Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00) color information

Hex color #ff7f00 can simply be referred to as "Orange (color wheel)". It's labeled as "generic orange". When people from western culture see this color, Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00), used in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with warmth, having confidence, pleasure, technology, and health care. This color isn't popular for travel. Eventbrite, LocalBitcoins.com, and Muut are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

#ff7f00 is made up of (255, 127, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 50.20, 100.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16744192 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff6600. White should be used ontop of #ff7f00 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ff7f00. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ff7f00 luma #150.79
Websafe hex #ff6600 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(255, 127, 0) Adobe RGB (227.00, 128.00, 19.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 50%, 0%) Closest named color Orange (color wheel)
rgba rgba(255.0, 127.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (60.83, 41.24, 36.73)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 50.20, 100.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (67.28, 41.97, 77.10)
hsv hsv(30.00, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (67.28, 87.78, 61.44)
hsb hsb(30.00, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (67.28, 105.25, 63.19)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #ff7f00 while the second is the "compliment" #007fff.

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 Compliments of #Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ff7f00 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #007fff.

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 Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

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.

Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #ff7f00, lighter shades are produced.

Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #ff7f00, darker shades are produced.

Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #ff7f00, tones are produced.

#ff7f00 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 #ff7f00 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ff7f00 → #007fff
#ff7f00 → #ffa54c
#ff7f00 → #ffffff
#ff7f00 → #ffff00
#ff7f00 → #994c00
#ff7f00 → #ff0000

#ff7f00 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #ff7f00 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 #ff7f00 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

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

#ff7f00might 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 Orange (color wheel) (#ff7f00)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ff7f00. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Eventbrite
LocalBitcoins.com
Muut
Massy Group
Thomson Reuters
Scouts UK
Nexmo

#ff7f00 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 #ff7f00
Java new Color(255, 127, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 127, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:127 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 127f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:127, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $007fff
Python Color('#ff7f00')

Base Conversions of hex color #ff7f00

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ff7f00. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16744192 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 127, 0.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 01111111 00000000
Hex ff 7f 00
Octal 377 177 0
Decimal 255 127 0

Icons incorporating the color #ff7f00

If you're considering using #ff7f00 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #ff7f00 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ff7f00 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 #ff7f00 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ff7f00 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ff7f00 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ff7f00 background.
This text is hex color #ff7f00 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ff7f00 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ff7f00 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ff7f00 and white (#ffffff) background.