Peach (color)

Peach is a color that is named for the pale color of the interior flesh of the peach fruit. This name may also be substituted for "peachy". Like the color apricot, the color 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.

About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFE5B4
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 229, 180)
HSV (h, s, v)(39°, 29%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(92, 42, 63°)
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)


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

The color peach approximates the color of the interior flesh of that variety of peaches known as white peaches.

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


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


Peach puffEdit

Peach Puff
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFDAB9
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 218, 185)
HSV (h, s, v)(28°, 27%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(89, 38, 49°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color peach puff.


Peach (Crayola)
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFCBA4
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 203, 164)
HSV (h, s, v)(26°, 36%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(85, 50, 43°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorLight yellowish pink
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the deep tone of peach called peach in Crayola crayons. Prior to 1962, it was known as flesh, but the name was changed to peach, ostensibly in recognition of the Civil Rights Movement.

In natureEdit


In cultureEdit

Interior Design



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called peach in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color peach is displayed on page 41, Plate 9, Color Sample A5.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 201; Color Sample of Peach: Page 41 Plate 9 Color Sample A5
  3. ^ Google Books Result—Chinese mythology A to Z by Jeremy Roberts:
  4. ^ Andrews, Vincent (2010), The Leatherboy Handbook, The Nazca Plains Corp., ISBN 978-1-61098-046-3