Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-07-31T14:10:56+00:00
Can I suggest an existing Color Name be added to the register?2021-05-23T10:24:55+00:00

Yes, if you know a color name, which is not in the register, please fill out this form. Our expert team analyzes suggested colors on a priority basis, therefore, it is very possible that your suggested color will be included in the register in the near future.

Where can I use my Color Name?2021-05-23T10:36:49+00:00

You can use it anywhere: share on social networks, use it on your website, or in your company’s brand book. Moreover, your Color Name will be included in the individual Color Page address, which will be indexed and easily found on search engines.

Can the name created by me be given to another color?2021-05-23T10:36:34+00:00

No, ORCN guarantees that your Color Name remains unique in the register if it comply with our Terms and Conditions.

Can someone change my Color Name?2021-05-23T10:32:50+00:00

No, this name will belong to the color forever. However, if the Color Name includes coarse, offensive words, or words that infringe trademark rights, such names can be removed without separate warning.

What color can be chosen?2022-08-25T18:53:42+00:00

Any unreserved and unnamed color from RGB Color Codes (hex) can be chosen.

What name can be given to a color?2022-02-02T20:14:45+00:00

It can be a common color name, e.g.: “Crystal Clear Ocean Blue“, a name perpetuating a dear person, e.g.: “Anna Mary Red” or a company: “My Company Logo Green“. Color name cannot repeat, have coarse or offensive meaning, and it cannot infringe trademark rights.

Color Name can have:

  • The name can be 40 characters long (including spaces) and have many words.
  • The name can have only all Latin letters, digits, and symbols:  – (hyphen, minus, dash), ‘ (single quote),  .  (dot),  & (ampersand) .
  • There can’t be a space/spaces before or behind the color name.
  • There can’t be a more than one space between words.
Can I give a made-up name to a color?2021-05-22T13:46:23+00:00

Yes, you give any unreserved color your made-up original name. This will not only be your opportunity to memorialize yourself, but also to support ORCN. Please remember that the number of colors is limited, therefore, such an opportunity will not last forever.

How can I Name a Color in the ORCN register?2022-08-25T18:50:35+00:00

You can do that in  The Official ORCN Store (

There you can choose a color and enter its name and dedication if needed.

After purchasing the Color Name will be included in the ORCN register and Your chosen color will receive a new name. You will get a Color Name Certificate with a link to the Color Page in the Register Database to the specified mailbox in 24 hours.

Why are some Color Names reserved?2021-05-23T10:24:13+00:00

It is possible, that these colors already have existing names, ORCN expert team is consistently verifying these colors and gradually adds their names to the register.

What is a Digital Color Model?2023-02-12T17:22:16+00:00

A digital color model is a system for representing and organizing colors in a digital environment, such as on a computer screen or in a digital image. There are several different digital color models, including:

  1. RGB (Red, Green, Blue): This is the most widely used color model for digital images and displays. RGB represents colors as combinations of red, green, and blue light, and is an additive color model, meaning that the more light you add, the lighter the color becomes.
  2. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black): This color model is used primarily in printing, where it is necessary to represent a wider range of colors than can be achieved with RGB. CMYK uses a subtractive color model, meaning that the more ink you add, the darker the color becomes.
  3. HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness): HSL represents colors as a combination of hue (the color), saturation (the intensity of the color), and lightness (the brightness of the color). This color model is often used in color pickers and other user interfaces, as it provides a simple way for users to choose colors based on their characteristics.
  4. LAB (Luminance, a*, b*): LAB is a color model that represents colors in a way that is more perceptually uniform than RGB or CMYK. This means that the difference between two colors in LAB space is proportional to the difference that a person would perceive between those two colors. LAB is often used in image processing and color management.

These are just a few of the many digital color models that are used in various fields and applications. Each model has its own strengths and weaknesses, and the choice of which model to use often depends on the specific requirements of the task at hand.

Does registering a color name grant ownership over it?2023-09-05T20:20:12+00:00 is a private registry service and is not affiliated with any governmental entities or educational institutions. The Service provided by is limited to a certificate stating permanent registration of the color name of your choice with The Official Register of Color Names. Having a color listed in The Official Register of Color Names doesn’t mean you “own” that color or its name—it just means you’ve defined it according to The Official Register of Color Names system. That means our service is provided only for educational, information dissemination, and entertainment purposes.

Registering a color name as a legally registered property or right is possible but generally subject to certain conditions and limitations. It’s also worth noting that the ability to register and protect a color name varies by jurisdiction and by context. Here are some of the ways in which color names might be registered or protected:

  1. Trademark: In some cases, a specific color used in a certain context can be trademarked. For example, Tiffany Blue is a registered trademark of Tiffany & Co., but only in relation to specific types of goods (jewelry, in this case). The color itself isn’t owned by the company; rather, it’s the association between the color and the specific goods/services that’s protected.
  2. Patent: While you can’t patent a color, you might be able to patent a specific method of creating a particular color under very specific conditions.
  3. Copyright: You cannot copyright a color or a color name, but you could potentially copyright a very specific arrangement or pattern of colors.
  4. Domain Name: If the color name is unique and not already registered as a domain, you can certainly register the domain name.
  5. Company Name: You can register a color name as a company name if it is unique and meets the other requirements for company name registration in your jurisdiction.
  6. Brand or Product Names: If you have a unique color that is central to a product or service, you may be able to register the name of that product or service.
  7. Pantone: The Pantone Matching System has its own naming conventions for colors. However, having a color listed in the Pantone system doesn’t mean you “own” that color or its name—it just means you’ve defined it according to their system.
  8. Artistic or Literary Works: While you can’t copyright a color, you could potentially get some protection for the way you describe or use a color in a creative work, although this would be limited.

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