Are the verbs to orange and to pink with the meaning "become/turn orange/pink" in everyday use in British or American English?
Depending on the color, the "become/turn construction" can be avoided as with redden. One can use pinken ("to become pink"). However, there is no "orangen", so in some cases you will be stuck with the "periphrastic" form.
orange — I can't find a reference to a verb, and I've never heard it so used.
Uses 3 and 5 are quite specialised, 1 rather less so; but none is particularly common. As far as colours are concerned, become orange and become pink are more likely to be used. In fact my iPad spell-checker doesn't like "pinken" at all!
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