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US Navy 100428-N-5812W-003 Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Corey Hartfield prepares a filet of farm-raised pacific steelhead salmon
The flesh of the salmon fish is salmon-colored.

Salmon (pronounced sa-mon, as the l is silent) is a range of pale pinkish-orange to light pink colors, named after the color of salmon flesh.

The first recorded use of salmon as a color name in English was in 1776.

Meaning of salmon

  • The color salmon is know to provide good health because salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for you.
  • The color pale salmon (shown below) represents finance because it is used as the color of the paper on which some economic newspapers like the Financial Times are printed (it is also the color of logo of the Financial Times website). Hence the economic press is sometimes termed the salmon press as opposed to regular general newspapers published on off-white colored newsprint.

Tones of salmon color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Pale Salmon #FFCC99 255 204 153 030° 100% 80%
Light Salmon Pink #FF9999 255 153 153 000° 100% 80%
Salmon Pink (Crayola Crayon "Salmon") #FF91A4 255 145 164 350° 100% 78%
Light Salmon (web color) #FFA07A 255 160 122 017° 100% 74%
Medium Salmon #FF8C69 255 140 105 014° 100% 71%
Salmon (web color) #FA8072 250 128 114 006° 93% 71%
Dark Salmon (web color) #E9967A 233 150 122 015° 72% 70%

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