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Apricot and cross section
An apricot and its cross section

Apricot is a color that is a representation of the color of the apricot fruit.

Apricot in has been in written use as a color name since 1851.

Where the name came from

The word "apricot" comes from the Arabic Al-birquq, in turn derived from Latin armeniacus, i.e., the fruit from Armenia. The ultimate origin of the apricot fruit was from China.


Tones of apricot color comparison chart

Pale Italian Apricot (Albicocca Pallido) (Fantetti & Petracchi ) (Hex: #FFE6E6) (RGB: 255, 230, 230)
Light Italian Apricot (Albicocca Chiaro) (Fantetti & Petracchi ) (Hex: #FFD9B2) (RGB: 255, 217, 178)
Light Apricot (Crayola: Apricot) (Hex: #FDD5B1) (RGB: 253, 213, 177)
Apricot (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FBCEB1) (RGB: 251, 206, 177)
Light Medium Apricot (Apricot Light) (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #F7CDB9) (RGB: 247, 205, 185)
Apricot Ice (Plochere) (Hex: #FAD6A5) (RGB: 250, 214, 165)
Apricot Cream (Plochere) (Hex: #F3E5AB) (RGB: 243, 229, 171)
Rich Apricot (Apricot) (Plochere) (Hex: #FAB57F) (RGB: 250, 181, 127)
Mellow Apricot (British Standards BS 5252 #06E50) (Hex: #F8B878) (RGB: 248, 184, 120)
Italian Apricot (Albicocca) (Fantetti & Petracchi ) (Hex: #FFB280) (RGB: 255, 178, 128)
Apricot Tan (Plochere) (Hex: #E3A857) (RGB: 227, 168, 87)
Medium Apricot (Apricot) (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #EB9373) (RGB: 235, 147, 115)
Deep Apricot (Apricot) (ISCC-NBS #50) (Hex: #ED872D) (RGB: 237, 135, 45)
French Apricot (Apricot) (Pourpre.com) (Hex: #E67E30) (RGB: 230, 126, 48)
British Apricot (Apricot) (British Standards BS 381 #568) (Hex: #E18731) (RGB: 225, 135, 49)
Chinese Apricot (Hex: #E69966) (RGB: 230, 153, 102)
Apricot Buff (Ridgway) (Hex: #D99058) (RGB: 217, 144, 88)

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