International Orange (Engineering)

HEX #BA160C / RGB (186, 22, 12)

Tokyo Tower

What is International Orange (Engineering) Color?

International Orange (Engineering) (Hex code: BA160C) Thumbnail

International Orange (Engineering) has the hex code #BA160C. The equivalent RGB values are (186, 22, 12), which means it is composed of 85% red, 10% green and 5% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:88 Y:94 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, International Orange (Engineering) has a hue of 3°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

The International Orange (Engineering) is a vivid red color specified in the Federal Standard 595 for use in engineering, especially military. The color contrasts strongly with the azure blue of the sky and is also used on very tall towers or the antennas placed over such towers; for example, the Tokyo Tower and the Main Tower in Frankfurt.

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International Orange (Engineering) Color Codes

Hex Code#BA160C
RGB Values(186, 22, 12)
CMYK Values(0%, 88%, 94%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(3°, 94%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0000
Inverse Color#45E9F3 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®3546 C
Closest RAL3020 [Traffic red]
Complementary Color#0CB0BA [Tiffany Blue]
International Orange (Engineering) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#494949
Weighted Average (Most Common)#464646
Weighted Average (Luma)#383838
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7D7D7D

International Orange (Engineering) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BA160C. Complementary color is 0CB0BA

Complementary Palette

The complement of International Orange (Engineering) is Tiffany Blue with the hex code #0CB0BA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BA160C color is offered by #0CB0BA. 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 (BA160C, BA6D0C and BA0C59)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of International Orange (Engineering) (#BA160C) are Philippine Gold (#BA6D0C) and Pictorial Carmine (#BA0C59). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of International Orange (Engineering) 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 (BA160C, 0CBA6D and 0C59BA)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of International Orange (Engineering) (#BA160C) are #0CBA6D (GO Green) and #0C59BA (Sapphire). 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 (BA160C, 0CBA16 and 160CBA)

Triadic Palette

International Orange (Engineering) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #0CBA16 (Vivid Malachite) and #160CBA (Neon Blue) along with #BA160C 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 (BA160C, 0CBA16, 0CB0BA and BA0CB0)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of International Orange (Engineering) has four colors - #0CBA16 (Vivid Malachite), #0CB0BA (Tiffany Blue) and #BA0CB0 (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#BA160C). 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 (BA160C, 59BA0C, 0CB0BA and 6D0CBA)

Square Palette

International Orange (Engineering) square color palette has #59BA0C (Kelly Green), #0CB0BA (Tiffany Blue) and #6D0CBA (Violet (RYB)). 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

International Orange (Engineering) Color Rainbow Palette

Our International Orange (Engineering) 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 International Orange (Engineering) Color


  • Transparent C8453D#C8453D
  • Transparent CF5C55#CF5C55
  • Transparent D6736D#D6736D
  • Transparent DD8B86#DD8B86
  • Transparent E3A29E#E3A29E
  • Transparent EAB9B6#EAB9B6
  • Transparent F1D0CE#F1D0CE
  • Transparent F8E8E7#F8E8E7


  • Transparent AE2B23#AE2B23
  • Transparent A9362F#A9362F
  • Transparent A3403A#A3403A
  • Transparent 9D4B46#9D4B46
  • Transparent 975652#975652
  • Transparent 91605D#91605D
  • Transparent 8C6B69#8C6B69
  • Transparent 867574#867574


  • Transparent 95120A#95120A
  • Transparent 820F08#820F08
  • Transparent 700D07#700D07
  • Transparent 5D0B06#5D0B06
  • Transparent 4A0905#4A0905
  • Transparent 380704#380704
  • Transparent 250402#250402
  • Transparent 130201#130201

International Orange (Engineering) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange (Engineering) Plaid Pattern

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