Light Orange (PWG)

HEX #D9A465 / RGB (217, 164, 101)

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What is Light Orange (PWG) Color?

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Light Orange (PWG) has the hex code #D9A465. The equivalent RGB values are (217, 164, 101), which means it is composed of 45% red, 34% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:24 Y:54 K:15. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Orange (PWG) has a hue of 33°, 53% saturation and a brightness value of 85%.
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.

Light Orange (PWG) is a color from the Printer Working Group list which itself has been derived from the X11 list. The color can only be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Also check the other variations of light orange color on this web site.

Light Orange (PWG) Color Codes

Hex Code#D9A465
RGB Values(217, 164, 101)
CMYK Values(0%, 24%, 54%, 15%)
HSV/HSB Values(33°, 53%, 85%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#265B9A [Cyan Cobalt Blue]
Closest Pantone®7509 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#659AD9 [Little Boy Blue]
Light Orange (PWG) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ADADAD
Weighted Average (Luma)#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CFCFCF

Light Orange (PWG) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of D9A465. Complementary color is 659AD9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Orange (PWG) is Little Boy Blue with the hex code #659AD9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D9A465 color is offered by #659AD9. 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 (D9A465, D4D965 and D96A65)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Orange (PWG) (#D9A465) are Chinese Green (#D4D965) and Fuzzy Wuzzy (#D96A65). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Orange (PWG) 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 (D9A465, 65D4D9 and 6A65D9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Orange (PWG) (#D9A465) are #65D4D9 (Sky Blue (Crayola)) and #6A65D9 (Slate 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 (D9A465, 65D9A4 and A465D9)

Triadic Palette

Light Orange (PWG) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #65D9A4 (Medium Aquamarine) and #A465D9 (Rich Lavender) along with #D9A465 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 (D9A465, 65D9A4, 659AD9 and D9659A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Orange (PWG) has four colors - #65D9A4 (Medium Aquamarine), #659AD9 (Little Boy Blue) and #D9659A (China Pink) in addition to the base color (#D9A465). 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 (D9A465, 65D96A, 659AD9 and D965D4)

Square Palette

Light Orange (PWG) square color palette has #65D96A (Pastel Green), #659AD9 (Little Boy Blue) and #D965D4 (Orchid). 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

Light Orange (PWG) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Orange (PWG) 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 Light Orange (PWG) Color


  • Transparent E1B684#E1B684
  • Transparent E4BF93#E4BF93
  • Transparent E8C8A3#E8C8A3
  • Transparent ECD2B2#ECD2B2
  • Transparent F0DBC1#F0DBC1
  • Transparent F4E4D1#F4E4D1
  • Transparent F7EDE0#F7EDE0
  • Transparent FBF6F0#FBF6F0


  • Transparent C79D6A#C79D6A
  • Transparent BE996D#BE996D
  • Transparent B59670#B59670
  • Transparent AD9273#AD9273
  • Transparent A48E75#A48E75
  • Transparent 9B8B78#9B8B78
  • Transparent 92877B#92877B
  • Transparent 89847D#89847D


  • Transparent AE8351#AE8351
  • Transparent 987347#987347
  • Transparent 82623D#82623D
  • Transparent 6D5233#6D5233
  • Transparent 574228#574228
  • Transparent 41311E#41311E
  • Transparent 2B2114#2B2114
  • Transparent 16100A#16100A

Light Orange (PWG) Color Patterns

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    Light Orange (PWG) Gingham Checks

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    Light Orange (PWG) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Orange (PWG) Plaid Pattern

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