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Orange Color

HEX #FFA500 / RGB (255, 165, 0)

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What is Orange Color?

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Orange has the hex code #FFA500. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 165, 0), which means it is composed of 61% red, 39% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:35 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Orange has a hue of 39°, 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 color is included in the web colors list. This means it can be used by name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

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Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#FFA500
RGB Values(255, 165, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 35%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#005AFF [Blue (RYB)]
Closest Pantone®137 C
Closest RAL1028 [Melon yellow]
Complementary Color#005AFF [Blue (RYB)]
Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8C8C8C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AEAEAE
Weighted Average (Luma)#ACACAC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CFCFCF

Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFA500. Complementary color is 005AFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Orange is Blue (RYB) with the hex code #005AFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFA500 color is offered by #005AFF. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (FFA500, DAFF00 and FF2600)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Orange (#FFA500) are Chartreuse (Traditional) (#DAFF00) and Ferrari Red (#FF2600). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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.

FFA500 DAFF00 FF2600
Split Complementary color palette with (FFA500, 00DAFF and 2500FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Orange (#FFA500) are #00DAFF (Vivid Sky Blue) and #2500FF (Electric Ultramarine). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (FFA500, 00FFA5 and A500FF)

Triadic Palette

Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFA5 (Medium Spring Green) and #A500FF (Vivid Violet) along with #FFA500 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

FFA500 00FFA5 A500FF
Tetradic color palette with (FFA500, 00FFA5, 005AFF and FF005A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Orange has four colors - #00FFA5 (Medium Spring Green), #005AFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF005A (Folly) in addition to the base color (#FFA500). 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.

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Square color palette with (FFA500, 00FF26, 005AFF and FF00DA)

Square Palette

Orange square color palette has #00FF26 (Electric Green), #005AFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF00DA (Shocking Pink). 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.

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Rainbow color

Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our 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.

FFA600 7EFF00 00FF5D 00C7FF 1400FF EF00FF FF0035

Tints, Tones & Shades of Orange Color


  • Transparent FFB733FFB733
  • Transparent FFC04DFFC04D
  • Transparent FFC966FFC966
  • Transparent FFD280FFD280
  • Transparent FFDB99FFDB99
  • Transparent FFE4B3FFE4B3
  • Transparent FFEDCCFFEDCC
  • Transparent FFF6E6FFF6E6


  • Transparent E69E1AE69E1A
  • Transparent D99A26D99A26
  • Transparent CC9633CC9633
  • Transparent C09340C09340
  • Transparent B38F4DB38F4D
  • Transparent A68B5AA68B5A
  • Transparent 998766998766
  • Transparent 8D84738D8473


  • Transparent CC8400CC8400
  • Transparent B37400B37400
  • Transparent 996300996300
  • Transparent 805300805300
  • Transparent 664200664200
  • Transparent 4D32004D3200
  • Transparent 332100332100
  • Transparent 1A11001A1100

Orange Color Patterns

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

    Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Plaid Pattern

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