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12 slightly different shades of orange.

(According to wikipedia:… Also note that these are not going to be exact, but only the general idea.)


The various shades of the color coral are representations of the wide range of colors of the class of cnidarians also called corals. The complementary color of coral is teal. Coral and coral pink are popular colors in interior design to give a calm feeling of warmth to a room. In some sects of Hinduism, coral red instead of red is shown as being the color which represents the first (muladhara) chakra in Hindu philosophy.

coral by Ginjit Splash_II by SarahJPhotography

Safety Orange

Safety orange (also known as blaze orange, vivid orange, Caltrans orange, or Omaha orange) is a hue. Its deeper, more saturated shade is known as international orange. Safety orange is used to set objects apart from their surroundings, particularly in complementary contrast to the azure color of the sky (azure is the complementary color of orange, and therefore there is a very strong contrast between the two colors). The color is commonly used for high-visibility clothing to be worn while hunting.

think tank by magic-medicine Orange madness by aguzz Tranquility by SarahJPhotography

Burnt Orange

Burnt orange has been in use as a color name for this deep shade of orange since 1915. Burnt Orange was popular in interior design in the 1970s. Redheads usually have hair that is actually a burnt orange color.

November Rust by Dina-bv Orange by keppu1234 :thumb120433566:


Pumpkin is a color that resembles pumpkins. The first recorded use of Pumpkin as a color name in English was in 1922.

The Pumpkin Patch by Drazed :thumb117563046:


Gamboge is a rather transparent dark mustard yellow pigment.

Gamboge is most often extracted by tapping resin from various species of evergreen trees of the family
Guttiferae. The trees must be ten years old before they are tapped. The resin is extracted by making spiral incisions in the bark, and by breaking off leaves and shoots and letting the milky yellow resinous gum drip out. The resulting latex is collected in hollow bamboo canes. After the resin is congealed, the bamboo is broken away and large rods of raw gamboge remain.

sunset by iceblade21 Sunset by nereidi


Pink orange is a mix of the colors pink and orange. It also resembles a "flesh tone" that painters sometimes try to make. This can be very difficult but when achieved, works very well.

Red Pink Blue by Sun-Seeker last drop of amber by murrrzilka


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

pink sunrise by sendjo Champagne by Shayerahall Amber by PonyAnarchy


mber is an orange-yellow color that got its name from the material known as amber. Due to this, amber can refer not to one but to a series of shades of orange, since the natural material varies from nearly yellow when newer to orange or reddish-orange when older. Amber is a pure chroma color on the color wheel halfway between orange and yellow. It is a color that is 75% yellow and 25% red.

Champagne and Candlelight by Manwathiell Amber Atmosphere by McKenzie-James


Displayed at right is the actual color of the outer skin of a typical orange. This color is called orange peel. It is the same color as the fruit for which it was named. In contrast to blue or red, this color is well determined.

Orange by Jakaroni Sleeping rust. by C-Hass ObSeSiF by galipwolkan


Rust is a red-orange color resembling iron oxide. It is a commonly used color in stage lighting, and appears roughly the same color as photographic safe lights when used over a standard tungsten light source.

:thumb90642321: From What Once Was by RosleinRot :thumb102241872: Rust by AndyMumford

Portland Orange

Portland Orange is the color of light emitted by the don't walk phase of pedestrian crossing signals in the U.S. and Canada. Its chromaticism is specified by the Institute of Transportation Engineers in that body's technical standards,and its application is stipulated in the U.S. Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Various jurisdictional standards also require Portland Orange for don't walk signs.

Fourh of July - Fireworks XXI by CarpeSav :thumb89151373:


The color champagne is a name given for various very pale tints of yellowish-orange that are close to beige. The color's name is derived from the typical color of the beverage champagne. Champagne is most often used to describe gemstones or paint finishes (such as for an automobile) in order to imply that one is purchasing a luxury product.

-Sand- by jess1586 Champagne by Spanishalex
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NyxParker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
this is cwlllll....
Luv it..<3
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
This was pretty much right under the Wikipedia article in Google. :D
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Photographer
really?! cool! :lol:
BeauNArrow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Photographer
Great article! I love the '12 shades' idea. Very unique. I'll be looking out for the rest of these series' of articles. :)
Manwathiell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is a beautiful study of the color spectrum, done with awesome works. I really appreciate that you chose one of my works to show the amber shades... :heart:
This is a very original idea, haven't seen anything similar so far :nod:

Well done, congratulations!

domitar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these features! Keep 'em coming!:D
Dina-bv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
interesting article, thank you so much for the feature :aww:
Ginjit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
thanx so much!
Indigo76 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Thanks so much for the :love: Shannon! :hug:
You have made my day love ;P
penngregory Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
such a cool article - and my fave color! :clap:
Thanks for these great images :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Thanks so much
galipwolkan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank u very much
SergiuGothic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
thank you for including my rust :)
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