Color Salmon – Coral

What is the difference between salmon and coral color, what psychological influences do they have, and what does it say about your motivations and personality if they’re a favorite color or if you like to wear either?

Color Salmon vs Coral HEX

Salmon color is a pinkish, orange color, named after the flesh of the salmon fish. The color of salmon fish does vary depending on its diet and geographical location. The name salmon being used as a color was first introduced and used in the mid 1770s.

The salmon color can vary from a very light or whitish orange or pink to a darker shade of pink. The most common shades are, Light Salmon, Pink Salmon and Dark Salmon.

Color Salmon Shades

Coral color tends to be a brighter pinkish, orange shade. Coral is generally considered a shade of orange. The name coral first used to describe a color dates back to the early 16th century.

Coral Pink and Light Coral are two different shades or variations of the color coral.

Shades of Color Coral, Pink & Light

Wearing Salmon or Coral Meaning

The color salmon works well with many skin tones, suggesting a love for the natural look. Those who go for the natural looking appearance probably have a desire for the natural in other areas of their life as well. They’re likely to focus on the basics such as family, friends and the necessities in life.

Coral is a stronger orange color, but a paler shade of orange overall. Many of the associations and meanings of orange would apply however in a more diluted form. It’s a brighter color that gains attention, which makes coral a more outgoing and social color.

Both salmon and coral are friendly and approachable colors, noticeable but subtle about it. It would suggest a more outgoing personality (especially coral) with a moderate need for attention and social interaction. They get stimulation from brighter colors, people and external stimuli in many forms.

Choosing either of these colors would suggest a desire to be unique, perhaps a tilting towards the unconventional. This desire to be different often stems from a preference for intuition, relying on their intuition or sixth sense to make decisions rather than the more practical and more common five sensors.

Psychology & Influences

  • Both salmon and coral are warm colors. Warm colors can actually make us feel warmer, encourage appetites and increase our energy levels.
  • Salmon may subtly encourage us to express our emotions and generally increase emotional energy.
  • Coral is more likely to encourage us to be outgoing, more social and increase physical energy.

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