#FF4000 Hex Code

Color Name: Red-Orange (X11)

What is hex #FF4000 Color?

Red-Orange (X11) (Hex code: FF4000) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #FF4000 is Red-Orange (X11). The RGB values are (255, 64, 0) which means it is composed of 80% red, 20% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:75 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, #FF4000 has a hue of 15°, 100% 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.

Hex #FF4000 Color Codes

Color NameRed-Orange (X11)
RGB Values(255, 64, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 75%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(15°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF3300
Inverse Color#00BFFF [Capri]
Closest Pantone®1655 C
Closest RAL2005 [Luminous orange]
Complementary Color#00BFFF [Capri]
#FF4000 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6A6A6A
Desaturated#808080
Weighted Average (Most Common)#727272
Weighted Average (Luma)#646464
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A3A3A3

Hex #FF4000 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF4000. Complementary color is 00BFFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of #FF4000 is #00BFFF which is called Capri. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF4000 color is offered by #00BFFF. 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 (FF4000, FFC000 and FF0040)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #FF4000 are #FFC000 and #FF0040, called Amber and Electric Crimson, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #FF4000 with a 30° separation. 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 (FF4000, 00FFC0 and 0040FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #FF4000 are #00FFC0 (Sea Green (Crayola)) and #0040FF (Blue (RYB)). 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 (FF4000, 00FF40 and 4000FF)

Triadic Palette

#FF4000 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF40 (Malachite) and #4000FF (Electric Ultramarine) along with #FF4000, our main color, 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 (FF4000, 00FF40, 00BFFF and FF00BF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #FF4000 has #00FF40 (Malachite), #00BFFF (Capri) and #FF00BF (Shocking Pink). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (FF4000, 40FF00, 00BFFF and C000FF)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #FF4000 contains #40FF00 (Harlequin), #00BFFF (Capri) and #C000FF (Electric Purple). 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

Hex #FF4000 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #FF4000 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

#FF4000 Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - FF4000

    Red-Orange (X11) plaid pattern

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.