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St. Patrick’s Day Colors


The colors of Saint Patrick’s Day are not necessarily the same as Saint Patrick’s colors. While mentioning the patron saint of Ireland everybody starts thinking green, things are a bit more complicated. This article will explain the role of the colors of this popular feast, with some history behind it, and, for a more scientific approach we’ll also add HEX and RGB codes for all the presented colors.


St. Patrick’s Flag Color Codes

The official flag of Saint Patrick has no green color at all. It’s a simple flag with a red cross on a white background. St. Patrick’s Cross, also known as St. Patrick’s Saltire was adopted at the end of the 19th century by the Anglo-Irish Order of Saint Patrick. It is supposed to have roots in one of the powerful Irish dynasties but there are no convincing proofs for that claim. The Order was established by British King George III and Irish nationalists rejected it.

Here it is.


Codes for the colors are:

Red: #C7042C (199, 4, 44) and White: #FFFFFF (255, 255, 255)

St. Patrick’s Color

St. Patrick’s color was blue, not green. There are several candidates for the specific shade of blue, with the sash of the Order of St. Patrick, arms of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Irish presidential standard as the main contenders. Others have their own ideas of St. Patrick’s Blue.


#7696AB (118, 150, 171) St. Patrick’s Order Sash
#285AA1 (40, 90, 161) Kingdom of Ireland Arms Blue
#00005C (0, 0, 96) Irish Presidential Standard Blue
#23297A (35, 41, 122) St. Patrick’s Blue (Encycolorpedia)
#94C4E1 (148, 196, 225) Patrick’s Perfect Day (Valspar)

Irish Flag Colors

The Irish flag consists of three colors: green, white, and orange. We already have a code for white and here are the codes for green and orange:


Green: #009A49 (0, 154, 7) and Orange: #FF7900 (255,121,0)

The problem with green is that almost everybody has his intimate vision of the right shade of green. The green hue above is made by Pantone, by the way. Orange is even more controversial. Some people believe it should be gold (coming from the golden harp which was used in the Irish flag before 1916), not orange, so a stripe in the yellow shade would be way better.


Something like Golden Yellow: #FFD700 (255, 215, 0) on the left or Irish Linen (Berger) #F8F3DA (248, 243, 218) on the right in the picture above. Harp is still a national instrument of Ireland and a must at celebrations in honor of its patron saint.


While green in the flag is symbolizing the Catholic majority in Ireland, orange represents Protestants, supporters of William of Orange from the Netherlands. White between both other colors should show the peaceful coexistence of both religions in Ireland. With time, green became a symbol of Irish Nationalists and Orange a symbol of British Unionists. But let’s leave politics to politicians and check the possible shades of green, useful for all kinds of projects related to the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Green

What can look more Irish than the Irish Green color? We can certainly expect more than one solution when we look for the RGB code of this particular shade of green. As expected, due to the lack of unique standards, everybody with a bit of authority has a different perception:


#45BE76 (69, 190, 118) Pantone 15-6340 TCX
#40C575 (64, 197, 117) Pantone 15-6340 TPX
#179A64 (23, 154, 100) Color-name
#019529 (1, 149, 41) ArtyClick
#009E60 (0, 158, 96) Colorx

Yes, it’s hard to spot the difference between both Pantone’s Irish Green colors yet here we are. On the other hand, we can see that the major brands of paints made even more options for the market. So can you tell now what color is Irish Green?


#23824D (35, 130, 77) Sherwin-Williams
#4D922C (77, 146, 44) Dulux
#47923F (71, 146, 63) Nerolac
#08A04B (8, 160, 75) Taubmans
#589738 (88, 151, 56) Devoe Paint

In other words, we already have 15 different shades of official paint with Irish Green as an official name but still don’t know what is Irish Green…


#519033 (81, 144, 55) ICI Paints
#00985A (0, 152, 90) Gildan
#289751 (40, 151, 81) Muralo
#51952C (81, 149, 44) Glidden
#2B3D34 (43, 61, 52) Volkswagen

Ireland is an island (hence the name) which is due to its beauty often called Emerald Island. This means that one of the popular colors for St. Patrick’s Day would probably be Emerald Green. It seems we have more than one option with that name too.

Emerald Green


#50C878 (80,200,120) Color-hex
#046307 (4, 99, 7) iColorpalette
#009B77 (0, 155, 119) Colorcodes
#386938 (56, 105, 56) RAL
#086522 (8, 101, 34) Krylon

If you need just one, let me give you a hint – major brands, like Adobe, prefer the first one: #50C878. On the other hand, each one of us prefers specific authorities on specific subjects. The car industry, for instance, has its very own logic. All the next five shades of Emerald Green are made by Chrysler and all bear the same name.

Emerald Green by Chrysler


#72B2B2 (114, 178, 178)
#4F6F78 (79, 111, 120)
#507C76 (80, 124, 118)
#3F6D70 (63, 109, 112)
#193236 (25, 50, 54)

They look similar yet they difer. Other manufacturers have even more ideas for Emerald Green.


#284D3E (40, 77, 62) Houzz
#003208 (0, 50, 8) Geely
#479F71 (71, 159, 113) PPG Pittsburgh Paints
#316834 (49, 104, 52) Rust-Oleum
#1A3137 (26, 49, 55) Volkswagen

As we already expected different shades of green qualify as Emerald green which is logical because emeralds also don’t always look the same. The composition of their crystal structure with always present impurities will always offer a wide variety of hues even before the grinding.

Then, of course, the color changes even more, depending on the point of view.


Kelly Green

Kelly is a popular Irish name. It can mean many things, icluding warrior, the-one-who-frequently-goes-to-church, bright headed, and wood. It’s used as first name and surname and you can name Kelly a boy or a girl. Kelly is one of the words that are most closely associated with Ireland. Kelly Green is a popular color and it’s time to find out why it’s so special.


#4CBB17 (76, 187, 23) Canva
#339C5E (51, 156, 94) Pantone
#238A64 (35, 138, 100) FolkArt
#046A38 (4,106,56) Colorcodes
#00C957 (00C957) Crayola

Now is also a perfect opportunity to compare Kelly Green to Irish Green. The first impression is probably brightness.


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00644C (0, 100, 76) ICI Paints
238926 (35, 137, 38) Canada Hardware
008B51 (0, 139, 81) Avery Dennison
176B37 (23, 107, 55) IFS Coatings
8CC277 (140, 194, 119) Sico

We have more of Kelly Green in different shades.


#2DA06E (45, 160, 110) Valspar
#30884F (48, 136, 79) Color Your World
#479F71 (71, 159, 113) PPG Pittsburgh Paints
#205E41 (32, 94, 65) Martin Senour Paints
#238926 (35, 137, 38) Home Hardware

St. Patrick’s Green

Several hues of green were declared as St. Patrick’s Green. Here are a few examples.


#009B69 (0, 155, 105) St. Patrick (Dutch Boy)
#009F7E (0, 159, 126) St. Patrick (Benjamin Moore)
#50C9AC (80, 201, 172) St. Patty’s Day (Benjamin Moore)
#3A8B57 (58, 139, 87) Patrick Green (Duron)
#8CBE49 (140, 190, 73) Patrick (Ameritone Devoe)

Shamrock Green

Shamrock is the national plant of Ireland and one of the most recognized symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. If you plan anything related to the feast of this popular saint, Shamrock Green is almost a mandatory part of your color palette.

But what are the RGB codes of Shamrock Green? Don’t worry, we’ll offer a few examples from this area as well.


#097962 (9, 121, 98) Shamrock Green (Kelly-Moore)
#4EA77E (78, 167, 126) Shamrock Green (Behr)
#216D56 (33, 109, 86) Shamrock Green (Coronado Paint)
#007057 (0, 112, 87) Shamrock Green (Vista Paint)
#307962 (48, 121, 98) Shamrock Green (Cloverdale Paint)


#33CC99 (51, 204, 153) Shamrock (Crayola)
#5FA778 (95, 167, 120) Shiny Shamrock (Encycolorpedia)
#6D6B51 (109, 107, 81) Green Shamrock (Pascol)
#005029 (0, 80, 41) Shamrock (Duron)
#336D3C (51, 109, 60) Shamrock (CIL)

Still not enough? Here are even more ideas for green shades useful for Saint Paddy’s Day.


#006C2E (0, 108, 46) Ireland Green (RAL)
#3E896F (62, 137, 111) Irish Pub Green (Matthews Paint)
#87DBC7 (135, 219, 199) Irish Isle (Berger)
#0DC1A9 (13, 193, 169) Pride of Ireland (Ace)
#186C58 (24, 108, 88) Irish Dance (Frenchic Paint)

Benjamin Moore has a whole family of green paints related to Ireland:


#237B54 (35, 123, 84) Irish Clover (Benjamin Moore)
#46926D (70, 146, 109) Luck of the Irish (Benjamin Moore)
#DFF4E9 (223, 244, 233) Irish Spring (Benjamin Moore)
#357f51 (53, 127, 81) Irish Moss (Benjamin Moore)
#DEF4ED (222, 244, 237) Irish Mint (Benjamin Moore)

That’s it. Enjoy Your celebration of St. Patrick’s Feast and don’t forget to share this article with everybody who might be interested.


Violet Color – Its Shades with HTML and RGB Codes


There are several definitions of violet color. It all started with Isaac Newton who defined certain wavelengths (from 380 to 435 nm) of visible light as violet. The name came from the flowers of violet color. This is where things might become a bit complicated because we know several kinds of different violets and each one of them can vary a bit in shades.

In the RGB model violet is made by mixing blue and red with blue as the dominant light and in the CMYK model by using magenta and cyan with magenta as the dominant pigment. On the color wheel, we can find it between blue and magenta.

This article will present many different shades of violet with examples. Here you’ll find names, HTML codes, and RGB codes. Some of the shades will inevitably overlap with other colors where blue and red are also the main ingredients. The aim of this article is to collect as many shades as possible in one place in logical order which is useful for everybody interested in color violet. If you find it interesting, share it with your friends.


#7F00FF (127, 0, 255) Violet
#EE82EE (238, 130, 238) Violet (Web)
#8B00FF (139, 0, 255) True Violet
#53357D (83, 53, 125) Prism Violet
#9400D3 (148, 0, 211) Violet Ink


Photo of violet – a beautiful example of blue-red combo

Dark Violet Color


#8000FF (128, 0, 255) Dark Violet
#330066 (51, 0, 102) Deep Violet Color
#784384 (120, 67, 132) Night Violet
#6A75AD (106, 117, 173) Midnight Violet
#4F566C (79, 86, 108) Heavy Violet

As you can see we already have a bit of a problem with naming. There are already two colors named simply violet but by different standards. There are also two colors named Dark Violet (the other has HEX code #9400D3) and with Deep Violet we only open the doors to more interpretations.

At least we can conclude that the general perception of violet is that it’s a color where we have more blue than red in the mixture. We’ll of course find some exceptions as well but these will soon lead to other names.


#9F00FF (159, 0, 255) Vivid Violet
#645394 (100, 83, 148) Ultra Violet
#8F00FF (143, 0, 255) Electric Violet
#AA00FF (170, 0, 255) Digital Violet
#661188 (102, 17, 136) Extraviolet

Violet can be a pretty energetic and intense color. According to the names above it’s very fashionable as well. So if you need ultra violet RGB code or want to know what Electric Violet Color looks like, you are in the right place.

Violet Colors Names in Combination with Other Colors


#C71585 (199, 21, 133) Red-Violet
#F75394 (247, 83, 148) Violet-Red
#BB3385 (187, 51, 133) Medium Red-Violet
#47243C (71, 36, 60) Purple Violet
#B197BE (177, 151, 190) Purple Violet (Dutch Boy)


#553592 (85, 53, 146) Magenta Violet
#9B8E8E (155, 142, 142) Grey Violet
#C71585 (199, 21, 133) Medium Violet Red
#8A2BE2 (138, 43, 226) Blue-Violet
#324AB2 (50, 74, 178) Violet-Blue

These are only a few examples. Dozens of paint makers offer their unique mixtures of violet paints where additional color is added to violet.

Light Violet Shades

Light shades of violet are especially popular as wall paints due to their soothing/relaxing effect. It is believed that light violet shades act especially stimulative on intellectual activities. Here are a few bright, pastel, pale, soft, and other light violet colors with HEX and RGB codes.


#CB99C9 (203, 153, 201) Pastel Violet
#EE82EE (238, 130, 238) Bright Violet
#8F7DA5 (143, 125, 165) Chalk Violet
#803790 (128, 55, 144) Dull Violet
#DDBEDD (221, 190, 221) Faded Violet


#DB7093 (219, 112, 147) Pale Violet Red
#DBD7E4 (219, 215, 228) Misty Violet
#D4B8BF (212, 184, 191) Melting Violet
#D1C0BF (209, 192, 191) Hushed Violet
#643A4C (100, 58, 76) Crushed Violets

Violet Color and Feelings

Like all colors, violet affects our mood. Names, related to feelings, are expected and here they are.


#8C667A (140, 102, 122) Sweet Violet
#59394C (89, 57, 76) Dulcet Violet
#B29E9E (178, 158, 158) Subtle Violet
#5F4D50 (95, 77, 80) Vicarious Violet
#8F509D (143, 80, 157) Vicious Violet


#634F62 (99, 79, 98) Vintage Violet
#B079A7 (176, 121, 167) Victorian Violet
#43354F (67, 53, 79) Velvet Violet
#B19CD9 (177, 156, 217) Violet Velvet
#C193C0 (193, 147, 192) Violet Tulle

Violet Colors Named after Countries

Colors are never not just pure physics. They are cultural products as well. Here are some examples of the perception of the violets around the globe.


#B284BE (178, 132, 190) African Violet
#551B8C (85, 27, 140) American Violet
#8B818C (139, 129, 140) Asian Violet
#856088 (133, 96, 136) Chinese Violet
#563C5C (86, 60, 92) English Violet

To be honest, the African Violet color got its name after the flower, not after the continent. Anyway, the flower is named after Africa, and you’ll have a chance to find many more kinds of violet colors named after flowers and other plants. A bit later, of course.


#8806CE (136, 6, 206) French Violet
#5B3256 (91, 50, 86) Japanese Violet (JTC Violet)
#32174D (50, 23, 77) Russian Violet
#81007f (129, 0, 127) Philippine Violet
#4C2882 (76, 40, 130) Spanish Violet (G&S)


#4D517F (77, 81, 127) Roman Violet
#777CB0 (119, 124, 176) Ontario Violet
#32127A (50, 18, 122) Persian Indigo
#8C8EB2 (140, 142, 178) Persian Violet aka Viola Odarata aka Ogleia
#702963 (112, 41, 99) Byzantium


#66023C (102, 2, 60) Tyrian Purple
#55455A (85, 69, 90) Parma Violet
#DABAD1 (2018, 186, 209) Venitian Violet
#CDA4DE (205, 164, 222) Tropical Violet
#AA55FF (170, 85, 255) Vega Violet

As you probably noticed our world is not enough for naming all the violet shades. We had to name one after Vega!

Violet Shades Named after Flowers

We have already stated that color got its name after the flower named violet. Even more, the color named African Violet is named after the flower with the same name. And so on. To avoid complications, we’ll just continue with the violet shades named after flowers.


#B57EDC (181, 126, 220) Lavender
#EE82EE (238, 130, 238) Lavender Violet
#D8BFD8 (216, 191, 216) Thistle
#8D4687 (141, 70, 135) Hyacinth Violet
#C9A0DC (201, 160, 220) Wisteria

Lavender is known in so many different shades that the creation of a whole family of lavender colors is necessary. Don’t worry, it’s already on my to-do-list.


#DF73FF (223, 115, 255) Heliotrope
#78184A (120, 24, 74) Pansy Purple
#DA70D6 (218, 112, 214) Orchid
#A020F0 (160, 32, 240) Veronica
#DF00FF (223, 0, 255) Phlox

Orchid is another popular color with numerous variations, so expect a dedicated article about orchid colors as well.


#9867C5 (152, 103, 197) Iris
#BE93E4 (190, 147, 228) Periwinkle Purple
#60536B (96, 83, 107) Heather
#653780 (101, 55, 128) Kingfisher Daisy
#B7AED6 (183, 174, 214) Allium Flower


Iris is just one of many violet colored flowers.


#A797BE (167, 151, 190) Viola Campanula
#764F82 (118, 79, 130) Meadow Violet
#904FEF (144, 79, 239) Pericallis Hybrida
#9E91C3 (158, 145, 195) Violet Tulip
#75406A (117, 64, 106) Wood Violet


#4B0082 (75, 0, 130) Indigo
#6600FF (102, 0, 255) Electric Indigo
#E0B0FF (224, 176, 255) Mauve (Mallow)
#D473D4 (212, 115, 212) French Mauve
#8D029B (141, 2, 155) Mauveine

While Mauveine sounds related to Mauve it’s actually the first synthetic dye, created by William Henry Perkin in 1865 while attempting to create a chemical with properties of quinine. This accidentally made dye is also called Aniline Purple, Purple Aniline, Perkin’s Mauve, or Perkin’s Mallow.

Violet Fruits

Violet fruits are relatively rare. We (and other fruit eaters) tend to associate blueish hues with decay. But we still got a few to show.


#6F2DA8 (111, 45, 168) Grape
#764663 (118, 70, 99) Crushed Grape
#58427C (88, 66, 124) Cyber Grape Purple
#410056 (65, 0, 86) Ripe Plum
#DDA0DD (221, 160, 221) Plum


#C54B8C (197, 75, 140) Mulberry
#D05FAD (208, 95, 173) Hopbush
#705160 (112, 81, 96) Kalamata
#311432 (49, 20, 50) Eggplant
#540E32 (84, 14, 50) Black Currant

Food and Drink of Different Violet Shades


#290916 (41, 9, 22) Raisin
#2C041C (44, 4, 28) Wine
#4D0F28 (77, 15, 40) Sangria
#9A2CA0 (154, 44, 160) Pizza Edge
#8601BF (134, 1, 191) Violet Poison

Yes, you got it right, there is a color named after poison. And no, nothing is wrong with your computer. some violet shades are just so dark they look almost black.

How About Violet Animals?

Believe it or not, we managed to find five shades of violet named after animals to create a group for this area too.


#898D9B (137, 141, 155) Amethyst Starling
#D89FA8 (216, 159, 168) Hummingbird
#D4CEDE (212, 206, 222) Butterfly Kiss
#926EAE (146, 110, 174) Violet Frog
#AE5883 (174, 88, 131) Guppy Violet


By the way, the fish above is called guppy.

Violet Colored Minerals

There are several minerals and metals of different violet shades. We actually used all suitable materials.

Photo of amethyst crystal (violet color is a result of iron particles)


#9966CC (153, 102, 204) Amethyst
#8B4963 (139, 73, 99) Violet Quartz
#B768A2 (183, 104, 162) Pearly Purple
#AD0AFD (173, 10, 253) Cadmium Violet
#9782AB (151, 130, 171) Manganese Violet

Did you know that amethyst, a violet variety of quartz, is the birthstone for the month of February?


#8C7EAF (140, 126, 175) Purple Agate
#4E4562 (78, 69, 98) Fluorite Violet
#5B0A91 (91, 10, 145) Metallic Violet
#C2ACB1 (194, 172, 177) Violet Ice
#674876 (103, 72, 118) Neon Violet

Royalty and Violet

Violet, as the close relative of purple, has been associated with royalty and authority for many centuries.


#602F6B (96, 47, 107) Imperial
#604E7A (96, 78, 122) Imperial Palace
#21303E (33, 48, 62) Imperial Primer
#A298A2 (162, 152, 162) Regal Violet
#522D80 (82, 45, 128) Regalia Purple


#493F5E (73, 63, 94) Prince Charming
#720058 (114, 0, 88) Pompadour
#4E4260 (78, 66, 96) Royal Indigo
#9A4961 (154, 73, 97) King’s Cloak
#644982 (100, 73, 130) Violet Majesty


#6C3082 (108, 48, 130) Eminence
#723E64 (114, 62, 100) Violet Episcopal
#6F3096 (111, 48, 150) Tacao
#86608E (134, 96, 142) Pomp and Power
#A09EC6 (160, 158, 198) Opulent Violet

Weather and Nature Cycles Related Violet Colors


#4D4860 (77, 72, 96) Violet Shadow
#5C619D (92, 97, 157) Violet Storm
#7C6D80 (124, 109, 128) Thunder
#CCD0CF (204, 208, 207) Violet Cloud
#A387AC (163, 135, 172) Violet Eclipse

We could go on and on but it’s time to finish the article for the present. We just need to check a few violet shades with surprising names.

Violet Colors with Unusual Names


#6F4685 (111, 70, 133) Affair
#B0306A (176, 48, 106) Boss’s Jokes
#6F456E (111, 69, 110) Long Distance
#8E4785 (142, 71, 133) Lipstick Stain
#C9A0FF (201, 160, 255) Good Tax


#592720 (89, 39, 32) Caput Mortuum
#8D4E85 (141, 78, 133) Razzmic Berry Purple
#CEA2FD (206, 162, 253) Early Bird
#5D06E9 (93, 6, 233) Gonzo Violet
#7058A3 (112, 88, 163) Sumire Violet

Don’t ask how each of these colors got their name. We can tell you only that Sumire means lovely or graceful in Japanese. It’s a pretty common girl’s name.

So here we are – with 150 shades of violet. Maybe we’ll add more if there’s interest among our audience. This means it’s up to you, actually. Share this article with your friends and good things will happen. Bye.


Shades of Pink – Longest List of 250+ Pink Shades with HEX and RGB Codes


Welcome to the longest list of pink shades in the world. Here you’ll find 265 different pink colors with examples, their HTML (HEX) and RGB codes, and a lot of amusing tidbits about probably the most controversial color of all – the color pink.

Numerous shades of pink can look pretty different than one might imagine, sometimes looking yellowish, reddish, grayish, or, of course purplish, often resembling pink only by their names.

This list of pink names is organized by groups with certain shared traits – by origin, by name, by association, … My intention when writing this article was not only to create a useful list for artists, designers, web developers, and other ‘professionals’, but to provide an interesting read in the form of a story. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated, and I encourage you to share this article with everybody who might be interested in pink color.

Types of Pink HEX Codes

As you probably already know different standards define pink differently. So we start with a few pinks but soon find out an addition to the name is necessary. Hence, we got the simple and best pink in the first group already.

#FFC0CB (255, 192, 203) Pink
#D74894 (215, 72, 148) Pink (Pantone)
#CD919E (205, 145, 158) Pink (Crayola)
#FABFCE (250, 191, 206) Simple Pink
#FBCAE0 (251, 202, 224) Best Pink

Color pink is well-known for its soothing effect, characteristic of all (not only pink) light and pastel colors. If want to calm down, you could find an answer in the next set of light pink colors.

Light (Pastel) Pink Color Code

#FFD1DC (255, 209, 220) Pastel Pink
#FFB6C1 (255, 182, 193) Light Pink
#FF5CCD (255, 92, 205) Light Deep Pink
#FFB3DE (255, 179, 222) Light Hot Pink
#F1ABB9 (241, 171, 185) Light Blush

What is the difference between light, pastel, pale, and soft pink? We could open a semantic debate here but in reality, all these adjectives are used interchangeably. So when you search for a specific light shade of pink don’t forget to check soft, pale, pastel, etc. pinks as well.

Pale Pink Color Codes

#F9CCCA (249, 204, 202) Pale Pink
#EFCDDB (239, 205, 219) Pale Pink (RAL Design)
#E6D0D8 (230, 208, 216) Soft Pale Pink
#FDDDE6 (253, 221, 230) Soft Pink
#F2D8CD (242, 216, 205) Soft Pink (Pantone)

As you can see even if we limit our exploration to pale and soft tones of pink, we deal with a huge amount of different hues with more or less blue or yellow helping to make the statement of the final color.

So it’s not surprising to find so many different light pink paints for walls as well.

#F0DCE5 (240, 220, 229) Very Pale Pink
#CEA9B8 (206, 169, 184) Pale Dusty Pink
#F9DEDD (249, 222, 221) Pale Salmon Pink
#DEC5D3 (222, 197, 211) Pale Rose Pink
#F0D3D4 (240, 211, 212) Pale Lip

The family of pale pinks is finished with Pale Lip which immediately suggests mentioning lipsticks. Many of them are pretty pale, or, as is modern to say, natural, but the main point of lipsticks is to accent lips as one of the most romantic parts of the human body.

So stronger shades of pink for lipsticks are suggested!

Hot Pink HEX Code

#FF80BF (255, 128, 191) Full Pink
#F698BD (246, 152, 189) Supreme Pink
#FF96D0 (255, 150, 208) Intense Pink
#FF69B4 (255, 105, 180) Hot Pink
#E7388A (231, 56, 138) Intense Hot Pink

Apparently, everybody wants to know the hot pink HEX code. But which one? All the hot pinks above are pretty similar, with a huge amount of red and a hint of blue. Such colors are very popular for lipsticks because they combine energy and sensuality. The hot pink color in its many variations is very likely the most controversial color of all. Either you love it or you can’t stand it. It’s very hard to find a neutral way for it.

#CF6BA9 (207, 107, 169) Super Pink
#E75480 (231, 84, 128) Dark Pink
#FF1493 (255, 20, 147) Deep Pink
#FF007F (255, 0, 127) Bright Pink
#FF6FFF (255, 111, 255) Ultra Pink

Dark and deep shades of pink are in most cases on the edge of purple and violet colors, so it’s good to know there is no clear and unequivocal way to tell if a certain color belongs among the shades of pink or maybe in the family of violets of purple colors. Sometimes even the name misleads – some pinkish tones have red instead of pink in the name and some colors with names with pink don’t look pink at all (or at least not until you use a lot of imagination).

#893843 (137, 56, 67) Solid Pink
#FB607F (251, 96, 127) Brink Pink
#EB94B7 (235, 148, 183) Cosmic Pink
#DD95B4 (221, 149, 180) Techno Pink
#FF1493 (255, 20, 147) Fluorescent Pink

We are not over yet! The next section is devoted to even more energetic and living shades of pink, which clearly suggests their names too!

#F35A91 (243, 90, 145) Action Pink
#FC0FC0 (252, 15, 192) Shocking Pink
#FF6FFF (255, 111, 255) Shocking Pink (Crayola)
#E3256B (227, 37, 107) Razzmatazz
#FF3EA5 (255, 62, 165) Knockout Pink

This group of lively pinks is all about action. It’s hard to imagine being surrounded by so energetic shades of pink but we can definitely use most of them as part of the decor at parties or in amusement parks.

Ready for more?

#EF5097 (239, 80, 151) Sport Pink
#DE8DAE (222, 141, 174) Sassy Pink
#F36097 (243, 96, 151) Youthful Pink
#D66A8A (214, 106, 138) Livid Pink
#E977B5 (233, 119, 181) Party Pink

We could continue with more groups of envigorating pink shades but it’s time to take a break. Well, before that, one of the most aggressive pinks (and in general most screaming colors in the universe) should be presented: neon pink with its HEX and RGB codes.

Neon Pink Color Code

I don’t know if this is good or bad news for you but neon pink is used as the name of numerous pink hues. You see, in the world of colors there is no definite global standard like there is in measuring weight or length, so every designer suggests his or her vision of a specific color as he or she perceives it.

Neon pink is one such color where we can find at least a dozen different standards and different HTML codes for the same name. It’s up to you to pick the most suitable one for your project.

#FF10F0 (255, 16, 240) Neon Pink (
#FB48C4 (251,72,196) Neon Pink (
#F535AA (245, 53, 170) Neon Pink (
#FE019A (254, 1, 154) Neon Pink (
#FF44CC (255, 68, 204) Neon Pink (

Pink Shades with Other Colors in Their Names

Being on the indefinite line between red and white with so many possible additions of other primary colors, we can expect several names of pink shades where pink is combined with another color. In this case, when pink (red + white) is paired with another color (yellow and/or blue), the tones of pink are called off pink.

When somebody asks you what color is off pink you can answer that any pink with addition of one or two other primary colors. We can also call them pinkish colors. Here are a few examples for you.

#FBA0AC (251, 160, 172) Pinkish Red
#E2718D (226, 113, 141) Red Pink
#EC3B83 (236, 59, 131) Cerise Pink
#DA3287 (218, 50, 135) Deep Cerise Pink
#D10056 (209, 0, 86) Reddish Pink aka Rubine Red

All the pinks above are intensely red, so red (or red shades) is an expected part of the name. A lot of red (and some yellow and blue) leads to brown.

#F56991 (245, 105, 145) Light Crimson
#EF3038 (239, 48, 56) Deep Carmine Pink
#E66771 (230, 103, 113) Light Carmine Pink
#C08081 (192, 128, 129) Brownish Pink
#643941 (100, 57, 65) Pinkish Brown

We came from reddish to more and more intensely brownish tones of pink. The last two actually have pink only in their names, so dark and muted they are. But we are not over yet. Here is another group of pink shades with other colors in their names.

#DBC3BE (219, 195, 190) Pink Ivory
#D2A1CC (210, 161, 204) Lilac Pink
#E18E96 (225, 142, 150) Ruddy Pink
#B5A3C5 (181, 163, 197) Blue Pink
#A38BA4 (163, 139, 164) Purplish Pink

Another question you may ask is about the difference between some of the above-presented pink shades and magenta. Yes, we got an answer, but you might not like it.

The name magenta is not limited to one color only. Here are a few examples:

#FF00FF (255, 0, 255) Magenta
#F653A6 (246, 83, 166) Magenta Crayola
#D0417E (208, 65, 126) Magenta Pantone
#CA1F7B (202, 31, 123) Magenta Dye
#FF1DCE (255, 29, 206) Hot Magenta

Is magenta the same as pink? Yes and no. While pink necessarily consists of red and white, magenta needs blue as well. If you add some blue to pink, it’s still pink until it strays into a purple area. On the other hand, if you take blue out of magenta, it will lose its name and become one of numerous shades of pink.

So – when you are asked what is difference between pink and magenta, the correct answer is: every magenta belongs to the pink family, but not all pinks belong among magentas.

#CF71AF (207, 113, 175) Sky Magenta
#97395D (57, 151, 68) Quinacridone Magenta
#9F4576 (159, 69, 118) Magenta Haze
#FF0090 (255, 0, 144) Magenta Process
#CF3476 (207, 52, 118) Telemagenta

Magenta can be also included in the family of purple or violet shades (which, by the way, are not the same!) but to conclude this: Magenta is a shade of pink with a decent amount of blue (and magenta in its name).

If you are still not sure, just check the inscription on the label on the box.

Pink Colors Named After Countries

You got it right. Pink is so popular several countries share their names with this controversial color. And they are spread all over the world.

#F7BFBE (247, 191, 190) Spanish Pink
#FD6C9E (253, 108, 158) French Pink
#F88379 (248, 131, 121) Congo Pink oranzna
#F77FBE (247, 127, 190) Persian Pink
#DE6FA1 (222, 111, 161) China Pink

We cruised Europe, Africa, and part of Asia, so it’s only fair to make a short trip to America too.

#EC9AA3 (236, 154, 163) Japanese Pink
#FA1A8E (250, 26, 142) Philippine Pink
#FF9899 (255, 152, 153) American Pink
#E4007C (228, 0, 124) Mexican Pink aka Mexican Rose
#E8C3BA (232, 195, 186) Chilean Pink

We went around the world with pinks, yet we still need to mention at least a few more cities intertwined with shades of pink.

#D7837F (215, 131, 127) New York Pink
#F400A1 (244, 0, 161) Hollywood Cerise
#D95D67 (217, 93, 103) Milano Pink
#D9BFC5 (217, 191, 197) Venetian Pink
#C07B9A (192, 123, 154) Dark Venetian Pink

There is more, of course. One day we might add a few more related (by name) hues but to make this article publishable as soon as possible, let’s put a few dozen of already discovered pinks aside and move on – to the largest (by far!) group of pink shades.

Pink Flowers

First things first – pink got its name after flowers, not vice versa. Flowers were blooming and being beautiful and colorful way before humans decided to name colors. Only after that, new and new names were needed (due to our excessive dependence on communication) and different flowers became parts of more or less official names of pink colors.

#FDCDDD (253, 205, 221) Flower Pink
#E96A97 (233, 106, 151) Azalea Pink
#F19CBB (241, 156, 187) Amaranth Pink
#DBB2D1 (219, 178, 209) Pink Lavender
#FBAED2 (251, 174, 210) Lavender Pink

Yes, you got it right. Apparently, there is a difference between lavender pink and pink lavender. And lavender, by the way, is also a group of colors on its own. But let’s not stray from the subject and continue with more of the flowery pink tones.

#FFA6C9 (255, 166, 201) Carnation Pink
#F56FA1 (245, 111, 161) Cyclamen
#CD9BC4 (205, 155, 196) Clover Pink
#F6909D (246, 144, 157) Geranium Pink
#CA99B7 (202, 153, 183) Morning Glory Pink

Pink is one of the species (Dianthus plumarius) in the family Caryophyllaceae. Yet flowers are not the only species with pink blooms. Trees can have pink blossoms too. The same is true for aquatic plants like the lotus.

#F3D1DD (243, 209, 221) Light Pink Peony
#F6ADC6 (246, 173, 198) Nadeshiko Pink
#E0D2D1 (224, 210, 209) Almond Blossom Pink
#FFB7C5 (255, 183, 197) Cherry Blossom Pink
#EAD0D6 (234, 208, 214) Lotus Pink (RAL Design)

Pink Orchids

Orchids are the second most popular group of flowers (after roses, of course). Here are several pink shades named after orchids.

#F2BDCD (242, 189, 205) Orchid Pink
#D198C5 (209, 152, 197) Orchid (Pantone)
#D470A2 (212, 112, 162) Wild Orchid
#E5BDB5 (229, 189, 181) Orchid Pink (British Standard)
#E29CD2 (226, 156, 210) Orchid (Crayola)

Fuchsia Pink Colors

Fuchsia is another flower with pink blossoms. Its color is so distinctive and popular, a whole group of colors is actually named after fuchsia and one day we may provide a special article on fuchsia color only.

#F984EF (249, 132, 239) Light Fuchsia Pink
#FD3F92 (253, 63, 146) French Fuchsia
#CC397B (204, 57, 123) Fuchsia Purplish Pink
#F400A1 (244, 0, 161) Fashion Fuchsia Pink
#FE4164 (254, 65, 100) Neon Fuchsia

Yes, we finally arrived at the roses. They may be pink and are enjoyed in numerous pink shades. Many languages derived the name for the pink color from the rose and just like we saw at fuchsia there is a whole group of rose colors. This article may be written some day too, but for now, we invite you to read the symbolism of the different colors of roses.

Shades of Pink Roses with Codes

#C74375 (199, 67, 117) Fuchsia Rose
#FF66CC (255, 102, 204) Rose Pink aka Rosy Pink
#C08081 (192, 128, 129) Old Rose
#FF5470 (255, 84, 112) Fiery Rose
#FF33CC (255, 51, 204) Razzle Dazzle Rose

Roses are so widespread many of them (several hundred species with thousands of hybrids) got names after countries, so we made a group of rose pink colors with country names.

#FF033E (255, 3, 62) American Rose
#A8516E (168, 81, 110) China Rose
#FE28A2 (254, 40, 162) Persian Rose
#F64A8A (246, 74, 138) French Rose
#B57281 (181, 114, 129) Turkish Rose

The last group of rose pink shades provides some interesting combinations (salmon rose should be a surprise for most of us, right?), and here they are with examples and HTML codes.

#FBA0E3 (251, 160, 227) Lavender Rose
#F4C2C2 (244, 194, 194) Tea Rose
#B3446C (179, 68, 108) Raspberry Rose
#E7968B (231, 150, 139) Salmon Rose
#FFE4E1 (255, 228, 225) Misty Rose

From roses, we continue to bushes and trees with pinkish blossoms or wood.

#D71868 (215, 24, 104) Dogwood Rose
#EDCDC2 (237, 205, 194) Pale Dogwood
#F5D3D4 (245, 211, 212) Pink Dogwood (Pantone)
#A45A52 (164, 90, 82) Redwood
#9E4244 (158, 66, 68) Rosewood

We are almost finished with plants related to pink shades but can’t skip fruits. Here are three groups of pinks named after fruits.

Pink Fruit

#E30B5D (227, 11, 93) Raspberry
#E8888A (232, 136, 138) Strawberry
#FF43A4 (255, 67, 164) Wild Strawberry
#C54B8C (197, 75, 140) Mulberry
#C8509B (200, 80, 155) Mulberry Crayola

Berries are very thankful when we try to find pinkish shades related to fruits. They are lively, somehow fragile, and tender at the same time. The next group is a bit more robust. Of course, they belong to the pink family too.

#FADCD6 (250, 220, 214) Apricot Pink
#FAD1AF (250, 209, 175) Peach
#FFC5BD (255, 197, 189) Peachy Pink
#FC6C85 (252, 108, 133) Watermelon
#F7BCAC (247, 188, 172) Melon

We already mentioned cerise which means cherry in French. Well, it looks like we have the Cerise Pink and Cherry Pink among the shades of pink and now you can compare both. You’ll be the judge which suits your perception of cherry pink.

#DE3163 (222, 49, 99) Cerise
#E26F8F (226, 111, 143) Cherry Pink
#E0707C (224, 112, 124) Grapefruit Pink
#AD4379 (173, 67, 121) Mystic Maroon
#915F6D (145, 95, 109) Raspberry Glace

Fruit is so popular thanks to its attractive colors and taste. Speaking of taste, pink plays an important part in the food area – especially sweets are closely associated with this sweet color.

E4717A (228, 113, 122) Candy Pink
FFBCD9 (255, 188, 217) Cotton Candy
F9429E (249, 66, 158) Rose Bonbon
F58092 (245, 128, 146) Bubblegum Pink
FA86C4 (250, 134, 196) Taffy

Feeling hungry already? If Candy Pink, Bubblegum Pink, and Rose Bonbon (now you know the difference!) don’t satisfy your taste, you probably need something more caloric.

Pink Foods

#F89883 (248, 152, 131) Crepe
#E9C3CF (233, 195, 207) Parfait Pink
#D3507A (211, 80, 122) Pink Flambe
#A50B5E (165, 11, 94) Jazzberry Jam
#EAAEA9 (234, 174, 169) Sweet Tart

The pink color is obviously more than the appropriate color for sweets. There is even a shade of pink called Sweet Pink. Well, here we are again – different designers perceive this particular shade in different ways, so we provide a few examples of Sweet Pink with RGB and HEX values, together with their closest relative Sweetest Pink.

#FD9FA2 (253, 159, 162)
#EE918D (238, 145, 141)
#F4BCE1 (244, 188, 225)
#EE918D (238, 145, 141)
#FBCEE7 (251, 206, 231) Sweetest Pink

After so many sweets some drink would be nice. There are several drinks known for their pink colors, so here is a few of them.

Pink Drinks

F25278 (242, 82, 120) Punch
F2DBE7 (242, 219, 231) Lemonade Pink
F78FA7 (247, 143, 167) Pink Sherbet
F38FA9 (243, 143, 169) Vanilla Ice
D9463E (217, 70, 62) Strawberry Daiquiri

The most popular pinkish color is champagne pink which gives us another opportunity to check how designers see Champagne Pink. And yes, there is also Pink Champagne, so you can have even more choices.

Champagne Pink

You guessed it – again each web designer percieves champagne pink color a bit differently.

#F7E7CE (247, 231, 206)
#F8DECD (248, 222, 205) color-name-com
#F1DDCF (241, 221, 207)
#F6E1D3 (246, 225, 211)
#F0D8CC (240, 216, 204) Pink Champagne (Pantone)

While the pink drinks mostly look soft and gentle, the world of animals offers some pretty powerful pink shades.

Pink Animals

Did you know a flamingo’s color depends on food? When captured they tend to become white, so food additives are a must in ZOO. At first, caught birds were fed with paprika but now synthetic additives became a standard.

#FDDDE6 (253, 221, 230) Piggy Pink
#FC8EAC (252, 142, 172) Flamingo Pink
#D998A0 (217, 152, 160) Parrot Pink
#ECC4D5 (236, 196, 213) Pink Elephant
#905D5D (144, 93, 93) Rose Taupe

The most well-known pink shade in this area is, of course, Flamingo Pink, which, again, varies, thanks to the eating possibilities of flamingos (they got the color of their feathers from food and this color inevitably changes from time to time). The other popular pink shade in the animal kingdom is the color of salmon.

#FF9999 (255, 153, 153) Salmon aka Light Salmon Pink
#E9967A (233, 150, 122) Dark Salmon
#F0D8D8 (240, 216, 216) Oyster
#CC8899 (204, 136, 153) Puce
#F88379 (248, 131, 121) Coral Pink

Yes, coral pink deserves a few additional words. It could be treated as a shade of pink yet it belongs among orange colors too.

We are well-aware of versatility of this popular color so a special article about coral color is in our plan for near future.

We’ll also add some examples of pink animals later.

How about people? Are there any pink colors named after real folk? Yes, they are.

Pink Colors Named after People

#ED7A9B (237, 122, 155) Rose Pompadour
#997A8D (153, 122, 141) Mountbatten Pink aka Plymouth Pink vijolicna
#FF91AF (255, 145, 175) Baker-Miller Pink aka P-618 aka Drunk-Tank Pink aka Schauss Pink
#F2003C (242, 0, 60) Munsell Red
#C154C1 (193, 84, 193) Fuchsia

Rose Pompadour got its name after the famous Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), Mountbatten Pink after Lord Mountbatten (1900-1979), who used it during World War II, Gene Baker and Ron Miller were directors of the institute where Alexander Schauss studied the influence of specific pink shade on aggressive behavior, and Munsell Red is named after Albert Henry Munsell.

Wait a minute! And Fuchsia? Isn’t that pink shade named after the color of the flower fuchsia? Yes, it’s true. But the plant was named after botanist Leonard Fuchs!

#F4C2C2 (244, 194, 194) Baby Pink
#EABDD1 (234, 189, 209) Cherub Pink
#EDD0DD (237, 208, 221) Cradle Pink
#E8CCD7 (232, 204, 215) Queen Pink
#A84860 (168, 72, 96) Hippie Pink

Pink is for centuries associated with everything young, playful, unserious, and sometimes extravagant. It could be calming, yet we should never forget the showy, even glamorous effects of some pink shades.

Pink Color in Pop Culture

#E0218A (224, 33, 138) Barbie Pink
#F88CAE (248, 140, 174) Baby Doll Pink
#EECECC (238, 206, 204) Ballerina Pink
#D75081 (215, 80, 129) Diva Pink
#F49BBF (244, 155, 191) Pink Panther Color

Pink can be very energetic, invigorating, and shocking, which is visible in the next group of pink shades.

Blush Pink

DE5D83 (222, 93, 131) Blush
D98695 (217, 134, 149) Shimmering Blush
CE4676 (206, 70, 118) Ruber
C84186 (200, 65, 134) Smitten
FFA878 (255, 168, 120) Hit

It’s hard to imagine modern cosmetics with pink, so it’s only fair to name a few tints after the popular objects in this area. Everything possible to make a Lady!

#A94064 (169, 64, 100) Rouge
#E5BFCA (229, 191, 202) Soap Pink
#FFCFF1 (255, 207, 241) Shampoo Pink
#BD4E84 (189, 78, 132) Nail Polish Pink
#F0C0A8 (240, 192, 168) Lady

When a lady feels really well, it’s like a fairy tale. Or is it Valentine’s? It definitely feels like paradise …

#E6A6BE (230, 166, 190) Valentine Pink
#F2C1D1 (242, 193, 209) Fairy Tale
#E63E62 (230, 62, 98) Paradise Pink
#DE5285 (222, 82, 133) Fandango Pink
#E4717A (228, 113, 122) Tango Pink

By the way – we already have a full article about Valentine colors.

Our out-of-this-world trip into pinks is concluded with two shades related to dance: Fandango Pink and Tango Pink which gives us an opportunity to smoothly slide into the world of feelings.

Yes, pink plays a huge role in personal feelings, spanning from playfulness to total romance.

Pink Color and Feelings

#FC89AC (252, 137, 172) Tickle Me Pink
#E68FAC (230, 143, 172) Charm Pink
#B3446C (179, 68, 108) Irresistible
#9B1C6D (155, 28, 109) Flirt
#F1CDE3 (241, 205, 227) Tender Pink

Remember the phrase ‘looking through pink glasses’? Well, pink is in many of its shades related to optimism and seeing only the best in the world. Of course, when we are in love, pink glasses obviously come into play.

#CE74A7 (206, 116, 167) Passion Pink
#D65282 (214, 82, 130) Mystic
#FFDAE9 (255, 218, 233) Mimi Pink
#F1DDE3 (241, 221, 227) Pink Touch
#FFCCCC (255, 204, 204) Lusty Gallant

Additionally, pink is the color of gentleness, and tenderness, which brings us to the next group – pink colors, related to skin. Did you know, the first names for pink in Europe were actually words describing skin complexion? Of course, then the spectrum was not discovered yet. Artists and scientists believed pink is a shade of yellow, not red, so the transformation to the name, coming from flowers came much later.

Pink for Skin Complexion

If, for some reason, you need an HTML code for the color of human skin, here are a few ideas. Please note that the name of the color pink initially came from naming the complexion in countries with Caucasian people (Italy in the first place).

#DDC0B4 (221, 192, 180) Nude Pink
#A95C68 (169, 92, 104) Deep Pruce
#DBAC98 (219, 172, 152) Lip Pink
#BE9D9B (190, 157, 155) Pink Suede (Pantone)
#D498B1 (212, 152, 177) Pink Leather

After groups of shades of skin and related stuff intertwined with the color pink, textiles come into play. Being so delicate and versatile color, it’s expected to find pink here as well.

#9C657E (156, 101, 126) Batik Pink
#FFDDF4 (255, 221, 244) Pink Lace
#F18AAD (241, 138, 173) Sachet Pink
#EEBDC0 (238, 189, 192) Boho Pink
#AA83A4 (170, 131, 164) Wilhelminian Pink

But let’s not confine ourselves to soft, gentle, and generally pretty stuff only. Pink shades can act strong too. The next section is devoted to proverbially strong elements – metals.

Metals with Pink Tones?

#B76E79 (183, 110, 121) Rose Gold
#E6C7C2 (230, 199, 194) Gold Pink
#C4AEAD (196, 174, 173) Silver Pink
#DCB5B4 (220, 181, 180) Silvery Pink
#996666 (153, 102, 102) Copper Rose

After more or less precious metals, related to different pink shades, we can expand into less known characteristics of this versatile color. Of course, it’s generously present in the world of minerals and plays an important part in jewelry as well.

Looking for Rose-Quartz Color?

#EDA6C4 (237, 166, 196) Metallic Pink
#CC33CC (204, 51, 204) Steel Pink
#ED5B9A (237, 91, 154) Cobalt Pink
#AA98A9 (170, 152, 169) Rose Quartz
#BCA3AA (188, 163, 170) Quartz Pink

Some of the most precious minerals are closely related to different pink shades. Yes, diamonds are included.

Pink Minerals and Stones

#FF55A3 (255, 85, 163) Brilliant Rose
#E1AFAA (225, 175, 170) Pink Diamond
3EFBBCC (239, 187, 204) Cameo Pink
#E0115F (224, 17, 95) Ruby
#97484B (151, 72, 75) Beryl

How about other precious materials? Pearls can be pinkish, right? And pearls are made of mother-of-the-pearl. We found a few other minerals too.

#E7ACCF (231, 172, 207) Pink Pearl
#D1C4C6 (209, 196, 198) Mother-of-pearl Pink
#960145 (150, 1, 69) Rose Garnet
#FBD3D9 (251, 211, 217) Pink Fluorite
#DFCDC6 (223, 205, 198) Morganite Pink

We are slowly approaching the end of the list of pink-colored minerals in this article. Some of them edge more on the red, others on the gray side.

#9966CC (153, 102, 204) Amethyst Pink
#C6A0AB (198, 160, 171) Opaline Pink
#B3586C (179, 88, 108) Slate Pink
#E8E1E6 (232, 225, 230) Apatite Pink
#BD9E97 (189, 158, 151) Pink Granite

Our final group is also related to minerals but not so admirable. Of course, we are looking at more earthly, even dusty substances.

Dusty Pink Color and Other Dirt Related Pinks

#CA7B80 (202, 123, 128) Dirty Pink
#D58A94 (213, 138, 148) Dusty Pink
#CC4E5C (204, 78, 92) Dark Terra Cotta
#C4B3B2 (196, 179, 178) Clay Pink
#E5CCC9 (229, 204, 201) Dust Storm

This is the end of the longest list of names for pink shades with HEX codes ever made in one article on this planet. If traffic (by traffic, we mean you, dear visitor!) proves to be high and engaging, soon we could expand the list with additional pink colors. 265 pinks from today can someday rise to over 300!

If you find this material useful, don’t hesitate to share it on your social media, blogs, etc. Stay pink!


Pink Paint Colors for Your Walls – Enliven Your Home with Pink Paints


Are you thinking about painting your interior pink? There are hundreds of quality pink paints on the market offering a wide range of pink shades we’ll going to explore in this article.

As you’ll see there are many bold and even showy pinks originally meant more as an accent than the full cover of the wall and there are also numerous calmer ones, sometimes only with a hint of pink paint colors among which you can find just perfect one for your room, no matter if it’s a living room or a study, for boys or girls, with full coverage or just for one of the walls in the room.

20 popular shades of pink paint with examples

Here are 80 different shades of pink paint produced by dozens of paint makers, all the major paint brands included. They are presented with HEX (HTML) and RGB codes, so you can imitate the desired effects on your computer or mobile screens before ending up with several gallons of paints of the wrong color.

Enjoy the voyage and think pink!

Blush Pink Paint

This is the stronger pink hue with a lot of red but also a significant percentage of green and blue (if we think of RGB standards), which leads to more orange or violet tones.

#FA906C (250, 144, 108) Valspar Paint Pink Blush
#F4CEE3 (244, 204, 227) Asian Paints Blush Pink
#E56F65 (229, 111, 101) Valspar Paint Rose Blush
#F1B4B2 (241, 180, 178) Valspar Paint Champagne Blush
#C56E76 (197, 110, 118) Valspar Paint Brazilian Blush

Blush pink paints can still stay true to the blush in their names if the end effect is less showy. Here are lighter tones of blush pinks which is obvious from their values of G and B). As you see, Valspar is a leading manufacturer in both ‘families’ of blush pinks.

#FBC7D3 (251, 199, 211) Valspar Paint Velvety Blush
#FBDBE0 (251, 219, 224) Valspar Paint Opal Blush
#E7C1B5 (231, 193, 181) Behr Pink Blush RAH-47
#F7EFEC (247, 239, 236) Valspar Paint Noble Blush
#DAAFA3 (218, 175, 163) Frenchic Paint Dusky Blush

Hot Pink Paint

If you like bright, energetic colors, hot pink paint might be the right choice for you. Again, it might be too strong for the painting of the whole room but you have countless options to combine it with a white ceiling (all strong and medium pinks pair perfectly with white) or use it just for a few stripes in the area of your choice.

#D5276A (213, 39, 106) ProMarker Hot Pink
#FE00FE (254, 0, 254) FolkArt Bright Pink
#F659A3 (246, 89, 163) FolkArt Hot Pink
#BF536C (191, 83, 108) Taubmans Hot Pink / Bristol Hot Pink
#CE5171 (206, 81, 113) Porter Paints Hot Pink Kiss / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Hot Pink Kiss

We are not done yet. More bright pink paints can be explored below. As you see, the perception of hot or bright by manufacturers varies from classic magenta to brown on one and baby pink on the other side.

Bright Pink Paint

AB4673 (171, 70, 115) Behr Hot Pink
77374C (119, 55, 76) Earthpaint Hot Pink
F8C0CE (248, 192, 206) FolkArt Bright Baby Pink
FF78CB (255, 120, 203) Crayola Hot Pink
EEBFCE (238, 191, 206) Devoe Paint Hot Pink

Please note that bright and hot are perceived as petty much the same in the industry.

Candy Pink Paint

We still have a plethora of lively and energetic pinks to check, yet not necessarily so intensive colors as above. Candy pink paints took their names from pinkish-colored candies which immediately bring memories of amusement parks, garden parties, and other carefree moments of pure happiness.

#9B4469 (155, 68, 105) Bentley Candy Pink
#EA848F (234, 132, 143) Taubmans Candy Pink / Bristol Candy Pink
#F5919D (245, 145, 157) Apple Barrel Candy Pink
#D69495 (246, 148, 149) Asian Paints Pink Candy
#D8BAC5 (216, 186, 197) Valspar Paint Candy

While pink color doesn’t necessarily suit everybody we can’t deny such lively shades are a guarantee against boredom. So let’s compare another set of candy pink paints.

#F7BEBD (247, 190, 189) Devoe Paint Cotton Candy Pink
#F3BEC3 (243, 190, 195) CIL Cotton Candy Pink
#F8DCC6 (248, 220, 190) Albany Paint Candy
#F1E7E6 (241, 231, 230) New Look Pink Candy
#FFCDC7 (255, 205, 199) Valspar Paint Candy Hearts

Metallic / Neon Pink Paint

Metallic paints are so aggressive they are in most cases used only as an addition to other paints to achieve some specific effect. They are also a valuable addition to areas in theme parks and similar entertainment venues. Metallic pink and neon pink belong to the same family with very intensive red with a flashy look which, as already said is not always used as it is, but added to other paints to create custom colors.

Or, if you want, you can make only a vertical strike with one of the presented neon pink paints somewhere close to the top of the otherwise pale-colored wall.

Pink Flamingo Paint

Flamingoes symbolize beauty, grace, and romance. The birds got their characteristic color of feathers from carotenoids produced by algae, the main staple of brine shrimps which are the main source of food for flamingoes.

#F87F92 (248, 127, 146) Duron Pink Flamingo
#D67C99 (214, 124, 153) CIL Flamingo Pink
#CD717B (205, 113, 123) Sherwin-Williams Pink Flamingo
#D97C94 (217, 124, 148) Devoe Paint Flamingo Pink
#C77D7E (199, 125, 126) Behr Pink Flamingo

Depending on the percentage of carotenoids, the balance of diet of specific flamingos, and of course other factors, the color may vary from intensive orange or red to relatively pale pink.

Pink flamingoes are another story. A decorative idea of a plastic pink flamingo as a lawn ornament is today closely associated with Florida yet it comes from Leominster, Massachusetts, the self-proclaimed plastic capital of the world. Some love it, some hate it, just like the color pink. But like it or not, it’s iconic and part of our cultural history.

Light Pink Paint

Lighter shades of pink paint are way more popular for painting walls than stronger hues. So we should not be surprised to find even more options of interior paints in light pink to choose from.

#F2DBDE (242, 219, 222) Valspar Paint Light Pink
#FAB4D8 (250, 180, 216) Apple Barrel Light Pink / 20535
#FABFBF (250, 191, 191) Apple Barrel Light Pink / 44844E
#FFCDD8 (255, 205, 216) Benjamin Moore Light Chiffon Pink
#FFE1E2 (255, 225, 226) California Paints Pristine Pink

As you can see above, Apple Barrel offers two paints with the same name differing by the numbers at the end of the name.

Lighter shades of pink are easily accentuated with subtones of yellow to enliven the space or greyish additions which make the areas calmer. Alone or in a variety of combinations these paints can be used for interiors and exteriors, virtually for every place you might want to paint.

And often they don’t even look pink!

F5E4DE (245, 228, 222) Dunn-Edwards Faded Light / California Paints Faded Light
FBD0D8 (251, 208, 216) Delta Hydrangea Pink
F4B8B7 (244, 184, 183) Diamond Paint Teenage Pink
FFF1E8 (255, 241, 232) Diamond Paint Princess Pink
F2D3D0 (242, 211, 208) Dutch Boy Pink Buds

Before we continue with more soft tones of pink, it’s good to know, we created a dedicated article about light pink paint so you can find even more examples of this popular color.

Pale Pink Paint

As the name suggests, we are dealing with calm colors, suitable for living places, where you can hang out with friends, eat meals, study, exercise, or rest, just about everything you might imagine.

#FEDCE7 (254, 220, 231) ProMarker Pale Pink
#EDD1C2 (237, 209, 194) Dulux Australia Pale Pink
#F7D7CC (247, 215, 204) Benjamin Moore Pale Pink Satin
#FCE2D5 (252, 226, 213) Taubmans Pale Petal Pink
#F9E9E6 (249, 233, 230) Vista Paint Pale Perfection

Pale pinks are another popular choice for a variety of interiors and there are many great options on the market.

Dusty Pink Paint

We are still not over with lighter shades of pink paint. The industry interchangeably uses names dusty and dusky pinks which means we have a whole family of lighter pinkish paints with greyish addition which makes the end result on the wall very peaceful with a typical matte finish.

#D5A7A9 (213, 167, 169) Sears Dusty Pink
#DCC3BB (220, 195, 187) Sherwin Williams Dusty Pink
#E6D2C9 (230, 210, 201) Valspar Dusty Pink
#E9D9CA (233, 217, 202) Duron Dusty Pink
#C19B94 (193, 155, 148) Olympic Dusty Rose

Well, see for yourself: dusty (above) or dusky (below)? Compare both and try to find a general rule for each of the groups.

D09C9D (208, 156, 157) Sears Dusty Rose
FDDDC6 (253, 221, 198) ProMarker Dusky Pink
DAAFA3 (218, 175, 163) Frenchic Paint Dusky Blush
E5D5CE (229, 2013, 206) Valspar Paint Dusky Sand
D6C5C4 (214, 197, 196) Valspar Paint Dusky Twilight

Greyish Pink Paints

The family of greyish pinks is always in demand yet there is currently no paint on the market bearing such a name. So we choose from the numerous options and create a group of five typical greyish-pink paints where you can start from.

#F7E7D8 (247, 231, 216) Kansai Paint Cool Pink
#EBECED (235, 236, 237) Kansai Paint Pink Voilet
#FFC6C2 (255, 198, 194) Diamond Paint Teenage Pink
#FDEAE4 (253, 234, 228) Benjamin Moore Soft Pink
#EFE7EA (239, 231, 234) Sico Soft Pink Blush

Coral Pink Paint

Coral is another iffy color. Should we treat it as orange or pink? Maybe even a subfamily of red? Anyways, the paint manufacturers offer several paints with the color pink in their names, and here is an example for you.

#EBCCCF (235, 204, 207) Colortrend / Diamond Vogel Pink Coral / ECOS Paints Pink Coral
#CB665B (203, 102, 91) Earthpaint 2-3-6 Coral Pink
#E7ACA9 (231, 172, 169) Pratt & Lambert Coral Pink
#F9ABBA (249, 171, 186) Benjamin Moore Coral Pink
#F6B695 (246, 182, 149) Martin Senour Paints Coral Pink

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Brown Shades


Brown Color Names – 130 Shades with HEX and RGB Values

The color brown is the least popular color of all. There are many reasons for that and being so ordinary is probably the most obvious. Formally, it’s a tertiary color which means we can make it by mixing all three primary colors: yellow, red, and blue. Or, if we stay in RGB model: red and green.

While it’s very hard to find a person who will declare brown as his or her favorite color, we still can’t do without it. After all, brown, the color of the earth, is the most natural of all colors in the world. Depending on the shade, there are numerous (more than a thousand!) brown colors that can be mixed with different degrees of red, yellow, and blue with the addition of white or black to doctor the tint.

It’s our mission to present this interesting color which is unjustly omitted from the company logos and other graphics meant to attract our intention and sympathies. At the moment there are 130 different colors of brown sorted by logical groups, depending on their names and origins. We already have more than 100 additional shades waiting to be processed by our designers and introduced to the world.

Enjoy the already-shown brown colors and stay tuned for more!

Color Brown with values by different standards

What, exactly, is perceived as color brown?

#964B00 (150, 75, 0) Brown
#993300 (153,51,0) Brown (Web Safe)
#794E3E (121, 77, 62) Brown (RAL)
#AF593E (175, 89, 62) Brown (Crayola)
#3A1F04 (58, 31, 4) Brunette

As you can see, our perception of ‘perfect’ brown differs from one standard to another. So we have many colors with a simple name: brown. Yes, brunette means brown in French. It’s up to you which of the browns above you’ll perceive as yours truly brown.

Dark Brown Colors

When we say brown, our first image is probably one of the darker tones. We’ll see many of them, her is just an example of five dark brown shades with the name directly insinuating they are dark.

#5C4033 (92, 64, 51) Dark Brown
#654321 (101, 67, 33) Dark Brown (color-meanings)
#410200 (65, 2, 0) Deep Brown
#73624A (115, 98, 74) Heavy Brown
#403330 (64, 51, 48) Night Brown

Despite the fact it’s always a strong, authoritative tone, dark brown can be very warm and comforting, which depends on the used red in the mixture. These colors are among the most used hair dyes.

Lighter Colors of Brown

The light brown color is also widespread in nature. It’s the color of several wood types, different fruits of nature, types of wheat, …

#7F5112 (127, 81, 18) Medium Brown
#876E4B (135, 110, 75) Dull Brown
#B7825F (183, 130, 95) Soft Brown
#B5651D (181, 101, 29) Light Brown
#B1907F (177, 144, 127) Pastel Brown

If you compare the codes for darker and lighter shades of brown, you’ll see the values of red and green are significantly higher, while the values for blue are also higher but not to the same extent. Most of the colors above are warm and easy on the eye which makes them a popular choice for coloring the elements of our homes, like walls, or everyday lives, like cloth.

We’ll find many more lighter tones of brown a bit later.

Brown Color Names, Combined with Other Colors

Next set of names is a bit iffy yet we’ll present them anyway.

#A52A2A (51, 24, 0) Red-Brown
#34080E (52, 8, 14) Scarlet Brown
#BC8F8F (188, 143, 143) Rosy Brown
#C27E79 (194,126,121) Pinkish Brown
#9E4638 (158, 70, 56) Coral Brown

We already know the importance of the percentage of each primary color in the mix leading to brown color. Often one of the primaries dominates what can lead to the name. Yet, it’s good to know, there are many standards for naming the colors, so you’ll very likely find two colors with the same name but different HEX codes or with the same color values but totally different names.

#B16002 (177, 96, 2) Orange Brown
#996515 (153, 101, 21) Golden Brown
#696112 (105, 97, 18) Greenish Brown
#7F7053 (127, 112, 83) Gray Brown
#7A6A4F (122, 106, 79) Grayish Brown

Due to its warmth and energy orange-brown color above is one of the most popular brown shades. It’s used especially as a hair color and as a color of smaller elements of living rooms.

#922B05 (146, 43, 5) Brown Red
#8D8468 (141, 132, 104) Brown Gray
#565044 (86, 80, 68) Brown Gray (RAL)
#AB814F (171, 129, 79) Brown Beige
#DFD0C0 (223, 208, 192) Brown Cream

This set of names is still made of combinations with other colors but with the other color as the second in the name. Gray, in all its variations, is the most frequent in this case. We can actually play with different tones of brown just adding a bit of white or black, creating dozens of interesting results suitable for our projects.

#86775F (134, 119, 95) Brownish Gray
#9E3623 (158, 54, 35) Brownish Red
#7B403B (123, 64, 59) Brownish Red (Eggradients)
#76424E (118, 66, 78) Brownish Purple
#B05F03 ((176, 95, 3) Brownish Orange

The family of brown colors named as combinations with other colors ends with a set of brownish colors with their codes. We can look at them as primary or secondary colors with an addition of brown (in practice this means an addition of some other primary or secondary), but they are still all brown colors by definition.

Brown Color Names Related to Plants

Many elements of plants are brown. Wood is probably the first association coming to one’s mind. Here is a set of five shades of wood brown color to start.

#C19A6B (193, 154, 107) Wood Brown
#402F1D (64, 47, 29) Wood Brown (Louisem)
#855E42 (133, 94, 66) Dark Wood
#DEB887 (222, 184, 135) Burlywood
#CEBAA8 (206, 186, 168) Firewood

As we see, something seemingly as simple as a wood color code can already provide a challenge to the designer. There are so many shades available, we definitely need more data, than just the name. And this is just the beginning.

Tan Color Codes

Tan is a very light shade of brown. The name comes from the Latin tannum, which means oak bark. Oak bark was traditionally used for tanning leather. As you’ll see even this specific shade of brown can be derived in more ‘sub-shades’.

#D2B48C (210, 180, 140) Tan
#988558 (152, 133, 88) Dark Tan
#A75502 (167, 85, 2) Windsor Tan
#C4915E (196,145,94) Mid Tan
#ECDEC9 (236, 222, 201) Light Tan

Tan has several synonyms: tawny, fulvous, tenne. As expected, we can find even more shades of tan in this family. Compare them and try to spot a difference between both Pantone Tawny Brown colors. They also share their names with only one letter being different. Looking at their RGB codes, it’s obvious the shares of red and green are very close in both cases with the percentage of blue being only slightly more different.

#CD5700 (205, 87, 0) Tawny
#A9836F (171, 133, 111) Tawny Brown Pantone / PMS 17-1226 TPG
#A9836A (169, 131, 106) Tawny Brown Pantone / PMS 17-1226 TPX
#E48400 (228,132,0) Fulvous
#97572B (151,87,43) Leather Brown

For good measure, we also added the color Leather Brown, which is directly related to tan and tanning.

Let’s continue with more tones of brown, related to wood.

#C04000 (192, 64, 0) Mahogany
#806517 (128, 101, 23) Oak Brown
#4B3A26 (75, 58, 38) Cedar
#351E10 (53, 30, 16) Hickory
#645452 (100, 84, 82) Wenge

Above you can compare different shades of brown, associated with specific types of trees. Wenge is probably the most exotic among them. Yet, if you got seriously involved in buying furniture, this dark brown shade will probably pop up very soon. Originally, it’s the name of a very dark brown, almost black wood of a sort of tree (Millettia laurentii) growing in West Africa. Yet we can also compare this color with Cedar and Hickory which are even daker.

#996633 (153, 102, 51) Bark
#79443B (121, 68, 59) Bole
#AC9464 (172, 148, 100) Teak
#C8B560 (200,181,96) Fall Leaf Brown
#E2C28E (226, 194, 142) Birdseed

Different Shades of Brown Names Related to Fruits

A huge family of chestnuts brings some of the most popular shades of warm dark brown colors, especially in demand for hair dying. While it’s interesting to compare colors of chestnut and maroon (very close in a botanical sense, but not the same), it’s probably intriguing to compare both with other fruits.

If you want to find even more colors named after chestnut and maroon, check the article about red shades.

#954535 (149, 69, 53) Chestnut
#986960 (152, 105, 96) Dark Chestnut
#800000 (128, 0, 0) Maroon
#713930 (113, 57, 48) Raisin Brown
#965A3E (150, 90, 62) Coconut

In contrast, we have also choose two extremes: very small fruit such as a raisin (dry grape) and huge coconut. But this is not all. Many more brown fruits can be found in nature and some of them are presented below together with HTML (HEX) codes and RGB values.

#D7A98C (215, 169, 140) Acorn
#5C5248 (92, 82, 72) Walnut Brown
#EFDECD (239, 222, 205) Almond
#FFEBCD (255, 235, 205) Blanched Almond
#B0724A (176, 114, 74) Burnt Almond

Almond is another great example of how the naming of brown shades very fast becomes complex and in many cases too demanding even for color experts. Even if we find a consensus on the sort of almond in a specific phase of maturity, we will very likely sooner or later make some kind of impact on it. In the case of almonds, we treat them with heat, of course.

#5B3A29 (91, 58, 41) Hazelnut Brown
#D2691E (210, 105, 30) Cocoa Brown
#48260D (72, 38, 13) Pecan
#795C32 (121, 92, 50) Peanut
#AF642B (175, 100, 43) Date Fruit Brown

Family of Brown Food-Related Shades

Nature is loaded with edible products and already-presented fruits (many of them being brown or at least brownish!) are a great start to dive into samples of colors, closely associated with foods.

We have already mentioned cocoa. So why don’t we start with chocolate?

Or shall we say chocolates?

#7B3F00 (123, 63, 0) Chocolate
#9E5B40 (158, 91, 64) Bitter Chocolate
#352620 (53, 38, 32) Dark Chocolate
#A86E53(168, 110, 83) Milk Chocolate
#EDE6D6 (237, 230, 214) White Chocolate Color

After cocoa, we definitely couldn’t skip the family of chocolate brown colors. We could probably find at least a few dozen of more brown shades with chocolate-related names but for this article, it’s probably better to continue with other edibles.

Bread and its’ cousins, tortilla included, is one of them.

#DACBA9 (218, 203, 169) Baked Bread
#D2AD84 (210, 173, 132) Butter Toast
#8D7D77 (141, 125, 119) Cinnamon Toast
#997950 (153, 121, 80) Tortilla
#FFF8DC (255, 248, 220) Corn Silk

While we are at basic foods, we can’t skip the meat and meat-related products. You got it right. Brown color in several different hues, tints, and shades, is influential in this sector too!

#9F724B (159, 114, 75) Roast Brown
#E3DAC9 (227, 218, 201) Bone zelo siva
#534B4F (83, 75, 79) Liver
#E5B73B (229, 183, 59) Meat Brown
#BB8866 (187, 136, 102) Carnal Brown

Caramel Brown, Anybody?

If you are in the mood for something sweet, sugar can be brown as well. We have already mentioned how shades of brown change when we apply some heat and sugar is no exception. Even if we start with perfectly white chrystals we soon got lovely brownish tones as a result of the dehydration of carbon hydrate.

This led us to caramel and related edibles.

#492000 (73, 32, 0) Syrup
#AF6F09 (175, 111, 9) Caramel
#FFD59A (255, 213, 154) Caramel Color
#B87A59 (184, 122, 89) Caramel Apple
#A17249 (161, 114, 73) Brown Sugar

Sweet liquids don’t end here. Apart from caramel, we need to address at least maple syrup and honey, right? And, of course, both pair perfectly with butter leading to more interesting brownish shades.

#C9A38D (201, 163, 141) Maple Sugar
#BB9351 (187, 147, 81) Maple Syrup
#BA9238 (186, 146, 56) Honey Brown
#EFE0CD (239, 224, 205) Buttercream
#F1EBDA (241, 235, 218) Buttery Brown

We have more than a dozen brown food-related colors with codes in our depository, waiting to be sorted in groups, but at the moment, it’s time to end the journey through brownish colors of food.

How about a drink?

Brown Color Names Named After Drinks

There are many brown drinks out there and coffee is probably at the top of the list. Coffee, in its countless versions which are getting even more numerous each and every day. Even if we call it black coffee, we always deal with more or less dark shades of brown.

Here is a set of the first five coffee brown shades.

#6F4E37 (111, 78, 55) Coffee
#704241 (112, 66, 65) Deep Coffee
#4B3621 (75, 54, 33) Cafe Noir
#4A2C2A (74, 44, 42) Brown Coffee
#38250E (56, 37, 14) Espresso Brown

There are as many versions of coffee as there are coffee drinkers. some prefer a quick shot of energy, while others enjoy sipping it. some want it black (meaning without anything in the cup except the coffee), and others add sugar, milk, cream, and even alcoholic drinks.

Some sorts of coffee became so popular they expanded from local curiosities to true ambassadors of their inventors. Here we go with a second set of coffee colors with HEX and RGB codes.

#5C3925 (92, 57, 37) Irish Coffee
#7D6757 (125, 103, 87) Roman Coffee
#483F39 (72, 63, 57) Turkish Coffee
#A88B70 (168, 139, 112) Affogato
#967969 (150, 121, 105) Mocha

Milk and dairy products such as cream or ice cream are an especially popular addition to coffee drinks which already vary by brown shades depending on the sort of coffee beans and type of preparation. We can add just a few drops of milk or we can go to the other extreme, finishing with just a hint of coffee in milk.

#7A706C (122, 112, 108) Americano
#BCADA3 (188, 173, 163) Cappuccino
#C0A386 (192, 163, 134) Cortado
#928168 (146, 129, 104) Macchiato
#3F3230 (63, 50, 48) Ristretto

The last set of coffee brown colors for designers, coffee lovers, and all curious people who want to learn something new has an addition of Frappe Color, which expands a whole new set of possibilities in the area of browns. We also included Chicory which is widely used as a coffee substitute.

#C5A582 (197, 165, 130) Latte
#A67B5B (166, 123, 91) Cafe Au Lait
#B18F6A (177, 143, 106) Iced Coffee
#D1B7A0 (209, 183, 160) Frappe
#A78658 (167, 134, 88) Chicory

To be fair, we have to add at least one set of tea-related colors. They are brown drinks too, aren’t they?

#DAC395 (218, 195, 149) Chamomile
#999B85(153, 155, 133) Tea Color
#B1832F (177, 131, 47) Chai
#A23C26 (162,60,38) Rooibos Tea
#923C01 (146, 60, 1) Iced Tea

We are done with beverages for now and ready to conclude our journey in the land of brown-colored drinks. Champagne, whiskey, and brandy should also be included in the list. Recently especially the family of Champagne colors is in high demand, as we can see, among other examples in this list of light pink paint colors.

#C9A86A (201, 168, 106) Ginger Ale
#D2975D (210, 151, 93) Whiskey
#FAD6A5 (250, 214, 165) Champagne
#DCB68A (220, 182, 138) Brandy
#9A463D (154, 70, 61) Cognac

This is the end of the article for time being. Expect some more browns to be added in the future. The world of animals, minerals, or just everyday objects offers many many more!

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Light Pink Paint


Light pink paints are a classic choice for painting interiors for many years and their popularity is growing. Pink paint, especially pale, muted tones, goes great with almost all other colors and gives us countless possible combinations for creating a unique feel for every imaginable home.

Due to its soothing, feminine effect, pastel pink paints found their way to living rooms and bedrooms, and are one of the first choices for painting the walls of girls’ bedrooms and studies. Did you know that certain hues of pink paint are used in correctional institutions to calm down the aggressiveness of the prisoners?

By definition soft pink paint color is made of some red and a lot of white. The more white, the more soft pink color we’ll achieve. To play a bit with the warmth of the final result, some yellow and blue may be added as well.

Let’s take a look at the light pink paints available on the market with examples and HEX and RGB codes.

Pale Pink Paint Colors for Walls

Pale pinks are by definition pink colors with a lot of white pigment. White is so dominant that pink can be seen only as an undertone.

#FAE3DD (250, 227, 221) Behr Soft Pink
#FDEBE5 (253, 235, 229) Peintures MF Chaleur / Benjamin Moore Soft Pink
#F7EBE7 (247, 235, 231) Asian Paints Pearly Pink / Rodda Paint Soft Shell / Cloverdale Paint Soft Shell
#F9E9E6 (249, 233, 230) Scib Paints Pale Perfection / Vista Paint Pale Perfection / Berger Pale Perfection / Behr Hush Pink
#F6EAE5 (246, 234, 229) Wattyl Fairy White / Asian Paints Divine Pink / Rodda Paint Pale Petals / Cloverdale Paint Pale Petals

Paint makers sometimes use a bit poetic names for their products, yet it’s obvious they all offer almost the same thing – soft, calming paints with a bit of pink which gives some warmth to your room walls.

#F0E3E6 (240, 227, 230) Porter Paints Pastel Pink / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Pastel Pink
#EBDED6 (235, 222, 214) Diamond Vogel Cliffswallow / ECOS Paints Cliffswallow
#F2E2DC (242, 226, 220) Olympic Plaster Pink / Pantone PMS Pastel 9241
#E5DCD5 (229, 220, 213) CIL Pink Suede / Pantone PMS 11-0603 TPG Pastel Parchment
#FCFAF8 (252, 250, 248) Brighto Paints Pink Champagne

You already noticed light and pale are often used interchangeably, even though they differ by definition – light can be much more energetic and at least in theory made without the addition of white. Yet in practice both groups of pinkish paints often overlap and to make our lives even more interesting, paint factories describe their colors with soft and pastels as well.

#F8EAE3 (248, 234, 227) Benjamin Moore Shell Pink
#F3E2E6 (243, 226, 230) Benjamin Moore Ballerina Pink
#F5EAE7 (245, 234, 231) Benjamin Moore Pink Bliss
#F7E7E1 (247, 231, 225) Behr My Sweetheart
#F7E1DC (247, 225, 220) Sherwin-Williams Laurel Pink

Benjamin Moore is one of the most popular paint producers and their family of pink paints is in constant demand. In the set of paints above you can compare three of their products with two different (and also extremely popular) makers of pink wall paints: Behr and Sherwin-Williams. Both of them are represented below as well.

#F2E6E6 (242, 230, 230) Behr Pink Prism
#F6E9E8 (246, 233, 232) Sherwin-Williams Fancy Pink
#EEE9DC (238, 233, 220) Glidden Cream Puff / Coronado Paint Campiello / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Cream Puff
#EFE9DD (239, 233, 221) Nerolac Old Charm / Porter Paints Cream Puff / Behr Villa White
#F6E7E2 (246, 231, 226) Sherwin-Williams Cosmetic Blush

Some soft pink paints have a slightly yellowish feel which makes them even warmer and livelier. They are, of course, very neutral and great to paint with more powerful colors for furniture, decor, and other surfaces.

#F0EBE9 (240, 235, 233) Designers Guild Frost / Behr White Dogwood
#EAE6DE (234, 230, 222) Scib Paints White Now! / 8476 / Porter Paints Dogwood Blossom / Vista Paint White Now! / Berger White Now! / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Dogwood Blossom
#E8E4DB (232, 228, 219) Asian Paints White Delight / CIL Kitten White / Olympic Dogwood Blossom
#F3ECEA (243, 236, 234) Behr Touch of the Pink
#EFE5E4 (239, 229, 228) Olympic Bare Pink / Taubmans Iris Haze

This is the last set of pale pink paint colors, called barely pink paints. Some makers don’t even use the word pink in their names and rather go for plants or even animals. We will continue with a bit more intensive light pink paints for interiors.

Soft Pink Paint

We are still in the huge and popular family of light pink paints but the next few sets will perform significantly warmer thanks to greater values of red pigment in the mixture. For starters, let’s see what Benjamin Moore has to offer:

#FDE8E6 (253, 232, 230) Benjamin Moore Touch Of Pink
#FFCDD8 (255, 205, 216) Benjamin Moore Light Chiffon Pink
#FAE7E9 (250, 231, 233) Benjamin Moore Elephant Pink
#FDE7E4 (253, 231, 228) Benjamin Moore Powder Pink
#FACBD0 (250, 203, 208) Benjamin Moore Pastel Pink

Benjamin Moore offers a huge selection of pinkish paints for walls, differentiating by gentle hues of reddish, yellowish, and bluish undertones. All are very popular due to their ability to pair with other paint colors.

The next set offers a few pink paints with champagne in their names. While we all expect a bit of yellow in those colors, you’ll find a few champagne pink paint colors in the next groups of paints, where other hues are present.

#FFEFF3 (255, 239, 243) California Paints Pink Champagne / Dunn-Edwards Powder Puff
#F1DDE1 (241, 221, 225) Clark+Kensington Pink Champagne
#FEDCE7 (254, 220, 231) ProMarker Pale Pink
#F7CAC1 (247, 202, 193) Glidden Rose Pink / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Rose Pink
#E8DADD (232, 218, 221) ICI Paints Harem Pink / Dulux Waterlily Blush 6

Here we go with another set of light pink paints available by different paint makers. They look petty similar, yet each one of them with a special feeling that you can create in your bedroom, living room, or other places in your home. All are warm, optimistic, and energetic like modern users expect from wall paints.

#FFE9E4 (255, 233, 228) Brighto Paints Rose Pink
#F7DBD9 (247, 219, 217) Behr Princess Pink
#EED2D4 (238, 210, 212) Glidden Princess Pearl Pink
#FDE0DB (253, 224, 219) Rodda Paint My Sweetheart / Cloverdale Paint My Sweetheart
#FDE0DD (253, 224, 221) Scib Paints My Sweetheart / Vista Paint My Sweetheart / Berger My Sweetheart

#F9DCD7 (249, 220, 215) Coronado Paint My Sweetheart
#FFE3E0 (255, 227, 224) Duron Laurel Pink
#FFEDF3 (255, 237, 243) Duron Fancy Pink
#FDE9E3 (253, 233, 227) Benjamin Moore Frosty Pink
#F6DEDE (246, 222, 222) Duron White Dogwood / Devoe Paint Delicious

Ever heard about millennial pink paint? Well, the term was coined in the late 2010s and is used for a whole family of light pink shades. While you’ll find an html code for millennial pink color #F3CFC6 and RGB (243, 207, 198), the producers of paints got several ideas on how should millennial pink actually look on the wall.

Here is a set of millennial pink paints made by Sherwin-Williams.

#F1CAD3 (241, 202, 211) Sherwin-Williams Reverie Pink
#E3B5A8 (227, 181, 168) Sherwin-Williams Mellow Coral
#E8B9AE (232, 185, 174) Sherwin-Williams Rachel Pink
#D6C8C0 (214, 200, 192) Sherwin-Williams Unfussy Beige
#E3B7B1 (227, 183, 177) Sherwin-Williams Gracious Rose

The tones of millennial pink vary from gentle pink to more yellowish, greyish, and blueish hues. The assortment is, obviously, much wider when we take into account, other paint makers. Maybe we’ll present some of them in the future.

Blush Pink Paint

Blush pink paints are bolder colors with more intense red tones. They are cozy, inviting, and invigorating. Modern interior designers use them for smaller places like closets, laundry rooms, powder rooms, and home offices.

#EBBBB1 (235, 187, 177) Valspar Paint Soft Pink
#E4A5A9 (228, 165, 169) Glidden Soft French Pink
#FAB4D8 (250, 180, 216) Apple Barrel Light Pink 20535
#FABFBF (250, 191, 191) Apple Barrel Light Pink 44844E
#FF9999 (255, 153, 153) Humbrol Pink / Light Salmon Pink

Because pink, especially lighter hues, pairs so well with neutrals, like beige, cream, ivory, and similar whiteish colors, we have virtually infinite possibilities to create a space according to our wishes. Sometimes the ceiling is painted with the same light paint color, sometimes only three-quarters of the walls are covered and the top (together with a ceiling) is left white, to make an optical illusion of larger or higher space.

#FADADD (250, 218, 221) Glidden Powder Pink
#EEC4C9 (238, 196, 201) Albany Paint Powder Pink
#F6B6BB (246, 182, 187) Behr Ballerina Pink
#F8A3BC (248, 163, 188) Apple Barrel Princess Pink / Pantone / PMS 189 C
#FFB1CF (255, 177, 207) Valspar Paint Princess Pink

Again, paint factories use sometimes pretty poetical names for their products. Powder pink paint is actually a conservative solution, while Princess Pink or Ballerina Pink clearly alludes to the girlish feel of the result.

Pale Pink Paint Colors With Yellowish Hues

The next group of light pink paints has a distinctive addition of yellowish tones. This makes them live, energetic, and optimistic.

#F7D7CC (247, 215, 204) Benjamin Moore Pale Pink Satin
#FFEAD8 (255, 234, 216) Kansai Paint Pastel Pink
#F8EBD4 (248, 235, 212) Sherwin-Williams Dollop Of Cream / Taubmans Blush Pink / Bristol Blush Pink
#F1DDCF (241, 221, 207) Clark+Kensington Pacific Coral
#F3E5DC (243, 229, 220) Resene Fair Pink / Glidden Champagne Ice / Nippon Paint Penelope Pink / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Champagne Ice

Those pastel pink paint colors are great for living rooms, playrooms, or other places where we spend a lot of time or hang out with visitors. They can be used in very different ways depending on the lighting conditions.

#FDE1D9 (253, 225, 217) Taubmans Elephant Pink / T12 28.A2 / Bristol Elephant Pink / P073-W1
#F7E8E2 (247, 232, 226) Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly / 2173-70 / Hint Of Pink / 884 / Coronado Paint 8060 – Devon Dawn
#E2D0B8 (226, 208, 184) Kansai Paint Rose Pink
#FFF1E8 (255, 241, 232) Diamond Paint Princess Pink
#FEEBDC (254, 235, 220) Sanderson Peony Pink

If we compare, for instance, Elephant Pink and Hint of Pink, we notice that we are dealing with colors similar to champagne pinks, but with less intensive yellow. This muted effect has a calming effect, which can be used for all places where we want to relax. Or maybe meditate?

#F4E3C7 (244, 227, 199) ICI Paints Lace Corsage / Behr Cream Puff
#FBE3AB (251, 227, 171) Taubmans Cream Puff
#FFEEC8 (255, 238, 200) Rodda Paint Cornmeal / Sanderson Cream Puff Lt / Cloverdale Paint Cornmeal
#FFF1D8 (255, 241, 216) California Paints Vintage Lace / Pascol Angel’s Glow / Dunn-Edwards Cream Puff
#EAD9D0 (234, 217, 208) Fuller OBrien Pink Champagne

This group of yellowish pink paints, made by slightly less known paint makers is a bit brighter, with a more playful effect. Several paints use the word cream in their names insinuating soft whitish yellowish tones.

Rose Pink Paint

If yellowish pinks make you feel more energetic, more orange tones give you determination and power. The next few groups of paints still belong to light pinks yet they are the most intense so far. The reason is a higher percentage of red pigment which, with an addition of yellow, create a fresh and flowery or fruity feeling.

#FA906C (250, 144, 108) Valspar Paint Pink Blush
#FFCDC5 (255, 205, 197) ProMarker Pastel Pink
#E7C1B5 (231, 193, 181) Behr Pink Blush
#FEE4D2 (254, 228, 210) Valspar Paint Champagne Pink
#FFD0C4 (255, 208, 196) Taubmans Pink Elephant / Peintures MF Nuance de peche / Bristol Pink Elephant

Orange-pink paints also come on the market in numerous variations, from bolder almost orange to gentler almost greyish-white tones. The producers found inspiration everywhere, from nature and geography to breakfast food and personal cosmetic products.

#FFE1D4 (255, 225, 212) Taubmans White Feather / Resene Sentimental / Bristol Powder Pink
#F8CEC5 (248, 206, 197) Sico Pink Powder-Puff
#EFBE9E (239, 190, 158) Chrysler Shell Pink
#FFCEC4 (255, 206, 196) Taubmans Pink Sea Shell/ Bristol Pink Sea Shell
#F6E4D9 (246, 228, 217) Pantone PMS 11-1306 TCX Cream Pink / Taubmans Bare Pink

The next group of orangey-pink paints is the palest pink in the family. Five different popular brand marks offer relatively similar neutral pink paints with clear orange undertones. All presented colors pair great with numerous darker colors.

#F8DBCF (248, 219, 207) Taubmans Pink Bliss
#F9E9E4 (249, 233, 228) Benjamin Moore Cream Puff
#FCE8E1 (252, 232, 225) Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink
#EFDED8 (239, 222, 216) Sherwin-Williams White Dogwood
#F6E2D7 (246, 226, 215) Duron Alluring White / Behr Island Hopping / Farrow & Ball Pink Ground

More Neutral Pink Paint Examples

We have already explored soft pink paints with only a hint of pink, with an addition of yellow or orange, and stronger tones of pink. It’s time to see if there are even more pastel pink paints on the market.

Yes, of course, there are many other popular products in this area. The next few sets of paints look a bit more brownish, even earthy, which gives us countless opportunities for usage in interiors and exteriors.

#E5C9BC (229, 201, 188) Pratt & Lambert King’s Arms Rose Pink Medium Light
#D2AD9F (210, 173, 159) Pratt & Lambert King’s Arms Rose Pink
#F5D6BF (245, 214, 191) Taubmans Soft Pink / Bristol Soft Pink
#F2D9CC (242, 217, 204) Benjamin Moore Love & Happiness
#EDD1C2 (237, 209, 194) Dulux Australia Pale Pink

All presented pink pants are soft, pale, and light, with a hint of yellow and some green which makes them a bit brownish, sometimes edging on beige or cream which are classic choices for painting the walls for many many years.

#E4C1AE (228, 193, 174) 1829 Pale Salmon Pink
#BA929C (186, 146, 156) Wattyl Posh Pink / New Look Flush Blush
#F2E9E4 (242, 233, 228) Devoe Paint Elizabethan / Earthpaint Pink Champagne / CHROMATIC Rose Arum
#F4D5CE (244, 213, 206) Behr Pink Elephant
#C9947F (201, 148, 127) Matthews Paint Pressed Rose Pink

The group of pinkish paints above is interesting for their diversity. While all give an earthy, muted appearance, they are obviously very contrasting. While Posh Pink from Wattyl looks almost purple, we could easily characterize Elizabethan by Devoe Paint as white.

Speaking of white, check the next group of very light pink paints.

Is There the Palest Pink Paint?

#E7DDDE (231, 221, 222) Glidden Wood Anemone Pink / Dulux Pale Peony
#EBD4CE (235, 212, 206) Brighto Paints Day Dawn / Behr Ole Pink
#DEB2AF (222, 178, 175) Dulux Australia Princess Pink
#FBE1DE (251, 225, 222) Taubmans Pink Peony / Bristol Pink Peony
$DFCFD1 (223, 207, 209) Levis Gentle Peony / CIL Nouvelle Pink

While technically all the colors above belong to orangeish pinks, we are definitely still dealing with pale pinks with orange subtones. These paints are very neutral and can be used almost universally.

More Blush Pink Paints Examples

We have already presented several blush pink paint colors. They all have a bit of blue which makes pink purplish. This leads to a more dramatic, yet sweet effect. Blush paints are a popular choice for walls in different interiors, from living rooms to bedrooms. We selected lighter shades varying from creamy and greyish to magenta and mauve shades.

#E8D1D7 (232, 209, 215) Earthpaint Candle Light Pink
#F3E3EB (243, 227, 235) Brighto Paints Candle Light Pink
#F4CEE3 (244, 206, 227) Asian Paints Blush Pink
#EDE1E5 (237, 225, 229) Porter Paints Pink Champagne / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Pink Champagne
#E1CCD1 (225, 204, 209) Duron Studio Mauve / ICI Paints Pink Champagne

While Behr, Benjamin Moore, Farrow and Ball, Sherwin-Williams, and Valspar dominate the market, we made an effort to present some other paint makers as well. All these paint colors pair well with blue and green paints, but they can look especially great with glass and metal.

#EDC5D3 (237, 197, 211) Earthpaint Pink Elephant
#F8D6E6 (248, 214, 230) Brighto Paints Pink Elephant
#D3BFC1 (211, 191, 193) Levis Diadeem / Dulux Powder Pink
#EADEE3 (234, 222, 227) Glidden Floral Twist Pink / Pantone PMS 11-2509 TPG Calcite / Earthpaint Perfume Powder
#ECC4E0 (236, 196, 224) Plascon Sea Shell Pink

We are ending this article about light pink paint colors for the moment. Just for the moment. Because there are dozens of interesting, inspiring, and inviting paints already on the market with always something new to explore. So expect more in the future, because pale pinks are here to stay!


The Colors of Roses and Their Meanings


Roses are by far the most popular flowers in the world. Their gentle petals and sharp thorns make an instant dramatic impact. Roses’ colors tell many interesting stories which evolve through time and cultures. We can’t imagine Valentine’s day without them.

But there’s a catch. What does the color of a specific rose actually tell? Is there a difference if you send a single rose or a bouquet? Are red roses saying the same, no matter the shade? We intend to provide you at least a basic insight into the fascinating world of roses’ colors and their sometimes obvious but in many cases very subtle meanings connected with often very complicated symbolism.

At the end of this article, you should be able to understand the message of the rose you are sending or receiving. You should also know how to paint a rose (learn how to draw a rose here) and effectively use it as an authentic gift or a decorative element in a design.

For starters, we’ll provide facts about ten different colors of roses and their meanings. We have already prepared material for at least half a dozen more rose colors in near future, so don’t think about this article as a complete story yet. It will expand soon. And it will probably continue to expand for many more years …

Meanings of Red Roses

Red roses tell a story about desire, longing, love, and passion. What a bouquet of red roses says instead of the sender? ‘I love you!’ Deeper the color, the more ready you are for a committed relationship.

#C21E56 (194, 30, 86) Rose Red (Htmlcolorcodes)
#FF033E (255, 3, 62) Rose Red (Canva) aka American Rose
#CD7687 (205, 118, 135) Rose Red Color (Color-Name)
#C21E56 (194, 30, 86) Rose Red Color (Eggradients)
#BE013C (190, 1, 60) Rose Red (Wikimix)

#FF5454 (255, 84, 84) Rose (Hexcolor)
#C08081 (192, 128, 129) Old Rose aka Ashes of Rose
#C4808A (196, 128, 138) Old Rose Red (Color Combos)
#AB4E52 (171, 78, 82) Rose Vale
#BE013C (190, 1, 60) Rose Red (XKCD)

#B94D58 (185, 77, 88) ICI Paints Red Red Rose
#C1565C (193, 86, 92) Devoe Paint Red Red Rose
#C75361 (199, 83, 97) Glidden Red Red Rose
#E71837 (231, 24, 55) Nanjing Automotive Group Rose Red Solid / Plymouth Antique Rose
#A93B46 (169, 59, 70) Glidden Red Rose Bouquet

#BB5A58 (187, 90, 88) Valspar Paint Deep Rose
#CD6D70 (205, 109, 112) Australian Standard Deep Rose
#A0372F (160, 55, 47) Benjamin Moore Deep Rose
#C28285 (194, 130, 133) Glidden Deep Dusty Rose
#BE594B (190, 89, 75) Diamond Vogel Sweet Baby Rose / ECOS Paints Sweet Baby Rose

#C4375C (196, 55, 92) Pantone Rose Red
#DD727D (221, 114, 125) Pantone Tea Rose
#CB555D (203, 85, 93) Rose Red
#905D5D (144, 93, 93) Rose Taupe
#B17376 (177, 115, 118) Benjamin Moore Burgundy Rose

Meanings of Pink Roses

What is the meaning of pink roses? While the red color of the roses reveals more intense feelings, the sender of the pink roses tries to disclose something gentler, and more sensible. Pink is for admiration, appreciation, elegance, and sweetness.

Of course, there are numerous shades, hues, and tints of pink roses as well.

FF66CC (255, 102, 204) Rose Pink
F9429E (249, 66, 158) Rose Bonbon
F653A6 (246, 83, 166) Brilliant Rose
F64A8A (246, 74, 138) French Rose
FF33CC (255, 51, 204) Razzle Dazzle Rose

#FE28A2 (254, 40, 162) Persian Rose
#C74375 (199, 67, 117) Fuchsia Rose
#D71868 (215, 24, 104) Dogwood Rose
#B3446C (179, 68, 108) Raspberry Rose
#A8516E (168, 81, 110) China Rose

#FF007F (255, 0, 128) Rose Color (HiSoUR)
#A26666 (162, 102, 102) Withered Rose Color
#FF0080 (255, 0, 128) Rose
#FF00CC (255, 0, 204) Rose (Safe Hex3)
#FFE4E1 (255, 228, 225) Misty Rose

#F7CAC1 (247, 202, 193) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Rose Pink / Glidden Rose Pink
#F0D6D7 (240, 214, 215) Porter Paints Rosey Cheeks
#EFD4D5 (239, 212, 213) Valspar Paint Rose Vanilla
#F4D2CF (244, 210, 207) Olympic Rose Radiance
#F7DFD7 (247, 223, 215) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Cameo Rose / Glidden Cameo Rose

White Rose – It’s Color Meaning

What’s the meaning of white roses? They suggest chastity, innocence, loyalty, and purity. White is the color of a new beginning but also farewells, so it’s perfect for weddings. A bouquet of white roses sends a message of recognition. ‘Yes, I am thinking about you!’

#FFEDE7 (255, 237, 231) Rose White (Html Css Color)
#FBEEE8 (251, 238, 232) Rose White (Crispedge)
#EBE0E4 (235, 224, 228) Rose White Color (Color-Name)
#F6FCFA (246, 252, 250) White Rose Color
#FEEEE6 (254, 238, 230) Rose White (Awsmcolor 293)

Purple Rose Color Meaning

Purple roses symbolize magic and are perfect for love at first sight. When you send a purple rose, you clearly admit your admiration of a receiver. After all, purple was reserved for royalty for centuries and is in many areas still used only on special occasions.

#5E2D79 Purple Rose
#B09FCA (176, 159, 202) Pantone Purple Rose
#C0428A (192, 66, 138) Pantone Rose Violet
#CB9AAD (203, 154, 173) Dutch Boy Purple Rose / Sherwin-Williams Rosebay
#CABCD2 (202, 183, 210) Glidden Quaint Purple Rose

#D8B9D8 (216, 185, 216) Crown Diamond Violet Rose
#BE8A97 (190, 138, 151) FolkArt Vintage Tea Rose
#DBA5C5 (219, 165, 197) Devoe Paint Tea Rose Garden
#A4707A (164, 112, 122) Dulux Australia Tea Rose
#D0ACCF (208, 172, 207) Behr Rose Purple

Lavender Rose Color Meaning

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The Meaning of Yellow Rose

Yellow roses are all about happiness and joy. When you send yellow roses to somebody you are celebrating life at its best moments. A yellow rose is probably the least romantic of all and the most suitable for sending to a platonic friend. It simply says: ‘Thanks for making me happy!’

#FFF000 (255, 240, 0) Yellow Rose
#EFBF4D (239, 191, 77) Adonis Rose Yellow
#FAEDC8 (250, 237, 200) Muralo Yellow Rose
#FFDB75 (255, 219, 117) CIL Yellow Rose / Devoe Paint Yellow Rose / Olympic Beach Ball
#FFD76E (255, 215, 110) ICI Paints Yellow Rose / Coronado Paint Country Sun

Did you know yellow roses symbolized jealousy in the 19th century? Getting a bouquet of yellow roses was a public accusation of betrayal or infidelity! It’s not clear how the meaning changed through time, yet it’s probably related to a simple fact – the message in most cases tells more about the sendee than the sender. Somebody who opted for a yellow rose showed himself or herself as a greedy and jealous person.

The role of the messager of such a negative image is nowadays somehow portrayed by a yellow hyacinth.

#FFDA71 (255, 218, 113) Devoe Paint Yellow Rose
#FFD65C (255, 214, 92) Taubmans Yellow Rose
#FFE27C (255, 226, 124) Glidden Yellow Rose
#F4E3A1 (244, 227, 161) Martha Stewart Living Yellow Rose
#F1DCA5 (241, 220, 165) Martha Stewart Living Tea Rose

Orange Rose Meaning

Orange roses communicate energy, fascination, and pride. Orange is a color of enthusiasm, perfect to express admiration to somebody. An orange rose can motivate you too, especially if you want to congratulate somebody on a certain achievement.

A bouquet of orange roses tells: ‘Great work. Keep it up!’

#DB7146 (219, 113, 70) Matthews Paint Orange Rose
#F9EDE0 (249, 237, 224) Behr Apricot Rose
#EF8957 (239, 137, 87) Valspar Paint Tomato Rose
#EB8B6E (235, 139, 110) Valspar Paint Amber Rose
#E98575 (233, 133, 117) Dulux Gypsy Rose

Meaning of Peach Rose

Peach is a shade of orange color. It’s actually a whole family of colors among a larger group. Peach orange colors are so influential they differ from the ‘normal’ orange (although we all know how many details can we find in there).

So, what’s the meaning of peach roses? They send a message of gratitude and sincerity. They are not so often used in romantic connotations as to a friend or a relative, especially to younger ones.

If you simply want to say: ‘Thank you!’, peach roses are the way to go.

#FFE6D8 (255, 230, 216) Light Peach Rose
#FDE2C5 (253, 226, 197) Peach Rose
#F6E3D5 (246, 227, 213) Peach Rose (Photokit)
#FFE3C6 (255, 227, 198) Vista Paint Peach Rose / Behr Fall Straw / Scib Paints Peach Rose / Berger Peach Rose
#FFDDBE (255, 221, 190) Rodda Paint Peach Rose/ Cloverdale Paint Peach Rose

Green Color Rose Meaning

Green is the color of fertility, harmony, health, and stability. Green roses are rare, yet more and more popular, so we’ll probably see more of them soon. On a symbolic level, they are great to send somebody with best wishes for good health.

A green rose sends a message of hope and recovery.

#DBF9DB (219, 249, 219) Light Rose Green
#292D74 (41, 45, 116) Blue Rose
#7D7CC0 (125, 124, 192) Rose Blue
#5C798A (92, 121, 138) Transmitter Shop Rose Blue
#B2B3CA (178, 179, 202) Dulux Blue Rose

As you can see, we managed to find only one green color officially connected to roses, and four for blue roses.

The obvious question is: what do blue roses mean? The meaning of blue roses is extrapolated from their extraordinariness. They represent lust, mystery, and unrequited love. When you know your love will never be fulfilled, a blue flower will say: ‘I love you even if it’s not meant to be.’

Black Rose Meaning

Black is the color of death but also represents authority, certainty, and confidence. Traditionally black roses were sent to enemies (especially very personal, even intimate ones) as a death wish, but nowadays this changed.

A black rose can send very positive messages, like: ‘I am over it. I am ready to move on. Although there is no more us, I believe in myself.’

#1C0506 (28, 5, 6) Black Rose Color (Color-Name)
#532934 (83, 41, 52) Black Rose (Crispedge)
#74053C (116, 5, 60) Black Rose (Hexcolor)
#532934 (83, 41, 52) Resene Black Rose
#88474E (136, 71, 78) Sico Black Rose

Did you spot the differences between black shades named after black roses? Black roses are rare like green and blue ones, so they are also connected to the mystery. So when you wanna say: ‘I am out of your life, and you’ll never know what you missed.’, a black rose can tell this instead of you.

To be continued.


Valentine’s Colors – dozens of shades with examples with HEX and RGB codes


What Are the Best Colors for St. Valentine’s Day?

Wanna pick a perfect set of Valentine’s colors? Are there only red, white, and pink, or could we expand the palette? What to wear and how to choose appropriate Valentine’s colors for nails?

We’ll present the official Valentine’s colors with their more and less known meanings to allow you to make the best of St. Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Red

Red is the obvious choice for Valentine’s. It’s the color of passion and love, life and blood. A bouquet of red roses is a classic gift for the lady of a gentleman’s heart. But we can do much more with the color red, especially if we are willing to dive a bit deeper and play with its numerous shades and countless combinations with other colors.

If you wander about Valentine’s color code, we got you covered. Let’s start with St. Valentine’s red colors:

#E55451 (229, 84, 81) Valentine Red (Computerhope)
#D41F3A (212, 31, 58) Valentine Red Color (Color Name)
#E72650 (231, 38, 80) Valentine Color (Color Name)
#B233B (155, 35, 59) Valentine Red Color (Crispedge)
#BC3440 (188, 52, 64) Valentine Red (Colourlovers)

The set of Valentine’s reds above comes from various unofficial web sources. Different international standards used to compile this list of red colors don’t have Valentine Red on the list. Yet.

But we all know things can change, right?

The paint makers already offer several red paints named after St. Valentine.

#AE3162 (174, 49, 98) Vista Paint Valentine’s Kiss / Berger Valentine’s Kiss / Scib Paints Valentine’s Kiss
#B44F51 (180, 79, 81) Sico Valentine Card / Crown Diamond Valentine Card
#A5414D (165, 65, 77) Benjamin Moore My Valentine
#DC6B6E (220, 107, 110) CIL Funny Valentine
#DF6B6B (223, 107, 107) Devoe Paint Funny Valentine / Color Your World Funny Valentine

It’s always interesting to note how the perception of color, even if it’s associated with a specific action, event, feeling, or, in this case, holiday, varies. Different companies see Valentine’s Red paint as presented above and below.

#D86367 (216, 99, 103) ICI Paints Funny Valentine
#A53A4E (165, 58, 78) Sherwin-Williams Valentine
#984053 (152, 64, 83) MyPerfectColor Valentine Red
#DE6167 (222, 97, 103) Dulux Funny Valentine
#AA323A (170, 50, 58) Sico Valentine

We are not finished with the list of Red Valentine’s paints. If you are looking for the next color of your walls, don’t forget it’s a vibrant color, loaded with energy, and definitely not suitable for places where you need peace and focus.

Even if you are aiming for intensity and passion, you should probably think about such paint only in balance with very carefully chosen other colors (edges, furniture, ceiling, …).

#AA3132 (170, 49, 50) Crown Diamond Valentine
#A23B4E (162, 59, 78) Sherwin-Williams My Valentine
#BB3E3B (187, 62, 59) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Valentine
#972438 (151, 36, 56) Kelly-Moore Valentine Red
#DD636A (221, 99, 106) Canadian Tire Funny Valentine

Red is the first choice for St. Valentine’s Day. It works best in combination with white and we managed to find a few white (or whiteish) colors too.

White Paints for St. Valentine’s Day

White is the color of youth and innocence. It’s the color of new beginnings. If you just started a romance with somebody, white should be very appropriate for Valentine’s.

#FBF3ED (251, 243, 237) Behr Happy Valentine
#DCCBCB (220, 203, 203) Do it Best Valentine Lace
#D7CAC9 (215, 202, 201) ColorLife Valentine / Colorwheel Valentine / Kwal Paints CL Valentine
#F3D9D6 (243, 217, 214) Glidden Scented Valentine / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Scented Valentine
#F2DDE7 (242, 221, 231) Clark+Kensington My Valentine

White works great for backgrounds and even white paints in our list don’t look completely white, their pinkish, creamy, or beige hues perfectly complement most of the reds presented before. This is useful for any kind of design you are planning.

Valentine’s Pink

As a mixture of red and white pink tries to catch the best of both worlds. It’s lively as red and soft as white. This is a color of admiration and elegance. Pink is undoubtedly the most feminine color of all.

#F6ADC6 (246, 173, 198) Valentine Pink (Colorsexplained)
#BA779F (186, 119, 159) Behr Valentine Heart
#893C60 (137, 60, 96) Earthpaint Sweet Valentine
#E7D2D5 (231, 201, 213) Olympic My Valentine
#E3A4C5 (227, 164, 197) ICI Valentine Pink

While by definition pink is made of red and white, we can play with the proportions to get dozens of different shades. When we add a certain percentage of yellow and blue, things become more complicated.

#F7C5D8 (247, 197, 216) Bristol Valentine’s Day
#E2A3C4 (226, 163, 196) Ameritone Devoe Valentine Pink / Canadian Tire Valentine Pink
#F4CBE5 (244, 203, 229) Benjamin Moore Valentine’s Day
#E3A6C5 (227, 166, 197) CIL Valentine Pink
#E6A6BE (230, 166, 190) Devoe Paint Valentine Pink

Some pink paints look more purplish, some are inclined to orange, and some are so pale, they edge on bright grey. In any case, the paint producers offer so many pink colors named after Valentine, everybody can find something for himself.

#EFC1CB (239, 193, 203) Dutch Boy Valentine Pink
#EAA5C7 (234, 165, 199) Glidden Valentine Pink
#F0B1B3 (240, 177, 179) Porter Paints Pink Valentine
#F4D9D7 (244, 217, 215) Porter Paints Scented Valentine
#F2D3E0 (242, 211, 224) Behr Scented Valentine / Dulux Australia Lily Legs Half

Valentine’s Purple Colors

Purple is the color of intuition and mystery. It’s the color of magic. And what, if not love, is the ultimate magic? Again, it’s hard to find an ‘official’ name of a purple color directly related to Valentine’s Day, but paint manufacturers still offer a few pretty useful shades.

#4D206D (77, 32, 109) Valentine Purple Color (Color Name)
#C194A8 (193, 148, 168) Major Valentine
#DC6177 (220, 97, 119) Color Guild Valentine / Finnaren and Haley Paint Valentine
#9D3A53 (157, 58, 83) True Value Valentine lahko tudi pod rdeco
#B15E8A (177, 94, 138) Sears My Valentine

Some of the presented purple paints look quite red while others sympathize with blue. It’s up to you to pick the right tint for your project. Just bear in mind that purple always tends to dominate, so it’s probably best to start with small amounts and build up from there.

#E3C4D2 (227, 196, 210) Kilz Funny Valentine
#B46FA0 (180, 111, 160) Ace Valentine Heart
#D7CAC9 (215, 202, 201) General Paint Valentine
#D9C1C8 (217, 193, 200) Kilz Valentine’s Kiss
#EC9DC3 (236, 157, 195) Dunn-Edwards Be My Valentine / California Paints Be My Valentine

As we can check in our long list of purple shades, this mixture of red and blue hues soon becomes tricky. Sometimes it’s closer to pink, sometimes to violet.

Violet Valentine Colors

Yes, we decided to make separate groups for purples and violets related to St. Valentine. We could also throw them all in one, but in this case, a whole family of colors would be missing. Well, we could actually add a subfamily of lilacs, right?

#A772C1 (167, 114, 193) Valentine Violet Color
#AAADC1 (170, 173, 193) Dulux Valentine
#DFBED4 (223, 190, 212) Rona Valentine
#AA71A3 (170, 113, 163) Kelly Moore Victorian Valentine
#EEB2C6 (238, 178, 198) Dutch Boy Be My Valentine

If we summarize our exploration of Valentine’s colors so far, we are still playing with red and white in different proportions with a pinch of blue or yellow. So far blue was represented in the majority of cases, often dominating the mixture.

On the other hand, we can also have a lot of yellow and almost none of the blue, which gives us a few interesting orange tones of Valentine’s paints.

Orange Valentine Colors and Paints

Orange is a mixture of red and yellow. It’s joyful and energetic. Orange is a color of adventure, suitable for new love or love with reignited flame. Playful and emotional. Optimistic and determined.

#FADFCD (250, 223, 205) Taubmans Sweet Valentine / Bristol Sweet Valentine
#F8D6C6 (248, 214, 198) Taubmans Scented Valentine
#EFD8D4 (239, 216, 212) Olympic Scented Valentine
#F8DDD8 (248, 221, 216) Benjamin Moore Valentine Memories
#EFCFCD (239, 207, 205) Duron St Valentine / Frazee St Valentine

With this set of somehow orange valentine’s colors, we conclude the article and invite you to explore our other lists among which some grew to pretty huge proportions.

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Easter Colors with Examples – HEX and RGB Codes Included


What are the Easter colors?

Are you trying to figure out what shades of purple or violet are most popular among Easter colors? Maybe looking for inspiration to dye eggs, decorate a room, or wandering what to wear on Good Friday? Asking yourself what symbols are behind Easter red, yellow, or blue? Well, you’ll find many answers just by scrolling down, but we have to warn you …

With every answer, you’ll probably want to know even more. So, let’s dive into the longest list of Easter colors on the Web!

Best Easter Colors

Here are the top five: red, purple, blue, green, and yellow. If we are allowed to oversimplify, red represents blood (life), purple is for centuries reserved for royalty (think about the King of the Kings), blue is for the sky (and purity), green means rebirth (Easter announces spring) and yellow (which can be understood as gold) of course for Sun.

#C92519 (201, 37, 25) Easter Red
#C071FE (192, 113, 254) Easter Purple
#3ED1EE (62, 209, 238) Easter Blue
#A1D269 (161, 210, 105) Easter Green
#F2DA54 (242, 218, 84) Easter Yellow

But this is just the beginning. It’s very interesting to note that dozens of paint producers decided to include the word Easter in the names of their paints. Sometimes it’s combined with one of the colors, sometimes with the name of a flower, sometimes with Easter-related activity, … And, obviously, we can’t do without Easter eggs or bunnies.

Just six of the popular colors for Easter eggs

Easter Purple Colors

The first set of Easter colors of commercially available paints presents five visions of manufacturers. As you can see their presentation of the color purple varies quite a bit.

#CCACCA (204, 172, 202) Benjamin Moore Purple Easter Egg
#9B93B4 (155, 147, 180) Sico Easter Lily Purple / Crown Diamond Easter Lily Purple
#625A79 (98, 90, 121) Sico Easter Choir / Crown Diamond Easter Choir
#C2A4C2 (194, 164, 194) Dutch Boy Easter Egg Purple / Sherwin-Williams Novel Lilac
#9199CC (145, 153, 204) Pantone TPG Easter Egg Color

On the other hand, the same color of purple paint is produced by different factories. There are several reasons for that but it is beyond the point of this article. Let’s see the next set of five paints!

#9F748C (159, 116, 140) Fuller OBrien Easter Purple
#785876 (120, 88, 118) Valspar Easter Bonnet
#E4CDD5 (228, 205, 213) Ace Easter Parade
#ACA7D0 (172, 167, 208) Color Your World Easter Treat
#C6C7DC (198, 199, 220) Rona Easter Day

We could give them other names (like violet, pale purple, lilac, etc.), too, right? Don’t worry, we have those on the list as well!

Easter is the most important Christian holiday (yes, even more than Christmas – and by the way, check this article about Christmas colors). Many religious rituals are part of the celebration and special garments are mandatory. Purple hoods with their symbolic meanings are clearly seen in the next photo.

One of processions in Easter

Just like at the Easter hoods above, there is not just a single shade of purple used for paints. In fact we already presented hundreds of purple shades. It’s time to take a look at the third set of purples with Easter in the name.

#C9C9D3 (201, 201, 211) Ace Easter Bonnet
#D2C7C7 (210, 199, 199) MAB Easter Egg
#D0A7BD (208, 167, 189) Taubmans Purple Easter Egg / Bristol – Purple Easter Egg P088-W3
#7E7596 (126, 117, 150) Sico Easter / Crown Diamond Easter
#D9BFDB (217, 191, 219) CIL Easter Egg

Well, purple color is undoubtedly an important part of the Easter holidays. In the commercial names of the paints on the market, it’s often connected to eggs. Purple is a popular color for egg dyeing, as seen in the next photo.

Egg hunt is a popular activity during Easter holidays

Here we go again. Easter eggs and early bloomers. At least two dominant shades of purples. Or, can we say, we are dealing with two different colors? Apart from purple, violet also bears strong associations with Easter. Try to spot a difference.

Different Shades of Easter Violet Colors

#DDD8DE (221, 216, 222) Berger Easter Party / Scib Paints Easter Party / Vista Paint Easter Party
#B8B1C9 (184, 177, 201) Sico Violet Easter Egg / Crown Diamond Violet Easter Egg
#DAD6DD (218, 214, 221) Kelly-Moore Easter Party
#9AA9C8 (154, 169, 200) Porter Paints Easter Egg
#DDDBDE (221, 219, 222) Cloverdale Paint Easter Party / Rodda Paint Easter Party

After the first set of violet paints with the word Easter in their names, we can probably say there is a larger percentage of red in purples and a larger percentage of blue in violets. But let’s stop this debate before it even begins.

While physics clearly states that violet is a color with a specific wavelength and purple is a mixture of red and blue (with some green), the human eye is simply not equipped to differentiate between purple and violet. The same set of receptors is used for both.

#97ABC2 (151, 171, 194) Taubmans Easter Egg
#DACFFA (218, 207, 250) Valspar Paint Easter Basket
#E6E0E8 (230, 224, 232) Premier Paints Easter Bonnet / Dutch Standard Easter Bonnet
#CDD4E3 (205, 212, 227) Vista Paint Easter Bonnet
#CEC6DF (206, 198, 223) Para Paints Easter Bonnet

The set of violet paints above could be also filed under purples. One of them could also b presented as pale blue. So, as you see, the name doesn’t guarantee a lot. In the next set, we can at least find an example of paint (made by Color Your World) with violet in the name.

#DDC6E2 (221, 198, 226) Sico Easter Egg
#CABAD7 (202, 186, 215) Color Your World Easter Violet
#E9E5EA (233, 229, 234) Rodda Paint Easter Bunny / Columbia Paint Easter Bunny / Hirshfields Paints Easter Bunny
#D9BDD8 (217, 189, 216) ICI Easter Egg
#D8C0DA (216, 192, 218) Glidden Easter Egg

While eggs still dominate among the names of the presented violet paints (check their RGB values), we managed to find another violet among the next five paints.

#E6D1E4 (230, 209, 228) Crown Diamond Easter Egg
#E0CEDC (224, 206, 220) Canada Hardware Easter Bonnet / Home Hardware Easter Bonnet
#A18CB3 (161, 140, 179) Valspar Easter Parade
#DCD6E5 (220, 214, 229) Color Guild Easter Frost
#D5C2DC (213, 194, 220) Premier Paints Easter Violet / Dutch Standard Easter Violet

Easter Lilac Colors

Just Another Pale Easter Color?

Lilac is another popular Easter color with dubious status. Is it really color on its own or just a shade of purple or violet? By definition, it’s definitely a pale shade of violet, but due to the popularity of pale purples and violets, it deserves at least one set of paints in our presentation.

#D4D7E9 (212, 215, 233) MAB Easter Bonnet
#DAD7DB (218, 215, 219) MAB Easter Party
#DCD8DE (220, 216, 222) Coronado Paints Easter Party
#DBD6DB (219, 214, 219) McCormick Paints Easter Party
#D1C7C7 (209, 199, 199) Coronado Paints Easter Egg / McCormick Paints Easter Egg

Pale shades of violet (or purple) color are not a coincidence during Easter holidays. On a symbolic level it’s associated with compassion and serenity which definitely goes hand in hand with this Christian holiday. Lilacs are also among the earliest bloomers of flowers which goes well with pagan celebrations of the new life in nature coming with spring.

New, fresh life is very well associated with paleness. And what color could be paler by definition than pink?

Easter Pink

Pink is a color of new beginnings and the next paints offer five different visions as seen by paint makers.

#E6A2C1 (230, 162, 193) Bristol Easter Pink
#E8A9D0 (232, 169, 208) Benjamin Moore Easter Pink
#F5E3EF (245, 227, 239) Benjamin Moore Easter Bonnet
#ECE5EC (236, 229, 236) Colortrend Easter Bunny / ECOS Paints Easter Bunny / Diamond Vogel Easter Bunny
#EDEBEA (237, 235, 234) Focoltone Easter Bunny / Sico Easter Bunny / Crown Diamond Easter Bunny

Yes, pink is a color of love and joy. Pink is dawn at its earliest in the morning. It’s also the color of the fourth Sunday of Lent and 21 days before Easter. There are only two occasions when priests are wearing pink and this is one of them (the other, of course, is in Advent).

Easter rose as an object and one of Easter colors

Actually, they will probably tell you that this color is not pink. It’s called rose.

#DDBFD4 (221, 191, 212) Devoe Paint Easter Egg
#E8B9CB (232, 185, 203) Porter Paints Easter Bonnet / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Easter Bonnet
#F7CAD5 (247, 202, 213) Taubmans Easter Treats
#D5C6CA (213, 198, 202) Valspar Paint Easter Rose
#F0D9E1 (240, 217, 225) Valspar Paint Easter Morning

Did you spot the difference between pink and rose? Colors can be tricky, aren’t they?

#E9D3D6 (233, 211, 214) Coronado Paints Easterville / Cloverdale Paint Easterville / Rodda Paint Easterville / MAB Easterville
#ECE5E8 (236, 229, 232) Dal Worth Paints Easter Bonnet
#D2CAC9 (210, 202, 201) Cloverdale Paint Easter Egg / Rodda Paint Easter Egg / Clark+Kensington Abstract Gray
#F1CEC5 (241, 206, 197) Colorwheel Easter Pink
#D3C8C9 (211, 200, 201) Berger Easter Egg / Scib Paints Easter Egg / Vista Paint Easter Egg

Easter Yellow with HEX and RGB Values

Yellow (roughly the same is true for gold) is another spring color. This is the color of the Sun and Sun can be seen as a representation of the rebirth of Jesus in Christianity or the ultimate deity in numerous pagan religions. Easter can’t be represented without yellow.

No wonder there are so many yellow shades of commercial paints directly connected to Easter.

#FBC925 (251, 201, 37) Dulux Easter Morn 1
#FCCD46 (252, 205, 70) Dulux Easter Morn 2
#FFDD78 (255, 221, 120) Dulux Easter Morn 3
#FFDF96 (255, 223, 150) Dulux Easter Morn 4
#F6E2A9 (246, 226, 169) Dulux Easter Morn 5

Dulux created a whole series of paints with the name Easter Morn. Above you can find five of them and below there’s the sixth which can be compared to other yellow paints named after Easter by other producers.

#F6E6BB (246, 230, 187) Dulux Easter Morn 6 / ICI Paints Acacia
#F7F4E2 (247, 244, 226) Benjamin Moore Easter Lily
#F8EACB (248, 234, 203) Devoe Paint Easter Lily
#F5EAD3 (245, 234, 211) Glidden Easter Lily / Dulux Easter Lily
#FADF8D (250, 223, 141) Taubmans Easter Bonnet

While the Easter Lily dominates in this group of Easter yellow colors, we can find other flowers as well. Actually, there is also simply Easter Yellow paint and – what else – Easter Egg paint!

#F3ECD7 (243, 236, 215) Dutch Boy Easter Egg
#FDEB9D (253, 235, 157) Coronado Paints Easter Yellow / Kelly Moore Easter Yellow
#FFC50E (255, 197, 14) Clairtone Easter Iris
#FAF0DD (250, 240, 221) Sico Easter Lily
#FFDA8C (255, 218, 140) Montana Easter Yellow

There we have many more tints of yellow with codes, too.

If Yellow represents the Sun as the major element of spring, green represents new life with everything turning green at this time of the year.

Yellow Easter chicks on Easter green grass

Easter Green (Examples with HEX and RGB)

For your convenience, we compiled a set of green paints named after Easter. Pale Easter Green is a clear winner.

#DDF0CB (221, 240, 203) Benjamin Moore Easter Hunt
#C7CF68 (199, 207, 104) RAL Easter Green
#A0CF79 (160, 207, 121) Huls Easter Green / Ace Easter Green
#EBE094 (235, 224, 148) True Value Easter Grass
#C9E4C8 (201, 228, 200) Valspar Easter Green

As you are already used, we also offer a full article about green shades.

Believe it or not, blue is also one of the Easter colors. If we think a bit, this should not be too surprising fact. After all, it’s the color of the sky and authority, both associated with new life (and the afterlife).

Or, if we stay on strictly practical grounds, we can’t seriously think about purple, violet, or green without a hefty dose of blue.

Easter Blue

Here is a set of popular Easter blue paints by different makers. All with accompanying HEX (HTML) codes and RGB values, if you want to recreate the feel in any of your projects.

#70BFE1 (112, 191, 225) MyPerfectColor Easter Egg Blue
#5385B0 (83, 133, 176) Rona Easter Blue
#9BD0D3 (155, 208, 211) Color Guild Easter Light
#DBE4E8 (219, 228, 232) Kelly Moore Easter Egg
#99AAC8 (153, 170, 200) Glidden Easter Egg / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Easter Egg

Not enough? Check hundreds of blue shades.

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Easter bunnies and Easter eggs as major symbols of fertility

Also, bookmark this page for your later reference, because we have at least two dozens Easter colors to add soon!


Christmas Colors – Most Popular Colors for Christmas with HEX and RGB Codes


Red and Green are not the only Christmas colors. Yes, we can’t do without them, yet there are several important colors without which we can’t compose a decent Christmas palette. We need them to equilibrate the strong red and green hues, add an emotional accent, or simply for contrast.

Of course, even red and green can be presented in numerous different shades. To help you find the best Christmas colors, we made a selection of main Christmas colors, produced by top paint brands (they included the word Christmas in the name of the paint or color) in the world and add several variations of less known colors, named by influential designers.

All chosen colors will be presented in squares in sets of five, so you can compare them. Each one of them will have corresponding HEX and RGB codes written in their names, so you can recreate your favorites in your projects as you need them. We’ll try to add a few interesting and useful additional info about the colors of Christmas on this page, include links to even more resources, and maybe add a few more colors later in 65 shades presented at the moment won’t be enough.

Christmas Red Colors

Red is undoubtedly the first color coming to one’s mind when we mention Christmas. This was not the case a hundred or more years ago but the commercialization and globalization of this popular holiday led us to that situation.

#D6001C (214,0,28) Christmas Red
#C30F16 (195, 15, 22) Christmas Red Color
#B01B2E (176, 27, 46) Christmas Red
#B11E31 (177, 30, 49) Christmas Red
#B22222 (178, 34, 34) Crayola Christmas Red (Firebrick Color)

As you can see, the shades of red above are not too similar but they still share the same (or almost the same) name thanks to the different standards we are using in the naming of colors. A bit different situation we have when we check the popular paint brands with their vision of Christmas Red.

#6A1219 (106, 18, 25) DecoArt DCA20-9
#B55555 (181, 85, 85) Firebrick Crayola – Christmas Red / Matthews Paint – Hotrod Red 10224
#CB312B (203, 49, 43) FolkArt – Christmas Red 958
#C54245 (197, 66, 69) Kelly-Moore – Christmas Red AC219-R
#BA4546 (186, 69, 70) Christmas Red (AC21-R)

If this is not enough, you can of course use other red shades for your Christmas-related projects. Hundreds are available here:

Gigantic list of red colors with codes.

Christmas Green Shades

If red represents energy, green suggests life. Using evergreen plants for Christmas decor is not a coincidence. Red and green together mean eternity, which is further seen in another typical Christmas element – a wreath.

Our first set of Christmas green hues can be seen below. As you can notice four of the five share the same name, but not the same shade, which is somehow surprisingly light.

#00873E (0, 135, 62) Christmas Green
#1E792C (30, 121, 44) Christmas Green
#007502 (0, 117, 2) Christmas Green
#034F20 (3, 79, 32) Christmas Green
#007A00 (0, 122, 0) Faux-Christmas Green

How about the green paints available in stores and named after Christmas?

#1BAB6C (27, 171, 108) Anita’s Acrylic Craft Paint Christmas Green
#2A8344 (42, 131, 68) Apple Barrel – Christmas Green / 20429 / 20529
#1C5240 (28, 82, 64) Behr Christmas Tree (8377)
#354938 (53,73,56) Colortrend – Christmas Wreath
#006400 (0, 100, 0) Darkgreen / Dark green (X11) / Crayola – Christmas Green / Plascon – Hollyhock Garden G3-C1-1

We have to admit paint producers have a bit more imagination naming their Christmas greens after the tree or wreath or spruce, to justify so different shades in their offer. But not nearly as often as they could. Just check the next set of five green shades of Christmas colors.

#1D411D (29, 65, 29) DecoArt DCA37-3 Christmas Green
#2C7225A (244, 55, 66) Delta – Christmas Green / 020680202W
#0B6031 (11, 96, 49) DoCraft Christmas Green (DOA763241)
#307A56 (48, 122, 86) Duron 4855N Christmas Green
#00827F (0, 130, 127) Teal green / Devoe Paint – Christmas Spruce / 90GG 15/398

You have probably already noticed there are more greens than red colors related to Christmas on the market. There are probably many reasons for that. One of them is probably the fact green is never as dominant as red, so it’s used more as a background. As such its functionality adjusts to the main color – red.

#007475 (0, 116, 117) ICI Paints – 3971 Christmas Spruce 90GG 15/398
#4B7164 (75, 113, 100) Olympic – Christmas Ivy C62-5
#447266 (68, 114, 102) Porter Paints – Christmas Ivy / 403-6
#007152 (0, 113, 82) Taubmans – Christmas Green / T12 51.H5 / Bristol – Christmas Green P144-C7
#4B7460 (75, 116, 96) Taubmans – Christmas Ivy / T10 54I-1

Of course, you can use many more green shades, which are available at this address:

Enormous list of green colors with codes.

Otherwise, this set of Christmas-related greens roughly concludes our basic possibilities for the red and green combo.

Despite the fact we already have more than a hundred different combinations on the table, we still need one more color at the minimum to complete at least a simple pattern of notorious ugly Christmas sweaters.

Christmas White Colors – Examples

White is an obvious choice for incorporation into a Christmas palette. It can be used as a background for more robust red and green, to divide or to frame them, it can add a pattern on its own or compliment the existing one, and it works great with all additional colors if there are any.

#EDE7DC (237, 231, 220) ICI Paints – 4481 Antique White 40YY 83/043 / Pratt & Lambert – Free Spirit 3-32 / Behr – Christmas Angel EBC-10
#ECEEEA (236, 238, 234) Benjamin Moore – White Christmas / 872 / Winter Snow OC-63
#F6EEDF (246, 238, 223) Dunn-Edwards – Birch White / 2519 / California Paints – DEW 326 – White Christmas / ISOMAT – IST 171-01
#EDEFEB (237, 239, 235) CHROMATIC 0032-Blanc Arcalis – Dorval-CH2
#F6F7EF (246, 247, 239) Ford – Performance White / Matthews Paint – White Christmas 7275

We should not be surprised to see five different shades of Christmas white if we take into account our perception of white which stretches from technically perfect white (HEX / HTML code: #FFFFFF and RGB code: 255, 255, 255) to much more liberal hues with a hint of red, green or blue leading to greyish, creamier, greenish, or even pinkish versions of Christmas white.

Is There a Christmas Brown Too?

Believe it or not, it is. Well, they are. Christmas brown colors are not just a specific set of reds with large amounts of green percentage in RGB, but they form an independent family of colors which can be further divided into two larger groups – darker and lighter. Darker can sometimes flirt with purple tones and lighter (typically named after cactus), with an inclination to pink and yellow.

#73604F (115, 96, 79) Diamond Vogel – Christmas Ornament 0186 / Colortrend – 0186 / ECOS Paints – Christmas Ornament (0186)
#F5AC87 (245, 172, 135) Devoe Paint – Christmas Cactus 58YR 53/342
#F7AF90 (247, 175, 144) Glidden – Christmas Cactus Coral
#F1A686 (241, 166, 134) ICI Paints – Christmas Cactus
#4A3A39 (74, 58, 57) Valspar Christmas Pudding

Christmas Gold Colors

Gold is another popular Christmas color. It perfectly matches the Sun (Christmas has its roots in pagan celebrations of the re-birth of the Sun) rays or adds to the celebratory feel of the holidays. Gold can be connected to the oldest traditions but thanks to its shiny appearance it’s also welcome addition if we want to add some sparks of joy, youth, and energy.

#CAA906 (202, 169, 6) Christmas Gold
#C1A520 (193, 165, 32) Christmas Gold
#B2B200 (178, 178, 0) Faux-Christmas Gold
#C6A905 (198, 169, 5) Faux-Christmas Gold
#F1D900 (241, 217, 0) Christmas Yellow

Gold is a classic choice for the star on the Christmas tree and even the most conventional gifts look great wrapped in golden wrapping paper or with a golden bow.

Shades and Tints of Christmas Silver Color

Silver is a close relative to gold, a bit more restrained, less extravagant, yet in some cases more classy. Silver can work great in some specific color combinations, so here is a set of Christmas silver colors as web users define them.

#E1DFE0 (225, 223, 224) Christmas Silver
#B5B5B5 (181, 181, 181) Christmas Silver
#E3E1DF (227, 225, 223) Faux-Christmas Silver
#969594 (150, 149, 148) Christmas Grey
#CACBCE (202, 203, 206) Christmas Silver

Christmas Pink with Codes

We could add pink colors to reds, but in Christmas palettes, they have so different usage they deserve a spot on their own. Pink is much more gentle than red, still lively, very feminine, and able to energize a bit duller combos or tranquil too energetic ones.

#E34285 (227, 66, 133) Christmas Pink
#FDCCCF (253, 204, 207) Faux-Christmas Pink
#F8C7CC (248, 199, 204) Faux-Christmas Pink
#FDC9C7 (253, 201, 199) Faux-Christmas Pink
#FFDDBB (255, 221, 187) Christmas Rose

Obviously, the pinks can sometimes look more yellowish or they can border on purple.

Examples of Christmas Purple

Purple is the color of royalties and it pairs great with gold and white. In combination with red and green, we should use it sparingly and be careful especially if there is brown involved as well.

#4D084B (77,8,75) Christmas Purple
#663398 (102, 51, 152) Christmas Purple
#64378D (100, 55, 141) Faux-Christmas Purple
#5D2B2C (93, 43, 44) Christmas Brown
#5A282A (90, 40, 42) Faux-Christmas Brown

Yes, purple can transform into brown very fast.

Codes for Christmas Blue

Yes, blue is so popular, it is used in Christmas palettes too, even if it’s not our first choice. It pairs well with red, white, gold, silver, and pink, but not looks too good with green, brown, or purple. As you can see, designers use Christmas blue tones in lighter and darker versions. Darker as the night sky and lighter as baby blue?

#2A8FBD (42, 143, 189) Christmas Blue
#F2766 (31,39,102) Christmas Blue
#3685C0 (54, 133, 192) Christmas Blue
#317EB4 (49, 126, 180) Faux Christmas Blue
#1D89A8 (29, 137, 168) Faux Christmas Blue

With this huge selection of Christmas colors complete with HEX (HTML) and RGB codes, with trivial and brand names, and of course some useful examples and links to further resources, we end this article. You have the tools to create several million Christmas patterns for your projects. In near future, we’ll add even more colors. Bookmark this page so you’ll find it later. A link from your blog or social profile would be greatly appreciated. And tell your friends!

Merry Christmas:)


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