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Shades of orange

Summary
In optics, orange has a wavelength between approximately 585 and 620 nm and a hue of 30° in HSV color space. In the RGB color space it is a secondary color numerically halfway between gamma-compressed red and yellow, as can be seen in the . The complementary color of orange is azure. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light. Varieties of the color orange may differ in hue, chroma (also called saturation, intensity, or colorfulness) or lightness (or value, tone, or brightness), or in two or three of these qualities. Variations in value are also called tints and shades, a tint being an orange or other hue mixed with white, a shade being mixed with black. A large selection of these various colors is shown below. Orange (color wheel) The color known as color wheel orange is the tone of orange that is a pure chroma on the HSV color wheel, the expression of which is known as the , exactly halfway between red and yellow.
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