International Orange

HEX #F04A00 / RGB (240, 74, 0)

Golden Gate Bridge

What is International Orange Color?

International Orange (Hex code: F04A00) Thumbnail

International Orange is a bright reddish-orange color used on the Golden Gate Bridge. The color was decided by consulting architect for the bridge, Irving F. Morrow, after extensive studies. He wanted a color that could blend well with the surrounding hills as well as provide sufficient contrast with the ocean and the sky.

The CMYK values of this orange vermillion color as suggested on the Golden Gate Bridge official web site are (0, 69, 100, 6). The closest Pantone® values are 173, 174 and 180.

Note: There are other tons of International Orange including ones used in aerospace and engineering. Please search this site for more information.

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International Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#F04A00
RGB Values(240, 74, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 69%, 100%, 6%)
HSV/HSB Values(19°, 100%, 94%)
Closest Web Safe#FF3300
Inverse Color#0FB5FF [Spiro Disco Ball]
Pantone®173, 174 and 180
Closest RAL2004 [Pure orange]
Complementary Color#00A6F0 [Vivid Cerulean]
International Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#696969
Weighted Average (Most Common)#747474
Weighted Average (Luma)#686868
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A5A5A5

International Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F04A00. Complementary color is 00A6F0

Complementary Palette

The complement of International Orange is Vivid Cerulean with the hex code #00A6F0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F04A00 color is offered by #00A6F0. 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 (F04A00, F0C200 and F0002E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of International Orange (#F04A00) are Yellow (Munsell) (#F0C200) and Spanish Red (#F0002E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of International 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 (F04A00, 00F0C2 and 002EF0)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of International Orange (#F04A00) are #00F0C2 (Sea Green (Crayola)) and #002EF0 (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 (F04A00, 00F04A and 4A00F0)

Triadic Palette

International Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00F04A (Malachite) and #4A00F0 (Electric Ultramarine) along with #F04A00 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 (F04A00, 00F04A, 00A6F0 and F000A6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of International Orange has four colors - #00F04A (Malachite), #00A6F0 (Vivid Cerulean) and #F000A6 (Fashion Fuchsia) in addition to the base color (#F04A00). 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 (F04A00, 2EF000, 00A6F0 and C200F0)

Square Palette

International Orange square color palette has #2EF000 (Harlequin), #00A6F0 (Vivid Cerulean) and #C200F0 (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

International Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our International 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 International Orange Color


  • Transparent F36E33#F36E33
  • Transparent F5804D#F5804D
  • Transparent F69266#F69266
  • Transparent F8A580#F8A580
  • Transparent F9B799#F9B799
  • Transparent FBC9B3#FBC9B3
  • Transparent FCDBCC#FCDBCC
  • Transparent FEEDE6#FEEDE6


  • Transparent DA551A#DA551A
  • Transparent CE5A26#CE5A26
  • Transparent C36033#C36033
  • Transparent B86540#B86540
  • Transparent AD6A4D#AD6A4D
  • Transparent A2705A#A2705A
  • Transparent 967566#967566
  • Transparent 8B7B73#8B7B73


  • Transparent C03B00#C03B00
  • Transparent A83400#A83400
  • Transparent 902C00#902C00
  • Transparent 782500#782500
  • Transparent 601E00#601E00
  • Transparent 481600#481600
  • Transparent 300F00#300F00
  • Transparent 180700#180700

International Orange Color Patterns

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    International Orange Gingham Checks

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    International Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    International Orange Polka Dots Pattern

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    International Orange Honeycomb Pattern

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    International Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange Houndstooth Pattern

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    International Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    International Orange Plaid Pattern

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