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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ff9600

About hex color #ff9600 - near-Vivid gamboge

Hex color #ff9600 is close to the color named "Vivid gamboge". It's described as "yellow". When humans think of yellow in ads, the following may come to mind: feelings of cheerfulness, optimism, will power, energy, and sunshine. The color typically isn't associated with finance and wealth. Firefox, Lloyd’s, and 9 others are using a color close to Vivid gamboge in their branding. (Explore brands using Vivid gamboge).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ff9600 is created using 100% red, 58.8% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 41.2% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
100%
 
58.8%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
41.2%
 
100%
0%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ff9600 is made up of R: 255, G: 150, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:41.18, Y:100, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16750080 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff9900. Its closest named color is "Vivid gamboge". White should be used ontop of #ff9600 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ff9600. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ff9600
Websafe hex #ff9900
rgb 255, 150, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 58.59%, 0%
rgba R: 255, G: 150, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:41.18, Y:100, K:0
hsv 35.29, 100, 50
hsb 35.29, 100, 100
luma 164.295
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 231, 149, 35
Closest named color Vivid gamboge
Hunter-Lab 65.63, 30.97, 38.78
CIE-L*ab 71.6, 31.72, 76.82
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 71.6, 83.11, 67.56
CIE-L*uv 71.6, 87.42, 68.78°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ff9600. 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" #ff9600 and the second color is called the "compliment" #006aff.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#006aff
#ff9600

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ff9600 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #006aff.

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

#1500ff
#ff9600
#00e9ff

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.

#9400ff
#ff9600
#00ff94

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.

#ff006a
#006aff
#00ff94
#ff9600

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

#ff1500
#ff9600
#e9ff00

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ff9600 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 #ff9600 with black #000000.

#331e00
#4c2d00
#663c00
#7f4b00
#995a00
#b26900
#cc7800
#e58700

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ff9600 with white #FFFFFF.

#ffab33
#ffb54c
#ffc066
#ffca7f
#ffd599
#ffdfb2
#ffeacc
#fff4e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ff9600 with gray #808080.

#998466
#a68659
#b2884c
#bf8b40
#cc8d33
#d88f26
#e59119
#f2930c

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 #ff9600 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 #ff9600 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 #ff9600 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ff9600 appears as #ff9000 when in northern sky daylight and as #fc9654 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 #ff9600

#ff9600 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.

Vivid gamboge
Yellow Orange (Color Wheel)
Orange (RYB)
Orange peel
Dark orange
Vivid orange peel
Orange (web)
Cheese

Furthest named colors to #ff9600

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ff9600. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blue
Aqua
Cyan
Electric cyan
Spanish sky blue
Neon cyan
Blue (RYB)
Turquoise blue

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #ff9600, 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 #ff9600
Java new Color(255, 150, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 150, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.5882 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.5882f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.5882, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0096FF
Python Color('#ff9600')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ff9600. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16750080 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 150, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111111001011000000000
Hexff9600
Octal3772260
Decimal2551500

If you're considering using #ff9600 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 #ff9600 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ff9600 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ff9600 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ff9600 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ff9600 background.

This text is hex color #ff9600 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ff9600 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ff9600 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ff9600 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 #ff9600.

Buttons

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