There are relatively few colors that start with the letter E, especially when compared to the C or D lists. However, there are still more than one hundred individual colors here, thanks in large part to some common prefixes like “electric” and “English.”
The following may only include colors beginning with a single letter from the alphabet, but it’s a good jumping-off point to help you find the perfect color for your latest project.
List of Colors That Start With E
Here’s a list of colors that start with the letter E, including names, Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes:
Eagle is a soft shade of pale brown with some strong green undertones to round it out and lend extra weight. The color draws its inspiration from the tawny brown shade commonly found on members of the eagle family around the world, rather than from one specific breed or type of bird.
RGB 182, 186, 164
CMYK 2, 0, 12, 27
Eagle White, on the other hand, is directly inspired by the extremely pale shade of brown found on the head feathers of the Bald Eagle. At a distance, these feathers may appear white, and this shade reflects that fact, but it’s actually a soft, pinkish-brown off-white shade that’s still very lightweight or bright.
RGB 240, 225, 204
CMYK 0, 6, 15, 6
Earls Green is a bright yellowish-brown shade of green with some subtle blue undertones to keep it from tipping into the orange or brown color family. When used in interior or graphic design, it pairs well with more intense shades of brown, green, or even yellow, as those shades tend to bring out its more muted aspects.
RGB 201, 185, 59
CMYK 0, 8, 71, 21
Early Dawn is another pale off-white shade that’s inspired by the first rays of light that can be seen on a clear or cloudy day. Early Dawn has a definite yellow or golden tint to its overall shade, a reflection of the golden light of the early morning sun.
RGB 255, 249, 230
CMYK 0, 2, 10, 0
It’s been said that the early bird gets the worm, and Earlybird as a color clearly draws inspiration from both players in that particular proverb. Earlybird is a dark, rich brown shade that can be seen on many common sparrows or other “hedge birds” found in various parts around the world.
RGB 81, 57, 57
CMYK 0, 30, 30, 68
When we think of “earthy” colors, most of us tend to think of various green or brown hues, but Earth Yellow is a bold shade of yellow-orange with red-gold undertones. It’s named for the color of baked earth or dirt, typically seen in deserts, tundras, or other relatively dry and arid environments.
RGB 225, 169, 95
CMYK 0, 25, 58, 12
Especially as compared to Earth Yellow, Earth Green is far more in keeping with what we would usually consider an “earthen” color. Earth Green is an extremely dark green shade with some subtle brown undertones to reflect the rich potential and plant life found around the globe and on nearly every continent.
RGB 46, 52, 43
CMYK 12, 0, 17, 80
Earthsong appears very similar in shade to Earth Green, but it has a higher saturation overall, as well as noticeably higher blue or cyan values. As a result, this shade of green is just as dark, but still appears softer, brighter, and just a little bit more approachable than the previous entry on this list.
RGB 42, 62, 51
CMYK 32, 0, 18, 76
East Bay is a dark shade of grayish blue with an almost purple or violet undertone running throughout. It takes its name from the deep, dark waters that tend to pool in the various bays and harbors that are found near major trade cities around the world.
RGB 65, 76, 125
CMYK 48, 39, 0, 51
East Side is a light shade of pale purple inspired by the electric energy and fast-paced feeling of New York City’s “East Side of Manhattan”. Typically considered to be more approachable, vivacious, and lively than other parts of the city, the East Side carries some of the same optimism and youthful confidence that this shade portrays.
RGB 172, 145, 206
CMYK 17, 30, 0, 19
Eastern Blue is a soothing bluish green shade with hints of warmer tones running throughout. The Eastern Bluebird, which serves as a potential source of inspiration for this shade, has feathers of a nearly identical hue—even including the distinctive greenish-blue note, which is relatively rare in bluebirds.
RGB 30, 154, 176
CMYK 83, 13, 0, 31
Ebb is another soft off-white shade with a distinctly pinkish undertone. The pink is relatively muted, washed out with a higher key value that gives it an almost gray appearance while still retaining enough color to keep from being completely monochromatic. This shade pairs well with just about any color, but especially with bright accent shades.
RGB 233, 227, 227
CMYK 0, 3, 3, 9
Ebony wood has been prized since the days of Ancient Egypt, valued for its deep, dark color and its extremely dense and sturdy physical makeup. As a color, Ebony is every bit as dark as the wood that gives it its name, with some subtle red or purple undertones to give a little bit of warmth.
RGB 12, 11, 29
CMYK 59, 62, 0, 89
Ebony Clay is noticeably lighter than “true” Ebony, and it sports a solid blue undertone that serves to brighten the otherwise extremely dark shade. The “clay” aspect of Ebony Clay comes the cooler gray notes that push it out of the true black category.
RGB 38, 40, 59
CMYK 36, 32, 0, 77
Echo is a dark shade of brown that draws a lot of visual inspiration from the deep caves and dark caverns where you’re most likely to hear the echo of sound bouncing off a hard surface. As a color, Echo veers more red-brown than blue-brown, but it’s such a dark shade that even those red undertones are muted.
RGB 72, 60, 58
CMYK 0, 17, 19, 72
Echo Blue, on the other hand, is far lighter than true Echo—a soft, purple blue shade with some lighter violet undertones to help mellow out the shade and keep it from appearing too bright or aggressive. Echo Blue pairs well with other muted shades or works well as an accent to make some design element stand out.
RGB 164, 175, 205
CMYK 20, 15, 0, 20
An eclipse is any movement of the sun, moon, or other planets that temporarily blocks the light from another celestial body. As a result, it’s hardly surprising that the color Eclipse should be an extremely deep brownish gray shade that’s dark enough to nearly appear black.
RGB 49, 28, 23
CMYK 0, 43, 53, 81
The word “ecru” comes from the French word “écru”, which means “unbleached”. Ecru is a medium dark greenish-gray beige shade that has traditionally been considered the color of unbleached linen. Its use as a color dates all the way back to the early 1800s, when it was first used to describe this specific shade.
RGB 194, 178, 128
CMYK 0, 8, 34, 24
As compared to true Ecru, Ecru Tan is noticeably lighter, and it also lacks the some of the green or yellow undertones that the original shade displays. Instead, Ecru Tan looks like a very pale shade of beige with some cool red or violet undertones to help temper the overall appearance.
RGB 214, 209, 192
CMYK 0, 2, 10, 16
Taking the transformation one step further, Ecru White is the lightest of the three Ecru shades. As a result, Ecru White is only a few steps removed from true white, resulting in an extremely pale off-white shade with some subtle yellow or reddish undertones running throughout.
RGB 245, 243, 229
CMYK 0, 1, 7, 4
In common usage, “ecstasy” refers to an altered state of being brought on by an influx of such strong emotion that an individual becomes totally involved with an object or an experience. As a color, Ecstasy is bright, vivid shade of orange that captures the attention and consumes the focus of the viewer to the exclusion of all other colors.
RGB 250, 120, 20
CMYK 0, 52, 92, 2
Ecstasy Red is a little bit more muted than true Ecstasy, but it still packs plenty of that same heat and energy to keep the viewer’s attention. With the addition of a strong red undertone, the shade takes on a weathered or almost brown appearance, but still retains the warmth of the original shade.
RGB 201, 97, 56
CMYK 0, 52, 72, 21
Eden is a dark green shade inspired by the garden paradise of the same name in Judeo-Christian religious imagery. As a color, it’s an extremely deep shade of green with strong blue undertones that remind the viewer of growing things and the potential for new life.
RGB 16, 88, 82
CMYK 82, 0, 7, 65
The name “Edgewater” has been applied to various towns and cities throughout the Western world for generations, but as a color, it refers to this very pale shade of blue with just enough yellow to give it a slightly greenish tint. The end result is a soft robin’s-egg-blue type shade with a pale yellow undertone.
RGB 200, 227, 215
CMYK 12, 0, 5, 11
Edward is another pale blue shade, but this particular color veers a lot more towards green or gray than it does towards true blue. It’s an extremely unsaturated color, which means that it ends up looking like a most gray shade with only some slight blue undertones to round out the coolness.
RGB 162, 174, 171
CMYK 7, 0, 2, 32
Eerie Black, as the name might suggest, is a shade of dark black. The “eerie” nature of this shade comes from the slightly brownish green undertones, which help lend a sense of mystery and intrigue on one hand—or just a vaguely unsettled or eerie feeling overall.
RGB 27, 27, 27
CMYK 0, 0, 0, 89
Named after and inspired by the famous stuffed donkey, Eeyore is a dark gray shade that closely matches the dark plush fur of everyone’s favorite pessimist. With some subtle blue undertones, Eeyore is definitely a cooler shade of gray, but it’s still light enough to keep from being too depressing.
RGB 102, 113, 114
CMYK 11, 1, 0, 55
The word “effervescent” literally means “gently boiling or bubbling” or “giving off bubbles”. Informally, however, it’s often used to describe an energetic or cheerful personality, due to its light, bubbly implications. As a color, Effervescent is a warm, light brown shade with some purple undertones for an added sense of whimsical delight.
RGB 168, 152, 142
CMYK 0, 10, 15, 34
Effortless is another purple shade, but as compared to Effervescent, it’s a lot more obviously purple. Effortless is a relatively dark lavender variant, with enough red to keep it from looking glum or too overly cool. The end result is a muted shade of dark reddish purple with a weathered, antique sense.
RGB 160, 150, 167
CMYK 4, 10, 0, 35
The first of several “egg-themed” names, Egg Sour is inspired by the “sour” family of cocktails—a collection of mixed drinks usually made of lemon or lime juice, some sort of sweetener, and egg whites. Egg Sour is the color of one of those drinks—a soft, off-white shade with some subtle, citrus-y, yellow undertones.
RGB 255, 244, 221
CMYK 0, 4, 13, 0
Egg White is extremely similar in color to Egg Sour, albeit slightly more yellow. In real life, the whites of a raw egg are mostly or even completely translucent. However, when cooked, they tend to take on more of this off-white shade, with a definite yellow tint running throughout.
RGB 255, 239, 193
CMYK 0, 6, 24, 0
Egg White Yellow
Egg White Yellow is a variant of “true” Egg White, but as the name might imply, it’s far more yellow than its predecessor. Egg White Yellow is much closer in shade to the color of scrambled eggs or of an egg white that’s been fully mixed with the yolk. The color is mostly yellow with some brighter brown undertones.
Egg White Yellow
RGB 224, 200, 141
CMYK 0, 11, 37, 12
Egg Yolk is the bright, sunny color of a standard chicken egg’s yolk. It’s a lot brighter than Egg White Yellow or any of the other traditionally egg-themed colors, with more of a “true yellow” appearance overall, although it does have some slight orange undertones.
RGB 254, 227, 62
CMYK 0, 11, 76, 0
This dark purple fruit may be known as an aubergine in European countries or a brinjal in Southeast Asia and South Africa, but to the rest of the world, it’s an eggplant. Eggplants typically have a dark, reddish-purple skin—and it is this specific shade of warm, dark purple that gives this color its name.
RGB 153, 0, 102
CMYK 0, 100, 33, 40
Eggshell may seem like a bit of a misnomer at first, since the eggs laid by various birds can be found in nearly every color around the world. However, when most of us picture the classic chicken eggs found at our local grocery store, we’re probably picturing this pale shade of tan off-white.
RGB 240, 234, 214
CMYK 0, 3, 11, 6
If Eggshell is the most common egg color, Eggshell Brown is close runner up. Eggshell Brown is a warm shade of orange brown that draws its inspiration from the bright, warm, and usually speckled color that pops up at farms and tables around the world.
RGB 216, 152, 90
CMYK 0, 30, 58, 15
Egyptian Blue is a rich shade of bold, dark blue found in ancient Egyptian art and architecture. Dating back thousands of years, the calcium copper silicate used to create the pigment is considered to be the first synthetic pigment in recorded history. Although modern scientists have been able to reconstruct the unique composition that created this shade, the formula was actually lost following the collapse of Rome.
RGB 16, 52, 166
CMYK 90, 69, 0, 35
El Paso is a dark shade of brown that borders on black, inspired by the Old Western energy and endless potential found lurking beneath the surface in the quickly growing Texas city that shares the same name as the color itself.
RGB 30, 23, 8
CMYK 0, 23, 73, 88
As a name, “El Salva is derived from the Spanish word “salvar”, meaning “to save”. As a color, El Salva is a dramatic shade of dark reddish brown, conjuring up the idea of salvation through action, passion, or even through violence—a bold shade with an almost purple undertone for extra energy.
RGB 143, 62, 51
CMYK 0, 57, 64, 44
The island of Elba, off the coast of Italy, has been renowned since ancient times for its iron ores and the fumes that its various mining operations have produced. Today, it’s mostly known as the exiled location of Napoleon Bonaparte. As a color, Elbas draws of the island’s history to create a tarnished yellow color with some hotter red undertones.
RGB 255, 218, 3
CMYK 0, 15, 99, 0
Elderberry is a dark bluish purple shade that draws its inspiration from the fruit of the same name. Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, elderberries derive their rich purplish back hue from the same natural pigments found in cranberries, blueberries, and grapes.
RGB 65, 22, 36
CMYK 0, 66, 45, 75
The first of nearly fifteen different “electric” colors on this list, Electric is not nearly as energetic as you might be expecting. Electric is a very dark greenish-gray shade with some purple-brown undertones running throughout to create an overall brown or brown-gray resulting color.
RGB 85, 83, 79
CMYK 0, 2, 7, 67
Electric Blue is a little more in line with the typical “electric family” shade. It’s a bright, excited shade of pale blue with just enough yellow to push it even brighter and give it the jazzy, energetic feel that will remain the theme throughout this subcategory.
RGB 125, 249, 255
CMYK 51, 2, 0, 0
The name “crimson” is derived from the Old Spanish word for the Kermes beetle—the beetle whose dried, crushed shells produced the vibrant red shade. Electric Crimson has much more of a yellow undertone than traditional crimson typically boasts, and the end result is a hot, vivid shade of bright orange-red.
RGB 255, 0, 63
CMYK 0, 100, 75, 0
Similarly, Electric Cyan has a little bit more of a green undertone than “true” cyan normally displays. Because cyan is typically just defined as any color between green and blue, there is some overlap between shades, and Electric Cyan is technically a brighter variant of what we usually refer to as “digital Cyan”.
RGB 0, 255, 255
CMYK 100, 0, 0, 0
Electric Green has quickly become a popular color among graphic and traditional artists alike due to its bright, optimistic appearance and eye-catching appeal. It’s close in shade to a traditional lime color, but with enough yellow to make it even more “electric.”
RGB 0, 255, 0
CMYK 100, 0, 100, 0
True indigo is an extremely dark shade of purplish blue or even bluish-black that was highly prized by the ancient Romans. Electric Indigo, on the other hand, brightens the indigo base considerably in order to create a shade that’s a lot closer to a true, traditional blue with just a little bit of an extra kick.
RGB 111, 0, 255
CMYK 56, 100, 0, 0
Electric Lavender is a vivid shade of purplish pink that relies on those brighter red undertones to differentiate between this shade and the more mellow, muted, “true” lavender.
RGB 244, 187, 255
CMYK 4, 27, 0, 0
Earlier, we saw that Electric Green verges on lime, so it should be no surprise that Electric Lime borders on an even brighter shade of green. With an extremely strong yellow base, Electric Lime is an almost sickly shade of pale yellow-green.
RGB 204, 255, 0
CMYK 20, 0, 100, 0
Compared to true pink, Electric Pink may look a little more restrained at first glance, but this is only due to the strong yellow undertones running throughout. The end result is a bright, light pink with a subtle orange-red tint.
RGB 241, 135, 183
CMYK 0, 44, 24, 5
Like Electric Pink, Electric Purple gets more than the usual amount of red running beneath the surface. As a result, Electric Purple looks more like a deep lavender variant than a true purple, with plenty of heat and energy.
RGB 191, 0, 255
CMYK 25, 100, 0, 0
Ultramarine, derived from the Latin word for “beyond the sea”, was originally made of crushed lapis lazuli for an expensive blue pigment. Electric Ultramarine captures some of that intense blue shade, but in a much lighter variant for a faster-paced feeling.
RGB 63, 0, 255
CMYK 75, 100, 0, 0
Electric Violet is a variation on “true” violet—a soft, reddish purple shade inspired by the flower of the same name. Electric Violet takes that color and dials up the intensity, adding a little bit more red in order to create a warmer, more excited color.
RGB 143, 0, 255
CMYK 44, 100, 0, 0
Finally, Electric Yellow is a bright yellow shade with enough saturation to keep it from looking washed out. Out of all the “electric” shades, Electric Yellow is the most likely to be actually electric, drawing inspiration from the glow of an electric light bulb.
RGB 255, 255, 51
CMYK 0, 0, 80, 0
You may not know it from looking at the color itself, but Electrum is named after a naturally occurring blend of gold and silver that the ancient Greeks referred to as “white gold”. As a color, Electrum doesn’t look gold or silver so much as it looks like a light shade of soft golden brown.
RGB 148, 130, 106
CMYK 0, 12, 28, 42
When you picture an elephant, you’re probably thinking of a pale gray shade, but the color Elephant is a lot darker than that typical mental picture. Elephant is a very dark shade of bluish gray that borders on black, inspired by the sheer height, weight, and size of the largest land mammals in the world.
RGB 18, 52, 71
CMYK 75, 27, 0, 72
Elephant Grey is probably a little bit closer to the mental image of an elephant—a soft grayish brown shade that clearly draws its inspiration from the dusty skin of an elephant as it makes its way across the wide-open plains that it calls its home. Elephant Grey has a bit of a pink or red undertone running throughout for added warmth and character.
RGB 175, 163, 149
CMYK 0, 7, 15, 31
Elf Green is a bright, cheerful shade of dark green. This specific green color draws its inspiration from the green clothes often seen on traditional elf illustrations. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, this color was the go-to for any woodland sprites, pixies, or elves.
RGB 8, 131, 112
CMYK 94, 0, 15, 49
Very similar in shade to Elf Green but with more of a bluish undertone, Elm is a cool, dark greenish blue shade with a grayed-out undertone. The shade was inspired by the shade found underneath a stand of elm trees—large, flowering trees that can grow naturally on nearly every continent.
RGB 28, 124, 125
CMYK 78, 1, 0, 51
By contrast, Elm Green is inspired more directly by the tree itself. Noticeably paler than Elm, Elm Green has a stronger yellow undertone that hearkens back to the leaves and bark of the elm tree. Central Park, in New York City, is home to more than a thousand individual elm trees, which clearly display the color pictured here.
RGB 95, 129, 68
CMYK 26, 0, 47, 49
Embers is an extremely warm, intense shade of dark reddish-brown, inspired by the glowing coals or logs that still smolder with heat long after a fire has begun to flicker or even died out entirely.
RGB 140, 63, 48
CMYK 0, 55, 66, 45
True emeralds are usually a lot darker than this particular shade—at least, true emeralds with any measure of value—but as a color, Emerald draws more of its inspiration from the Emerald City in Wizard of Oz. The end result is a bright, cheerful shade of medium light green, with just enough blue to keep it from looking neon.
RGB 80, 200, 120
CMYK 60, 0, 40, 22
As a word, “eminence” is usually used to denote distinction, greatness, or importance. As a color, Eminence is a bold shade of dark purple with bright red undertones that hearkens back to the ancient Roman era, when purple was reserved only for the extremely wealthy and powerful in Roman society.
RGB 108, 48, 130
CMYK 17, 63, 0, 49
Emperor is another dark shade, so deep brown that it almost passes for a true black shade in certain lights. Emperor is inspired by the power, reach, and impact that often goes hand in hand with that word. Even if we don’t see many emperors around today, we still can recognize the sheer authority that the title conveys.
RGB 81, 70, 73
CMYK 0, 14, 10, 68
We’ve just seen Emperor as a color, so it should come as no surprise that Empress is extremely similar in origin, even if it’s also several shades lighter. Overall, Empress is a muted purplish-gray color with some strong brown undertones, which serve to brighten the color and give it a softer, sweeter appearance.
RGB 129, 115, 119
CMYK 0, 11, 8, 49
Enchante is a soft, sweet shade of pale pink or light brown. It’s almost light enough to pass for an off-white shade, but it retains enough color to keep from looking washed out or muted instead of simply enchanting.
RGB 238, 213, 186
CMYK 0, 11, 22, 7
The theater is the place where you’re most likely to hear shouts of “Encore! Encore!”, so it’s hardly surprising that the color Encore draws its inspiration from the trappings of that same place. Encore is a rich shade of deep, dark red with some subtle brown undertones, inspired by the curtains and the stage of the theater itself.
RGB 84, 22, 44
CMYK 0, 74, 48, 67
Endeavour, the British spelling for “endeavor”, is a bold word that carries connotations of courage, optimism, and an almost reckless confidence. As a color, Endeavour is a bold shade of deep royal blue, inspired by that same sense of adventure and found in many military or space programs around the world.
RGB 0, 86, 167
CMYK 100, 49, 0, 35
Endorphins are hormones produced by the body that give off a rush of positive feelings typically associated with a better mood and a healthier outlook. The color Endorphin isn’t as cheerfully sunny as you might expect, but this soothing shade of muted grayish blue still has a calming, encouraging impact on any viewer’s eyes.
RGB 65, 144, 173
CMYK 62, 17, 0, 32
Energy is a bright yellow shade with some extremely subtle orange undertones running throughout. This specific shade of yellow is a popular choice for a lot of graphic designers and visual artists due to its slightly off-yellow but still endlessly cheerful and, well, energetic overall appearance.
RGB 245, 215, 82
CMYK 0, 12, 67, 4
Energy Yellow is almost identical in appearance to the previous entry on this list, but there are some slight differences. Energy Yellow is slightly less saturated overall than “true” Energy—a fact that you can see reflected in both the RGB and the CMYK codes listed below both colors. While they start from an extremely similar place, Energy just pushes it a little bit further than Energy Yellow.
RGB 248, 221, 92
CMYK 0, 11, 63, 3
English Green is an extremely dark green shade with a strong bluish-black undertone running throughout. Sometimes referred to as “British Racing Green”, this deep color has been the United Kingdom’s official motor racing color since 1903 and remains and extremely popular choice for car enthusiasts and artists alike to this day.
RGB 27, 77, 62
CMYK 65, 0, 19, 70
The European holly plant grows around the world as an invasive species and is easily identified by its pointy, dark green leaves and its bright red berries. As a color, English Holly is a dark brown shade with some strong green undertones that draw inspiration from the plant’s appearance.
RGB 2, 45, 21
CMYK 96, 0, 53, 82
Despite its common name of “English lavender”, the plant most of us recognize as lavender isn’t actually native to England at all. Nevertheless, English Lavender as a color is clearly inspired by the soft, pinkish-purple hue of those internationally popular flowers with which most of us are so familiar.
RGB 180, 131, 149
CMYK 0, 27, 17, 29
English Red is a bright shade of brick red, which means that it’s been tempered away from true red thanks to the addition of a definite yellow or orange undertone. The end result is a weathered, almost antique shade of a medium dark red color.
RGB 171, 75, 82
CMYK 0, 56, 52, 33
Similarly, English Sage is a slightly more muted variation on “true” sage. Inspired by the pale, dusty green plant that is often used to add a savory spice to a wide range of dishes, English Sage increases the key value in order to create a more subdued shade.
RGB 125, 157, 114
CMYK 20, 0, 27, 38
English Vermilion continues the “muted variant” shade by taking true vermilion and pushing it just a little bit darker. As a pigment, vermilion is made by crushing up the mineral cinnabar to produce a vibrant red color. English Vermilion adds a brownish undertone to temper the otherwise brilliant red shade.
RGB 204, 71, 75
CMYK 0, 65, 63, 20
As you may have come to expect from the previous few entries, English Violet is an even deeper shade of an already rich purple hue. Inspired by the bold purple color of the violet flower, English Violet is a warm, dark purple with some subtle red undertones.
RGB 86, 60, 92
CMYK 7, 35, 0, 64
The last of the “English” colors, English Walnut is a rich, deep shade of dark brown with some extremely slight red undertones. As may be expected, it’s a little bit darker than true Walnut, but it still retains the warmth and character of that shade.
RGB 62, 43, 35
CMYK 0, 31, 44, 76
Enigma is a dark blue shade with some purple and green undertones that push it further into the deep blue shades that almost border on black. The word “enigma” typically means “mystery”, and the various colored undertones combine to create that sense of uncertainty that gives Enigma its distinctive overall appearance.
RGB 81, 80, 114
CMYK 29, 30, 0, 55
Most of us have heard the saying “green with envy” before, so it should come as no surprise that the color Envy is, in fact, a distinctively green shade. Envy is a pale green color with a strong blue undertone to mellow it out and keep it from looking too aggressive or obnoxious, even if the emotion that inspired this shade is both.
RGB 139, 166, 144
CMYK 16, 0, 13, 35
Epic is a bold yellowish gold shade—a heroic color inspired by the sense of adventure and romance that the word “epic” implies. Instead of being a pure or “true” yellow, Epic has enough of a red undertone to tip it more towards the gold side of the scale.
RGB 217, 188, 54
CMYK 0, 13, 75, 15
Epiphany appears very similar in color to Envy, at first glance, but it’s a few shades darker and has more of a yellowish brown undertone. Epiphany is inspired by the limitless potential and excitement of discovery that the word “epiphany” is often used to describe.
RGB 106, 154, 98
CMYK 31, 0, 36, 40
Another bold yellow shade, Equator is inspired by the heat and brilliant sunlight that can be found in the many different countries and cities found on our planet’s equator. This yellow shade is slightly muted by a gold-brown undertone running throughout, which keeps it from appearing too blindingly bright.
RGB 225, 188, 100
CMYK 0, 16, 56, 12
For a color that’s literally named “Equilibrium”, this shade isn’t nearly as balanced as you might expect it to be. While it is a shade of brown, it’s not nearly equilateral enough to be considered a true balance of colors, instead leaning dramatically into a dark, reddish-black shade of deep brown.
RGB 119, 110, 91
CMYK 0, 8, 24, 53
The word “ergo” is a Latin word that literally just means “therefore”, which may make it seem like an odd choice for a color name. However, the word is often used in logic puzzles, arguments, and even some mathematical statements, which makes it a good fit for this coolly logical shade of dark sky blue, down to the subtle gray undertones.
RGB 137, 176, 199
CMYK 31, 12, 0, 22
Erica is a cheerful shade of dark red with some bold purple undertones to help lend extra weight and depth to what would otherwise be nothing more than another simple variation on a classic burgundy or maroon shade.
RGB 129, 51, 45
CMYK 0, 60, 65, 49
Derived from the Greek word “eros”, the word “erotic” is often applied to anything that speaks of passion, desire, excitement, or romantic love. In that context, the color Erotic is a boldly passionate shade of dark red with some brighter pink and orange undertones that certainly earns its association with the concept of “eros”.
RGB 148, 65, 76
CMYK 0, 56, 49, 42
Escapade is a bold shade of dark grayish blue with a subtle black-blue undertone that lends even more visual weight to the resulting color. Intense, dramatic, and full of an old-world sense of intrigue, Escapade is an adventurous shade with a great visual impact.
RGB 102, 124, 145
CMYK 30, 14, 0, 43
Escape is a pale sky blue shade with some very light green or yellow undertones running throughout. As a sky blue variant, Escape is clearly inspired by the limitless potential found by looking up at the wide-open sky in the middle of the day and dreaming of some great adventure.
RGB 158, 192, 202
CMYK 22, 5, 0, 21
While it’s often viewed as an extremely rude word in polite society, this color’s name used to be the name given to the Inuit peoples living throughout Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. The color itself is a pale bluish gray, inspired by the snows and the endless skies that make up that same terrain.
RGB 162, 180, 186
CMYK 13, 3, 0, 27
Eskolaite is a dark green mineral made of a blend of chromium and oxygen and ranging in color from olive green to dark emerald green. As a color, Eskolaite clearly leans more towards the “dark emerald green” end of that particular color scale, resulting in a rich shade of very dark green.
RGB 57, 89, 70
CMYK 36, 0, 21, 65
Espirit is nearly as dark as the previous entry on this list, with only one major difference—where Eskolaite is green, Espirit is blue. Espirit is a dark Slate Blue variant, which means that it has an almost gray undertone running throughout, tempered only by the relatively high cyan value for such a dark shade.
RGB 53, 78, 81
CMYK 35, 4, 0, 68
Espresso isn’t so much a different type of coffee as it is a different method of preparing ground coffee beans in order to create a richer, more concentrated drink. As a color, Espresso is an extremely dark shade of brown with only the slightest hint of a red-brown undertone to break up the darker mood.
RGB 37, 22, 19
CMYK 0, 41, 49, 85
Espresso Stain is noticeably lighter than Espresso—a fact mostly inspired by the way that most stains tend to fade and lighten slightly over time. However, Espresso Stain is still a very dark shade of brown with some purple and red undertones for added warmth.
RGB 78, 49, 45
CMYK 0, 37, 42, 69
Essential Cream is a soft, warm brown color with a strong orange undertone for added heat and energy. As the name might imply, it’s a variant on “true” Cream and retains the pale overall appearance and yellow undertones of that shade. However, Essential Cream dials up the saturation for a bright and energetic shade of orange-brown.
RGB 220, 182, 111
CMYK 0, 17, 50, 14
When you think of eternity as a concept, you may be picturing any number of ideas—but for the creators of the color Eternity, there’s nothing more eternal than outer space. Eternity is a dark black shade that draws its inspiration from the endless expanse of the universe that stretches out around our planet.
RGB 33, 26, 14
CMYK 0, 21, 58, 87
Despite what the name would have you believe, Eton Blue is actually a shade of light green. It’s typically used by athletes from Eton College, a public school in the United Kingdom. In the early 1900s, this pale green-blue shade was also used by Chelsea FC for a few years, although they quickly changed to a darker royal blue.
RGB 150, 200, 162
CMYK 25, 0, 19, 22
Most eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, but they have been exported to plantations around the world due to their value as timber or essential oil trees. The wood is full of natural oils, which makes these trees particularly flammable and strongly scented. The color Eucalyptus is a dark sage green shade, inspired by the brown-green leaves of the tree that shares its name.
RGB 39, 138, 91
CMYK 72, 0, 34, 46
Eunry is a shade of red that’s so pale that it almost passes for a dark pink. However, the warm reddish-brown undertones keep it from looking too light or too pastel, which means that it still earns a spot in the red category.
RGB 207, 163, 157
CMYK 0, 21, 24, 19
The word “eureka” comes from an ancient Greek phrase meaning roughly “I have found it!” Often associated with gold miners or gold rush history, the word “eureka” conveys a sense of excitement and discovery. The color Eureka is a deep shade of brown with a strong greenish-black undertone for an extra sense of adventure and intrigue.
RGB 65, 91, 78
CMYK 29, 0, 14, 64
European Wood is a warm shade of brown that wasn’t so much inspired by the woods or forests of Europe so much as it was inspired by the lumber that those forests produce. With a bold red undertone, the resulting color is a very bright and heated shade of medium dark brown.
RGB 156, 40, 1
CMYK 0, 74, 99, 39
Sometimes referred to as “Indian Yellow”, Euxanth is a rich shade of dark yellowish gold. Inspired by the Euxanth butterfly family, this color is a dramatic yellow variation with enough of a red or brown undertone to mellow out the brightest yellow notes and leave it with a rounder, more weathered feel.
RGB 227, 168, 87
CMYK 0, 26, 62, 11
The word “evasive” usually refers to something that’s hard to capture or find, which may make it seem like a strange choice for a color name. However, Evasive is a shade that straddles the line between pink and orange and brown—essentially, it’s difficult to put into one category, hence its name.
RGB 253, 216, 207
CMYK 0, 15, 18, 1
If you’ve been to the beach as the sun begins to set, then you may have seen this exact shade of greenish blue before. Evening Sea is a dark green-blue shade with some brighter yellow undertones, inspired by the depths of the ocean as the light begins to fade.
RGB 2, 78, 70
CMYK 97, 0, 10, 69
The name “Everglade” refers to a natural tropical wetland found in only one place on the planet—to be exact, in southern Florida. As a color, Everglade is a rich, dark greenish brown that captures some of the endless sawgrass prairies and interwoven waterways that make this area so instantly recognizable and utterly unique.
RGB 28, 64, 46
CMYK 56, 0, 28, 75
When we hear “evergreen”, most of us tend to think of a specific type of tree, but the word actually refers to any plant that stays green throughout the year. As a color, Evergreen is a very dark shade of green with some darker brown undertones to evoke the bark of an evergreen tree.
RGB 40, 55, 47
CMYK 27, 0, 15, 78
Evergreen Garland is a little bit lighter than true Evergreen, since most of the garlands that decorate our house during the winter months have been cut and dried. Evergreen Garland also has some brighter yellow notes that mellow out the dark shade and give it an almost sage-like tone.
RGB 83, 106, 86
CMYK 22, 0, 19, 58
Evermore is a bright orange brown shade with strong red undertones for a weathered, antique bronze appearance. Its name draws inspiration from the timeless quality of this particular shade, since variations on the rust-brown hue have been used in both works of art and feats of architecture alike for untold centuries.
RGB 190, 106, 63
CMYK 0, 44, 67, 25
Evolution is a murky shade of greenish brown with some subtle red and yellow undertones to balance out the green-gray overall appearance. The shade draws some of its visual inspiration from a sense of primordial beginnings, and the adaptability of the color makes it a good fit for a name that’s virtually synonymous with change.
RGB 103, 100, 85
CMYK 0, 3, 17, 60
Exhaust is one of the less glamorous entries on this list, as it draws its inspiration from the fumes that can be seen pumping out of the backs of millions of automobiles around the world. Exhaust is a dark brownish gray shade, with enough yellow and green to give it an almost sickly appearance.
RGB 63, 60, 60
CMYK 0, 5, 5, 75
Explorer is another bold green shade with strong blue undertones, although it’s significantly darker than some of the other green-blue shades on this list. The dark, almost brown undertones help to convey a sense of excitement and adventure that go well with Explorer’s inspiration and overall sense of curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
RGB 55, 78, 89
CMYK 38, 12, 0, 65
Whether you yourself are more of an introvert or an extrovert, the color Extrovert can help you bring a little bit of extra energy to any project. With its warm reddish-brown hue and deeper purple undertones, Extrovert is a bright, engaging, and boldly charismatic shade of dark red or burgundy.
RGB 117, 38, 66
CMYK 0, 68, 44, 54
All Colors A-Z
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