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Peach (color)

The flesh of the peach fruit, depending on the variety of peach, can be peach colored, or more pale, or more yellow-orange as here.

Peach is a color that is named for the pale color of the exterior flesh of the peach fruit. Like the color apricot, the color called peach is paler than most actual peach fruits and seems to have been formulated (like the color apricot) primarily to create a pastel palette of colors for interior design. Peach can also be described as a pale, yellowish-pink.

Contents

  • Peach 1
  • Etymology of peach 2
  • Variations of peach 3
    • Peach puff 3.1
    • Deep peach 3.2
  • Peach in nature 4
  • Peach in human culture 5
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Peach

Peach
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    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFE5B4
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 229, 180)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 10, 29, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 29%, 100%)
Source Maerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color peach.

The shade of peach shown at right approximates the color of the interior flesh of that variety of peaches known as white peaches.

The first recorded use of peach as a color name in English was in 1588.[2]

Etymology of peach

Peach (cultivar 'Berry') - watercolor 1895

The etymology of the color peach (and the fruit): the word comes from the Middle English peche, derived from Middle French, in turn derived from Latin persica, i.e., the fruit from Persia. In actuality, the ultimate origin of the peach fruit was from China.

Variations of peach

Peach puff

Peach Puff
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    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFDAB9
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 218, 185)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 10, 29, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 29%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the web color peach puff.

Deep peach

Peach (Crayola)
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    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFCBA4
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 203, 164)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 10, 33, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 34%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the deep tone of peach called peach in Crayola crayons.

Peach in nature

Fungi

Peach in human culture

Interior Design
Religion
Sexuality

References

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called peach in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color peach is displayed on page 41, Plate 9, Color Sample A5.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 201; Color Sample of Peach: Page 41 Plate 9 Color Sample A5
  3. ^ by Jeremy Roberts:Chinese mythology A to ZGoogle Book Result—
  4. ^ Andrews, Vincent (2010), The Leatherboy Handbook, The Nazca Plains Corp.,  

See also

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