Dark orange (#ff8c00) color information

The hexidecimal color, #ff8c00, is commonly known by the name "Dark orange". This color is described as "generic orange". When people spot this color, Dark orange (#ff8c00), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: caution or skepticism, being encouraged to participate, creativity, health care, and technology. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for clothing. GoDaddy, SoundCloud, and HomeAway are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #ff8c00

#ff8c00 is made up of (255, 140, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 45.10, 100.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16747520 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff9900. White should be used ontop of #ff8c00 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ff8c00. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ff8c00 luma #158.43
Websafe hex #ff9900 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(255, 140, 0) Adobe RGB (230.00, 138.00, 32.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 55%, 0%) Closest named color Dark orange
rgba rgba(255.0, 140.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (63.25, 37.22, 37.53)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 45.10, 100.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (69.47, 37.90, 75.74)
hsv hsv(33.00, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (69.47, 84.69, 63.42)
hsb hsb(33.00, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (69.47, 97.96, 65.21)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Dark orange (#ff8c00)

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" #ff8c00 and the second color is called the "compliment" #0072ff.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Dark orange (#ff8c00)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #ff8c00 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #0072ff.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Dark orange (#ff8c00)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Dark orange (#ff8c00)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Dark orange (#ff8c00)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter shades of #ff8c00

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ff8c00 with white

Darker shades of #ff8c00

Darker shades are produced by blending #ff8c00 with black

Tones of #ff8c00

Tones are produced by blending #ff8c00 with gray

Gradients including #ff8c00

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 #ff8c00 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ff8c00 → #0072ff
#ff8c00 → #ffae4c
#ff8c00 → #ffffff
#ff8c00 → #f2ff00
#ff8c00 → #995400
#ff8c00 → #ff0c00

How #ff8c00 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #ff8c00 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 #ff8c00 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #ff8c00

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

#ff8c00might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #ff8c00

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ff8c00. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

GoDaddy
SoundCloud
HomeAway
TYPO3
Fiskars

Programming Language Syntax for #ff8c00

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 #ff8c00
Java new Color(255, 140, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 140, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:140 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 140f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:140, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $008cff
Python Color('#ff8c00')

Base Conversions of hex color #ff8c00

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ff8c00. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16747520 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 140, 0.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 10001100 00000000
Hex ff 8c 00
Octal 377 214 0
Decimal 255 140 0

#ff8c00 Icons

If you're considering using #ff8c00 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Dark orange (#ff8c00) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ff8c00 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 #ff8c00 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ff8c00 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ff8c00 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ff8c00 background.
This text is hex color #ff8c00 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ff8c00 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ff8c00 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ff8c00 and white (#ffffff) background.