Bright Orange

HEX #FF8B28 / RGB (255, 139, 40)

What is Bright Orange Color?

Bright Orange (Hex code: FF8B28) Thumbnail

Bright Orange has the hex code #FF8B28. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 139, 40), which means it is composed of 59% red, 32% green and 9% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:46 Y:84 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bright Orange has a hue of 28°, 84% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Bright orange is not part of the web and X11 colors list. It can therefore be applied to web pages only with HTML and/or CSS code via its hex, RGB or HSB values. Please also note that the bright orange color CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Bright Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#FF8B28
RGB Values(255, 139, 40)
CMYK Values(0%, 46%, 84%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(28°, 84%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9933
Inverse Color#0074D7 [True Blue]
Closest Pantone®715 C
Closest RAL2003 [Pastel orange]
Complementary Color#289CFF [Brilliant Azure]
Bright Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#919191
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Luma)#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C7C7C7

Bright Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF8B28. Complementary color is 289CFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bright Orange is Brilliant Azure with the hex code #289CFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF8B28 color is offered by #289CFF. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (FF8B28, FFF728 and FF2831)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bright Orange (#FF8B28) are Yellow Sun (#FFF728) and Deep Carmine Pink (#FF2831). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bright Orange with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (FF8B28, 28FFF7 and 2831FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bright Orange (#FF8B28) are #28FFF7 (Fluorescent Blue) and #2831FF (Bluebonnet). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (FF8B28, 28FF8B and 8B28FF)

Triadic Palette

Bright Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #28FF8B (Guppie Green) and #8B28FF (Purple (X11)) along with #FF8B28 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (FF8B28, 28FF8B, 289CFF and FF289C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bright Orange has four colors - #28FF8B (Guppie Green), #289CFF (Brilliant Azure) and #FF289C (Persian Rose) in addition to the base color (#FF8B28). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (FF8B28, 31FF28, 289CFF and F728FF)

Square Palette

Bright Orange square color palette has #31FF28 (Neon Green), #289CFF (Brilliant Azure) and #F728FF (Fuchsia). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Bright Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bright Orange rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Bright Orange Color


  • Transparent FFA253#FFA253
  • Transparent FFAE69#FFAE69
  • Transparent FFB97E#FFB97E
  • Transparent FFC594#FFC594
  • Transparent FFD1A9#FFD1A9
  • Transparent FFDCBF#FFDCBF
  • Transparent FFE8D4#FFE8D4
  • Transparent FFF3EA#FFF3EA


  • Transparent E6893A#E6893A
  • Transparent D98842#D98842
  • Transparent CC874B#CC874B
  • Transparent C08654#C08654
  • Transparent B3845D#B3845D
  • Transparent A68366#A68366
  • Transparent 99826E#99826E
  • Transparent 8D8177#8D8177


  • Transparent CC6F20#CC6F20
  • Transparent B3611C#B3611C
  • Transparent 995318#995318
  • Transparent 804614#804614
  • Transparent 663810#663810
  • Transparent 4D2A0C#4D2A0C
  • Transparent 331C08#331C08
  • Transparent 1A0E04#1A0E04

Bright Orange Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Orange Plaid Pattern