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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ff8c00

About hex color #ff8c00 - Dark orange

Hex color #ff8c00 has the name "Dark orange". It's categorized as "orange". When people spot the color orange in ads, they might associate it with: warmth, being encouraged to participate, being centrally-located, playgrounds or fun environments, and health care. This color isn't popular for finance and wealth. GoDaddy, United Way, and 9 others are using a color close to Dark orange in their branding. (Explore brands using Dark orange).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ff8c00 is created using 100% red, 54.9% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 45.1% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
100%
 
54.9%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
45.1%
 
100%
0%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ff8c00 is made up of R: 255, G: 140, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:45.1, Y:100, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16747520 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff9900. This color is named "Dark orange". 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
Websafe hex #ff9900
rgb 255, 140, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 54.69%, 0%
rgba R: 255, G: 140, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:45.1, Y:100, K:0
hsv 32.94, 100, 50
hsb 32.94, 100, 100
luma 158.425
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 229, 139, 32
Closest named color Dark orange
Hunter-Lab 63.26, 36.07, 37.49
CIE-L*ab 69.48, 36.83, 75.49
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 69.48, 84, 63.99
CIE-L*uv 69.48, 95.89, 65.4°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ff8c00. 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" #ff8c00 and the second color is called the "compliment" #0077ff.

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

#0077ff
#ff8c00

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ff8c00 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #0077ff.

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

#0800ff
#ff8c00
#00f6ff

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: Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

#8800ff
#ff8c00
#00ff88

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

#ff0077
#0077ff
#00ff88
#ff8c00

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: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

#ff0800
#ff8c00
#f6ff00

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ff8c00 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 #ff8c00 with black #000000.

#331c00
#4c2a00
#663800
#7f4600
#995400
#b26200
#cc7000
#e57e00

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ff8c00 with white #FFFFFF.

#ffa333
#ffae4c
#ffba66
#ffc57f
#ffd199
#ffdcb2
#ffe8cc
#fff3e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ff8c00 with gray #808080.

#998266
#a68359
#b2844c
#bf8640
#cc8733
#d88826
#e58919
#f28a0c

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 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 #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. For example, #ff8c00 appears as #ff8b35 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #fc8c51 when in cool 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 #ff8c00

#ff8c00 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.

Dark orange
Yellow Orange (Color Wheel)
Orange (color wheel)
Vivid gamboge
Orange (RYB)
Neon tangerine
Amber (SAE/ECE)
Tangerine

Furthest named colors 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.

Blue
Aqua
Cyan
Electric cyan
Spanish sky 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 #ff8c00, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Lloyd’s uses the color #ff9900

#ff9900
#007ea3
#1e1e1e
#631d76
#6ec9e0
#9e4770
#9ea900
#d81f2a
#e0d86e
   

Firefox uses the color #ff9500

#ff9500
#002147
#00539f
#0095dd
#331e54
#e66000
#ffcb00
 

Fiskars uses the color #ff8e00

#000000
#ff8e00
#005172
#55601c
#955214
   

Mastercard uses the color #ff9900

#ff9900
#000066
#cc0000
 

WhatsBroadcast uses the color #ff9300

#ff9300
#005888
#0076ba
#225f1e
#33482c
#37aef3
#4aae20
#6cc751
#8732cd
#cd3292
#e44436
#f8cc07

United Way uses the color #ff9600

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

TYPO3 uses the color #ff8700

#ff8700
   

Amazon uses the color #ff9900

#ff9900
#146eb4
  

HomeAway uses the color #ff8a00

#ff8a00
#2a6ebb
  

SoundCloud uses the color #ff8800

#ff8800
#ff3300
  

GoDaddy uses the color #ff8a00

#ff8a00
#7db701
  
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 #ff8c00
Java new Color(255, 140, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 140, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.549 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.549f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.549, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $008CFF
Python 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.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111111000110000000000
Hexff8c00
Octal3772140
Decimal2551400

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.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

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.

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.

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 #ff8c00.

Buttons

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