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The colour orange takes its name from the orange fruit. On the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters, it is located between red and yellow.
In optics, it is the colour you see when you look at light with a wavelength between approximately 585–620 nm. It has a hue of 30° in HSV colour space. In the RGB colour space it is a tertiary color numerically halfway between gamma-compressed red and yellow, as can be seen in the RGB colour wheel. The complementary colour of orange is azure. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light.
The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red).
The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.
Web colour orange, defined as FFA500, is the only named colour defined…