Orange Peel

HEX #FF9F00 / RGB (255, 159, 0)

Peel of Orange Fruit

What is Orange Peel Color?

Orange Peel (Hex code: FF9F00) Thumbnail

Orange Peel has the hex code #FF9F00. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 159, 0), which means it is composed of 62% red, 38% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:38 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Orange Peel has a hue of 37°, 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.

Orange Peel is a strong orange color representative of the skin of the fruit. It can be applied on a web page using HTML and/or CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.

Orange Peel Color Codes

Hex Code#FF9F00
RGB Values(255, 159, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 38%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(37°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#0060FF [Brandeis Blue]
Closest Pantone®137 C
Closest RAL1028 [Melon yellow]
Complementary Color#0060FF [Brandeis Blue]
Orange Peel Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Luma)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Orange Peel Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF9F00. Complementary color is 0060FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Orange Peel is Brandeis Blue with the hex code #0060FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF9F00 color is offered by #0060FF. 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 (FF9F00, E0FF00 and FF2000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Orange Peel (#FF9F00) are Chartreuse (Traditional) (#E0FF00) and Ferrari Red (#FF2000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Orange Peel 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 (FF9F00, 00E0FF and 1F00FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Orange Peel (#FF9F00) are #00E0FF (Vivid Sky Blue) and #1F00FF (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 (FF9F00, 00FF9F and 9F00FF)

Triadic Palette

Orange Peel triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF9F (Medium Spring Green) and #9F00FF (Vivid Violet) along with #FF9F00 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 (FF9F00, 00FF9F, 0060FF and FF0060)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Orange Peel has four colors - #00FF9F (Medium Spring Green), #0060FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF0060 (Vivid Raspberry) in addition to the base color (#FF9F00). 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 (FF9F00, 00FF20, 0060FF and FF00E0)

Square Palette

Orange Peel square color palette has #00FF20 (Electric Green), #0060FF (Brandeis Blue) and #FF00E0 (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

Orange Peel Color Rainbow Palette

Our Orange Peel 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 Orange Peel Color


  • Transparent FFB233#FFB233
  • Transparent FFBC4D#FFBC4D
  • Transparent FFC566#FFC566
  • Transparent FFCF80#FFCF80
  • Transparent FFD999#FFD999
  • Transparent FFE2B3#FFE2B3
  • Transparent FFECCC#FFECCC
  • Transparent FFF5E6#FFF5E6


  • Transparent E6991A#E6991A
  • Transparent D99626#D99626
  • Transparent CC9333#CC9333
  • Transparent C09040#C09040
  • Transparent B38C4D#B38C4D
  • Transparent A6895A#A6895A
  • Transparent 998666#998666
  • Transparent 8D8373#8D8373


  • Transparent CC7F00#CC7F00
  • Transparent B36F00#B36F00
  • Transparent 995F00#995F00
  • Transparent 805000#805000
  • Transparent 664000#664000
  • Transparent 4D3000#4D3000
  • Transparent 332000#332000
  • Transparent 1A1000#1A1000

Orange Peel Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Peel Plaid Pattern

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