What is the meaning and difference between the colors salmon and coral, including hex codes? Also, 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?

Salmon & Coral with HEX Codes

Salmon and coral color meaning, symbolism, and hex codes.

Salmon color is a pinkish orange, 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 assigned 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 or tints are, Light Salmon, Pink Salmon and Dark Salmon.

Light Salmon HEX #FEA07A

Pink Salmon HEX #FD91A4

Dark Salmon HEX #EA967A

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

Coral pink and light coral are two different tints or variations of the color coral.

Coral Pink HEX #F98379

Light Coral HEX #F08080

Wearing Salmon or Coral Meaning

Salmon works well with many skin tones, suggesting a love for the natural look. Those who go for a 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.

The color coral is a stronger orange color, but a paler variation 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.

Salmon and the color coral are friendly and approachable, 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 senses.

Colors that go with Salmon & Coral

Colors that go well with coral and salmon.

Colors that go well with both salmon and coral in fashion, and with interior design; gray, white and black. Light blue and green tints can also look good, if you get the balance right.

Influences & Psychology – Both salmon and coral are warm colors. Warm colors can actually make us feel warmer, encourage appetites and increase our energy levels. Color salmon may subtly encourage us to express our emotions and generally increase emotional energy. The color coral is more likely to encourage us to be outgoing and more social, and also increase our physical energy levels.