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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.


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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