Pale Orange

HEX #FFCD9B / RGB (255, 205, 155)

What is Pale Orange Color?

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Pale Orange has the hex code #FFCD9B. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 205, 155), which means it is composed of 41% red, 33% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:20 Y:39 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pale Orange has a hue of 30°, 39% 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.

Pale Orange color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, pale orange can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Pale Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#FFCD9B
RGB Values(255, 205, 155)
CMYK Values(0%, 20%, 39%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(30°, 39%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC99
Inverse Color#003264 [Dark Midnight Blue]
Closest Pantone®712 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9BCDFF [Baby Blue Eyes]
Pale Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#CDCDCD
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Luma)#D4D4D4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E3E3E3

Pale Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFCD9B. Complementary color is 9BCDFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pale Orange is Baby Blue Eyes with the hex code #9BCDFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFCD9B color is offered by #9BCDFF. 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 (FFCD9B, FFFF9B and FF9B9B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pale Orange (#FFCD9B) are Canary (#FFFF9B) and Light Salmon Pink (#FF9B9B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pale 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 (FFCD9B, 9BFFFF and 9B9BFF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pale Orange (#FFCD9B) are #9BFFFF (Waterspout) and #9B9BFF (Maximum Blue Purple). 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 (FFCD9B, 9BFFCD and CD9BFF)

Triadic Palette

Pale Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9BFFCD (Magic Mint) and #CD9BFF (Pale Violet) along with #FFCD9B 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 (FFCD9B, 9BFFCD, 9BCDFF and FF9BCD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pale Orange has four colors - #9BFFCD (Magic Mint), #9BCDFF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #FF9BCD (Pale Magenta-Pink) in addition to the base color (#FFCD9B). 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 (FFCD9B, 9BFF9B, 9BCDFF and FF9BFF)

Square Palette

Pale Orange square color palette has #9BFF9B (Mint Green), #9BCDFF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #FF9BFF (Rich Brilliant Lavender). 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

Pale Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pale 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 Pale Orange Color


  • Transparent FFD7AF#FFD7AF
  • Transparent FFDCB9#FFDCB9
  • Transparent FFE1C3#FFE1C3
  • Transparent FFE6CD#FFE6CD
  • Transparent FFEBD7#FFEBD7
  • Transparent FFF0E1#FFF0E1
  • Transparent FFF5EB#FFF5EB
  • Transparent FFFAF5#FFFAF5


  • Transparent E6BE96#E6BE96
  • Transparent D9B693#D9B693
  • Transparent CCAE90#CCAE90
  • Transparent C0A78E#C0A78E
  • Transparent B39F8B#B39F8B
  • Transparent A69788#A69788
  • Transparent 998F85#998F85
  • Transparent 8D8883#8D8883


  • Transparent CCA47C#CCA47C
  • Transparent B3906D#B3906D
  • Transparent 997B5D#997B5D
  • Transparent 80674E#80674E
  • Transparent 66523E#66523E
  • Transparent 4D3E2F#4D3E2F
  • Transparent 33291F#33291F
  • Transparent 1A1510#1A1510

Pale Orange Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Orange Plaid Pattern