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#FF8C00 Hex Code

Color Name: Dark Orange

What is hex #FF8C00 Color?

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The color name of hex code #FF8C00 is Dark Orange. The RGB values are (255, 140, 0) which means it is composed of 65% red, 35% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:45 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, #FF8C00 has a hue of 33°, 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.

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Hex #FF8C00 Color Codes

Color NameDark Orange
RGB Values(255, 140, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 45%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(33°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#0073FF [Brandeis Blue]
Closest Pantone®151 C
Closest RAL1028 [Melon yellow]
Complementary Color#0073FF [Brandeis Blue]
#FF8C00 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#848484
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Luma)#9A9A9A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C6C6C6

Hex #FF8C00 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF8C00. Complementary color is 0073FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of #FF8C00 is #0073FF which is called Brandeis Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF8C00 color is offered by #0073FF. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (FF8C00, F3FF00 and FF0D00)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #FF8C00 are #F3FF00 and #FF0D00, called Lemon Glacier and Candy Apple Red, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #FF8C00 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.

FF8C00 F3FF00 FF0D00
Split Complementary color palette with (FF8C00, 00F3FF and 0D00FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #FF8C00 are #00F3FF (Aqua) and #0D00FF (Blue). 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.

FF8C00 00F3FF 0D00FF
Triadic color palette with (FF8C00, 00FF8C and 8C00FF)

Triadic Palette

#FF8C00 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF8C (Guppie Green) and #8C00FF (Electric Violet) along with #FF8C00, 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.

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Tetradic color palette with (FF8C00, 00FF8C, 0073FF and FF0073)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #FF8C00 has #00FF8C (Guppie Green), #0073FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF0073 (Vivid Raspberry). 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.

FF8C00 00FF8C 0073FF FF0073
Square color palette with (FF8C00, 00FF0D, 0073FF and FF00F3)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #FF8C00 contains #00FF0D (Electric Green), #0073FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF00F3 (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.

FF8C00 00FF0D 0073FF FF00F3
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Hex #FF8C00 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #FF8C00 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of FF8C00 Color


  • Transparent FFA333FFA333
  • Transparent FFAF4DFFAF4D
  • Transparent FFBA66FFBA66
  • Transparent FFC680FFC680
  • Transparent FFD199FFD199
  • Transparent FFDDB3FFDDB3
  • Transparent FFE8CCFFE8CC
  • Transparent FFF4E6FFF4E6


  • Transparent E68A1AE68A1A
  • Transparent D98826D98826
  • Transparent CC8733CC8733
  • Transparent C08640C08640
  • Transparent B3854DB3854D
  • Transparent A6845AA6845A
  • Transparent 998266998266
  • Transparent 8D81738D8173


  • Transparent CC7000CC7000
  • Transparent B36200B36200
  • Transparent 995400995400
  • Transparent 804600804600
  • Transparent 663800663800
  • Transparent 4D2A004D2A00
  • Transparent 331C00331C00
  • Transparent 1A0E001A0E00

#FF8C00 Color Patterns

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    #FF8C00 Leaves Pattern

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    #FF8C00 Houndstooth Pattern

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    #FF8C00 Trellis Pattern

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    #FF8C00 Plaid Pattern

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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.