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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ec7f22

About hex color #ec7f22 - near-Princeton orange

Hex color #ec7f22 looks similar to "Princeton orange". It's categorized as "orange". When people from western culture see orange in brand logos, the following may come to mind: warmth, having confidence, pleasure, health care, and health care. The color typically isn't associated with clothing. Carrefour, Residence Inn, and 26 others are using a color close to Princeton orange in their branding. (Explore brands using Princeton orange).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ec7f22 is created using 92.5% red, 49.8% green, and 13.3% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 46.2% magenta, 85.6% yellow, and 7.5% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
92.5%
 
49.8%
 
13.3%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
46.2%
 
85.6%
7.5%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ec7f22 is made up of R: 236, G: 127, B: 34 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:46.19, Y:85.59, K:7.45 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 15499042 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff6633. Its closest named color is "Princeton orange". White should be used ontop of #ec7f22 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ec7f22. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ec7f22
Websafe hex #ff6633
rgb 236, 127, 34
rgb percent (%) 92.19%, 49.61%, 13.28%
rgba R: 236, G: 127, B: 34, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:46.19, Y:85.59, K:7.45
hsv 27.62, 84.17, 52.94
hsb 27.62, 85.59, 92.55
luma 148.955
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 211, 126, 47
Closest named color Princeton orange
Hunter-Lab 57.56, 34.61, 32.52
CIE-L*ab 64.26, 36.29, 63.7
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 64.26, 73.32, 60.33
CIE-L*uv 64.26, 89.8, 56.41°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ec7f22. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #ec7f22 and the second color is called the "compliment" #2291ec.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#2291ec
#ec7f22

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ec7f22 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #2291ec.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

#222cec
#ec7f22
#22ece1

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

#7c22ec
#ec7f22
#22ec7c

Tetradic

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#ec2291
#2291ec
#22ec7c
#ec7f22

Analagous

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Design Tip: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

#ec222c
#ec7f22
#ece122

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #ec7f22: "technology".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ec7f22 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #ec7f22 with black #000000.

#2f1906
#46260a
#5e320d
#763f11
#8d4c14
#a55817
#bc651b
#d4721e

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ec7f22 with white #FFFFFF.

#ef984e
#f1a564
#f3b27a
#f5bf90
#f7cba6
#f9d8bc
#fbe5d2
#fdf2e8

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ec7f22 with gray #808080.

#957f6d
#a07f63
#ab7f5a
#b67f51
#c07f47
#cb7f3e
#d67f34
#e17f2b

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #ec7f22 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #ec7f22 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #ec7f22 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ec7f22 appears as #f17d00 when in old daylight and as #df8466 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #ec7f22

#ec7f22 might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Princeton orange
Vivid tangelo
Cadmium orange
Beer
Carrot orange
Pumpkin
Deep carrot orange
Neon tangerine

Furthest named colors to #ec7f22

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ec7f22. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Aqua
Cyan
Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Blue
Neon cyan
Turquoise blue
Vivid sky blue

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #ec7f22, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Stack Overflow uses the color #f48024

#f48024
#222426
#bcbbbb
 

Montclair State University uses the color #e87d1e

#e87d1e
#00386b
#94ce08
#969491
#ce1141
#eeb111
  

Magento uses the color #f46f25

#f46f25
   

Carrefour uses the color #f67828

#f67828
#00387b
#237f52
#bb1e10

Odnoklassniki uses the color #ed812b

#ed812b
   

Zapier uses the color #fd7622

#fd7622
#13d0ab
#499df3
#5f6c72
#ff4a00
#ffc43e
  

GitLab uses the color #fc6d26

#fc6d26
#554488
#e24329
#fca326

University of Cambridge uses the color #ea7125

#ea7125
#0072cf
#00b1c1
#55a51c
#8f2bbc
#d6083b
  

SunTrust uses the color #e36f1e

#e36f1e
#00447c
#fdb913
 

Swarm uses the color #f06d1f

#f06d1f
#ffa633
  

Flattr uses the color #f67c1a

#f67c1a
#338d11
  

United Way uses the color #f57814

#f57814
#000064
#10167f
#505050
#7c81b8
#969696
#b41428
#e6d7aa
#f0e6c8
#fe230a
#ff9600
#ff967d
#ffc87d
   

The Audience Awards uses the color #ee8421

#ee8421
#222222
#8c8a8a
 

Follr uses the color #f67019

#f67019
#4dc9f6
#537bc4
#acc236
#f53794
   

Snagajob uses the color #f36f21

#f36f21
   

Residence Inn uses the color #f58025

#f58025
#3a6e8f
#87b2d8
#8d8b00
#b32317
#c1d72f
  

Skillshare uses the color #f26b21

#f26b21
#68b8be
  

Rochester Institute of Technology uses the color #f36e21

#f36e21
#513127
  

Trustpilot uses the color #f37324

#f37324
#007f4e
#72b043
#c8c8c8
#e12729
#f8cc1b
  

LinkedIn uses the color #e68523

#e68523
#000000
#0077b5
#00a0dc
#313335
#86888a
#8d6cab
#caccce
#dd5143
   

Cloudflare uses the color #f38020

#f38020
#404041
#faae40
 

Walmart uses the color #f47421

#f47421
#007dc6
#222222
#444444
#76c143
#79b9e7
#e7f0f7
#f2f8fd
#ffc120
   

WordPress.com uses the color #f0821e

#f0821e
#005082
#0087be
#00aadc
#2e4453
#3d596d
#4ab866
#4f748e
#668eaa
#78dcfa
#87a6bc
#a8bece
#d54e21
#d94f4f
#e9eff3
#e9eff3
#f0b849
#f3f6f8
  

Walgreens uses the color #f37520

#f37520
#2774a6
#35393d
#489cd4
#e31837
   

Renaissance Hotels uses the color #f58021

#000000
#f58021
#999999
 

UCSF uses the color #f48024

#f48024
#052049
#178ccb
#18a3ac
#90bd31
   

Novartis uses the color #ec7f22

#ec7f22
#765438
#a13323
#e65124
#f8b22a
#ffd430
  

Aetna uses the color #f47721

#f47721
#00a78e
#00bce4
#7ac143
#7d3f98
#d20962
  
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

HTML, CSS #ec7f22
Java new Color(236, 127, 34)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 236, 127, 34);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.9255 green:0.498 blue:0.1333 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.9255f, 0.498f, 0.1333f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.9255, green:0.498, blue:0.1333, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $227FEC
Python Color('#ec7f22')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ec7f22. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 15499042 while the individual RGB conversions are: 236, 127, 34.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111011000111111100100010
Hexec7f22
Octal35417742
Decimal23612734

If you're considering using #ec7f22 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ec7f22 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ec7f22 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ec7f22 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ec7f22 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ec7f22 background.

This text is hex color #ec7f22 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ec7f22 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ec7f22 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ec7f22 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #ec7f22.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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