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I recalculated all of these because none of them matched at all, not even the initial hex triplet:

Hex triplet = #FFC0CB
RGB (r, g, b) = (256, 14, 105)
CMYK (c, m, y, k) = (0, 45, 52, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) = (141, 59, 100)

Where did these come from? --Phil | Talk 16:37, Apr 8, 2005 (UTC)

Why are there no sources? Warrior4321 23:21, 26 January 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Warrior4321 (talkcontribs)


Salmon is actually orange not pink. I have reverted some large scale content removal which is not the way to go. I have trimmed the page back to the three published webcolours and added the necessary references. Smile a While (talk) 20:49, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Not the way to go? Amazing, isn't it, how no one cares that an encyclopedia article is tagged as unreferenced for nearly two years, but immediately jumps into action when the contents then get removed. I am grateful for the work that you did, but if you don't like large scale removal, then provide the sources a bit sooner after the article is tagged. Fram (talk) 08:27, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Of course, it is not the way to go. {{Infobox colour}} has a source parameter, and a source argument was supplied to three of the infoboxes in the article. That the page was incorrectly tagged as unreferenced for almost a year (since the sources were added in November 2007) is not a reason for large-scale content removal. --Joshua Issac (talk) 10:03, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Possible removal from listEdit

Entries in List of colors: G–M contained links to this page.

The entry is :

  • Light salmon pink

I don't see any evidence that this color is discussed in this article and plan to delete it from the list per this discussion: Talk:List_of_colors#New_approach_to_review_of_entries

If someone decides that this color should have a section in this article and it is added, I would appreciate a ping.--S Philbrick(Talk) 15:49, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

"In Australia ..."Edit

"In Australia, salmon is mostly orange"; so says the article. But it doesn't provide enough information to be useful. This article is about the colour "salmon" - is the sentence supposed to mean that salmon meat in Australia is orange, or that Australians' opinion of the colour called "salmon" tend more toward orange than pink even though the meat is no different from other places, or what? TooManyFingers (talk) 05:47, 1 July 2021 (UTC)


The Crayola "salmon" is very unlike any piece of salmon, and also very unlike other versions. Calling it "Salmon Pink" doesn't help, because it's not salmon at all - it's just pink. Does it belong here? Is Crayola so important that even their mistakes are somehow definitive? TooManyFingers (talk) 05:55, 1 July 2021 (UTC)


What relevance is terracotta? Why is it here? Is it because it's a similar colour to salmon? I suggest that it should be removed from this page. (talk) 13:22, 27 May 2022 (UTC)