Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22) color information

Hex color #ec7f22 greatly resembles "Princeton orange" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "generic orange". When people from western culture see this color, Princeton orange (#ec7f22), used in branding, they might associate it with warmth, having confidence, pleasure, technology, and health care. Colors labeled as "generic orange" are rarely tied to travel. WordPress.com, The Audience Awards, and Montclair State University are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

#ec7f22 is made up of (236, 127, 34) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 46.19, 85.59, 7.45) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 15499042 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff6633. 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 luma #148.96
Websafe hex #ff6633 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(236, 127, 34) Adobe RGB (213.00, 124.00, 50.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(93%, 50%, 13%) Closest named color Princeton orange
rgba rgba(236.0, 127.0, 34.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, 36.73, 32.08)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 46.19, 85.59, 7.45) CIE-L*ab (64.16, 38.32, 62.10)
hsv hsv(27.75, 85.11, 53.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 72.97, 58.32)
hsb hsb(27.75, 86.02, 93.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, 93.01, 54.91)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

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" #2191ed.

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.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #ec7f22 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #2191ed.

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.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

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.

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

Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #ec7f22, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #ec7f22, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #ec7f22

When you combine pure gray with this color, #ec7f22, tones are produced.

#ec7f22 in gradients

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 section above.

#ec7f22 → #2191ed
#ec7f22 → #f1a564
#ec7f22 → #ffffff
#ec7f22 → #ede221
#ec7f22 → #8d4c14
#ec7f22 → #ed212b

#ec7f22 in different lighting conditions

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.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#ec7f22might 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Princeton orange (#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.

Novartis
WordPress.com
The Audience Awards
Montclair State University

#ec7f22 in programming

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.

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

Base Conversions of hex 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.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11101100 01111111 00100010
Hex ec 7f 22
Octal 354 177 42
Decimal 236 127 34

#ec7f22 Icons

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.

Color Faux-Princeton orange (#ec7f22) on different backgrounds

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. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

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.