#FF9900 Hex Code

Color Name: Vivid Gamboge

What is hex #FF9900 Color?

Vivid Gamboge (Hex code: FF9900) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #FF9900 is Vivid Gamboge. The RGB values are (255, 153, 0) which means it is composed of 63% red, 38% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:40 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, #FF9900 has a hue of 36°, 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 #FF9900 Color Codes

Color NameVivid Gamboge
RGB Values(255, 153, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 40%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(36°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#0066FF [Brandeis Blue]
Closest Pantone®2013 C
Closest RAL1028 [Melon yellow]
Complementary Color#0066FF [Brandeis Blue]
#FF9900 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#888888
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A7A7A7
Weighted Average (Luma)#A4A4A4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CBCBCB

Hex #FF9900 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF9900. Complementary color is 0066FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of #FF9900 is #0066FF 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 #FF9900 color is offered by #0066FF. 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 (FF9900, E6FF00 and FF1A00)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #FF9900 are #E6FF00 and #FF1A00, called Chartreuse (Traditional) and Ferrari Red, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #FF9900 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 (FF9900, 00E6FF and 1900FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #FF9900 are #00E6FF (Aqua) and #1900FF (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.

Triadic color palette with (FF9900, 00FF99 and 9900FF)

Triadic Palette

#FF9900 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF99 (Medium Spring Green) and #9900FF (Vivid Violet) along with #FF9900, 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 (FF9900, 00FF99, 0066FF and FF0066)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #FF9900 has #00FF99 (Medium Spring Green), #0066FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF0066 (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.

Square color palette with (FF9900, 00FF1A, 0066FF and FF00E6)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #FF9900 contains #00FF1A (Electric Green), #0066FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF00E6 (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

Hex #FF9900 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #FF9900 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.

Shades of Vivid Gamboge Color


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  • Transperent 4d2e004D2E00
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  • Transperent 1a0f001A0F00

#FF9900 Color Patterns

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    Vivid Gamboge Gingham Checks

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    Vivid Gamboge Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge Polka Dots Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge Honeycomb Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge Leaves Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge Houndstooth Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge Trellis Pattern

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    Vivid Gamboge 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.