: #FF8C00) (RGB: 255, 140, 0)
  • Tangerine (Hex: #F28500) (RGB: 243, 132, 0)
  • corporate orange one (Hex: #FF8000) (RGB: 255, 128, 0)
  • corporate orange two (Hex: #FF8100) (RGB: 255, 129, 0)
  • corporate orange three (Hex: #FF8141) (RGB: 255, 129, 65)
  • ORANGE (Color Wheel Orange) (Hex: #FF7F00) (RGB: 255, 127, 0)
  • Automotive Amber (SAE/ECE Amber) (Hex: #FF7E00) (RGB: 255, 126, 0)
  • Pumpkin (Hex: #FF7518) (RGB: 152, 118, 54)
  • Rich Orange (Crayola Orange) (Hex: #FF681F) (RGB: 255, 104, 31)
  • Safety Orange (Blaze Orange) (Hex: #FF6600) (RGB: 255, 102, 0)
  • Cadmium Orange (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #FF6103) (RGB: 255, 97, 3)
  • Persimmon (Hex: #EC5800) (RGB: 236, 88, 0)
  • Tangelo (Hex: #F94D00) (RGB: 249, 77, 0)
  • Vermilion (Hex: #F34234) (RGB: 227, 66, 52)
  • Red-Orange (Crayola) (Hex: #FF3F34) (RGB: 255, 63, 52)
  • Electric Vermilion (Hex: #FF3F00) (RGB: 255, 63, 0)
  • Orange-Red (web color) (Hex: #FF4500) (RGB: 255, 69, 0)
  • International Orange (Hex: #FF4F00) (RGB: 255, 79, 0)
  • Portland Orange (Hex: #FF5A36) (RGB: 255, 90, 54)
  • Ultra Orange (Crayola) (Outrageous Orange) (Hex: #FF6037) (RGB: 255, 96, 55)
  • Tomato (web color) (Hex: #FF6347) (RGB: 255, 99, 71)
  • Deep Carrot Orange (Hex: #E9692C) (RGB: 255, 150, 0)
  • Carrot Orange (Hex: #ED9121) (RGB: 237, 145, 33)
  • Neon Carrot (Crayola) (Hex: #FFA343) (RGB: 255, 163, 67)
  • Gamboge (Hex: #EF9B0F) (RGB: 228, 155, 18)
  • Ochre (Hex: #CC7722) (RGB: 204, 119, 34)
  • Bronze (Hex: #CD7F32) (RGB: 205, 127, 50)
  • Copper (Hex: #B87333) (RGB: 184, 115, 51)
  • Pale Brown (Hex: #987654) (RGB: 152, 118, 54)
  • Antique Brass (Crayola) (Hex: #C88A65) (RGB: 200, 138, 101)
  • Peru (web color) (Hex: #CD5700) (RGB: 205, 133, 63)
  • Cocoa Bean (web color Chocolate) (Hex: #D2691E) (RGB: 210, 105, 30)
  • Tenne (Tawny) (Hex: #CD5700) (RGB: 205, 87, 0)
  • Burnt Orange (Hex: #CC5500) (RGB: 204, 85, 0)
  • Mahogany (Hex: #C04000) (RGB: 192, 64, 0)
  • Dark Terra Cotta (Hex: #CC4E3C) (RGB: 204, 78, 92)
  • Dark Coral (Hex: #CD5B45) (RGB: 205, 91, 69)
  • Medium Brown (Crayola Brown) (Hex: #AF593E) (RGB: 175, 89, 67)
  • Sienna (web color) (Hex: #A05220) (RGB: 160, 82, 45)
  • Brown (Hex: #964B00) (RGB: 150, 75, 0)
  • Saddle Brown (web color) (Hex: #8B4513) (RGB: 139, 69, 13)
  • Rust (Hex: #B7410e) (RGB: 183, 65, 14)
  • Russet (Hex: #804618) (RGB: 128, 70, 27)
  • Red-Brown (web color Brown) (Hex: #A52A2A) (RGB: 165, 42, 42)
  • Cognac brown (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #9F381D) (RGB: 159, 56, 29)
  • Burnt Umber (Hex: #8A3324) (RGB: 138, 51, 36)
  • Pullman Brown (UPS Brown) (Hex: #644117) (RGB: 100, 65, 23)
  • Dark Brown (Hex: #654321) (RGB: 101, 67, 33)
  • Medium Taupe (Hex: #674C47) (RG 76, 21)
  • Taupe (Hex: #483C32) (RGB: 72, 60, 50)

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Notes[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200
  2. OED There are only part-rhymes like "lozenge" and "Stonehenge"