Orange

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

Orange fruit

What is Orange Color?

Orange (Hex code: FFA500) Thumbnail

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.

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
Desaturated#808080
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Orange Color

Tints

  • Transparent FFB733#FFB733
  • Transparent FFC04D#FFC04D
  • Transparent FFC966#FFC966
  • Transparent FFD280#FFD280
  • Transparent FFDB99#FFDB99
  • Transparent FFE4B3#FFE4B3
  • Transparent FFEDCC#FFEDCC
  • Transparent FFF6E6#FFF6E6

Tones

  • Transparent E69E1A#E69E1A
  • Transparent D99A26#D99A26
  • Transparent CC9633#CC9633
  • Transparent C09340#C09340
  • Transparent B38F4D#B38F4D
  • Transparent A68B5A#A68B5A
  • Transparent 998766#998766
  • Transparent 8D8473#8D8473

Shades

  • Transparent CC8400#CC8400
  • Transparent B37400#B37400
  • Transparent 996300#996300
  • Transparent 805300#805300
  • Transparent 664200#664200
  • Transparent 4D3200#4D3200
  • Transparent 332100#332100
  • Transparent 1A1100#1A1100

Orange Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Orange Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Orange Plaid Pattern

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