Safety Orange

HEX #FF7900 / RGB (255, 121, 0)

Safety orange vest

What is Safety Orange Color?

Safety Orange (Hex code: FF7900) Thumbnail

Safety Orange has the hex code #FF7900. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 121, 0), which means it is composed of 68% red, 32% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:53 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Safety Orange has a hue of 28°, 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.

Safety Orange is from the American National Standards Institute safety colors list. It is a bright color and is used as a warning color on clothing, traffic cones or backgrounds. Safety orange is a complementary color of azure - the color the typical sky an thus provides high contrast and immediate visibility.

The closest Pantone® color specified in the 2017 standards is 151 C. And to apply the color on web pages with HTML and/or CSS, use the hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK color values.

Safety Orange Color Codes

Hex Code#FF7900
RGB Values(255, 121, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 53%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(28°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF6600
Inverse Color#0086FF [Azure]
Closest Pantone®151 C
Closest RAL1037 [Sun yellow]
Complementary Color#0086FF [Azure]
Safety Orange Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7D7D7D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#949494
Weighted Average (Luma)#8D8D8D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BEBEBE

Safety Orange Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FF7900. Complementary color is 0086FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Safety Orange is Azure with the hex code #0086FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FF7900 color is offered by #0086FF. 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 (FF7900, FFF900 and FF0006)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Safety Orange (#FF7900) are Lemon (#FFF900) and Red (#FF0006). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Safety 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 (FF7900, 00FFF9 and 0006FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Safety Orange (#FF7900) are #00FFF9 (Aqua) and #0006FF (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 (FF7900, 00FF79 and 7900FF)

Triadic Palette

Safety Orange triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FF79 (Guppie Green) and #7900FF (Violet (Color Wheel)) along with #FF7900 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 (FF7900, 00FF79, 0086FF and FF0086)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Safety Orange has four colors - #00FF79 (Guppie Green), #0086FF (Azure) and #FF0086 (Bright Pink) in addition to the base color (#FF7900). 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 (FF7900, 07FF00, 0086FF and F900FF)

Square Palette

Safety Orange square color palette has #07FF00 (Electric Green), #0086FF (Azure) and #F900FF (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

Safety Orange Color Rainbow Palette

Our Safety 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 Safety Orange Color


  • Transparent FF9433#FF9433
  • Transparent FFA14D#FFA14D
  • Transparent FFAF66#FFAF66
  • Transparent FFBC80#FFBC80
  • Transparent FFC999#FFC999
  • Transparent FFD7B3#FFD7B3
  • Transparent FFE4CC#FFE4CC
  • Transparent FFF2E6#FFF2E6


  • Transparent E67A1A#E67A1A
  • Transparent D97B26#D97B26
  • Transparent CC7C33#CC7C33
  • Transparent C07D40#C07D40
  • Transparent B37D4D#B37D4D
  • Transparent A67E5A#A67E5A
  • Transparent 997F66#997F66
  • Transparent 8D7F73#8D7F73


  • Transparent CC6100#CC6100
  • Transparent B35500#B35500
  • Transparent 994900#994900
  • Transparent 803D00#803D00
  • Transparent 663000#663000
  • Transparent 4D2400#4D2400
  • Transparent 331800#331800
  • Transparent 1A0C00#1A0C00

Safety Orange Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Orange Plaid Pattern

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