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Coral (color) facts for kids

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

The first written use of coral as a color name in English was in 1513.

Meaning of coral

Corail algérien
A coral-colored Algerian 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

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Coral Pink #F88379 248 131 121 05° 90% 72% ISCC-NBS Queen Coral (Plochere)
Light Coral #F08080 240 128 128 00° 79% 72% web color
Coral #FF7F50 255 127 80 16° 100% 66% web color
Coral Red #FF4040 255 64 64 100% 63%
Dark Coral #CD5B45 205 91 69 10° 58% 54%

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