Orange (RGB) has the hex code #FF7F00. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 127, 0), which means it is composed of
67% red, 33% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:50 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Orange (RGB) has a hue of 30°, 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.
The correct orange color of the RGB color wheel would be one that lies exactly between yellow and red. Now red is at 0° and yellow is an 60°. Thus, orange would be at 30°, right?
However, in both the X11 and web color lists (The two lists that are based on the RGB color wheel), orange lies at 39° which, in our opinion, is not an exact representation of the color. The orange displayed on this page can be considered the true RGB orange color! To apply this orange on a web page with HTML or CSS, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.
The complement of Orange (RGB) is Azure with the hex code #0080FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF7F00 color is offered by #0080FF. 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.
The analogous colors of Orange (RGB) (#FF7F00) are Yellow (#FFFF00) and Red (#FF0000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Orange (RGB) 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Orange (RGB) (#FF7F00) are #00FFFF (Aqua) and #0000FF (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.
Orange (RGB) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF7F (Guppie Green) and #7F00FF (Violet (Color Wheel)) along with #FF7F00 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Orange (RGB) has four colors - #00FF7F (Guppie Green), #0080FF (Azure) and #FF0080 (Bright Pink) in addition to the base color (#FF7F00). 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.
Orange (RGB) square color palette has #01FF00 (Electric Green), #0080FF (Azure) and #FF00FF (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.
Orange (RGB) Color Rainbow Palette
Our Orange (RGB) 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.