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The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nm, and has a hue of 30° in HSV colour space. It is numerically halfway between red and yellow in a gamma-compressed RGB colour space The complementary colour of orange is azure, a slightly greenish blue. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light. Orange is one of the tertiary colours on the HSV colour wheel.



[edit] Etymology of orange

The colour is named after the orange fruit, introduced to Europe via the Sanskrit word nāranja. Before this was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to (in Old English) as geoluhread, which translates into Modern English as yellow-red.

The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512,[1] in the court of King Henry VIII.

[edit] Orange web colours

[edit] Orange (web colour)

Web colour orange, defined as FFA500, is the only named colour defined in CSS that is not also defined in HTML 4.01

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Quick Tip by . December 09, 2011
Nothing rhymes with orange. Until now. I have created the word borange, which describes people who both suntan and talk too much.
Quick Tip by . October 20, 2010
worst color, EVER. it looks heinous on everyone, i say, we kick it out of the rainbow.
Quick Tip by . September 25, 2010
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Such an odd color and can be a very cool color depending on the shade.
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