Orange (web) (#ffa500) color information

Hex color #ffa500 can simply be referred to as "Orange (web)". The color is categorized as "generic orange". When people from western culture see this color, Orange (web) (#ffa500), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: warmth, being encouraged to participate, being centrally-located, technology, and technology. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for finance and wealth. Continental AG and Shazam use this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #ffa500

#ffa500 is made up of (255, 165, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 35.29, 100.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16753920 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff9900. White should be used ontop of #ffa500 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ffa500. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ffa500 luma #173.10
Websafe hex #ff9900 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(255, 165, 0) Adobe RGB (234.00, 162.00, 33.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 65%, 0%) Closest named color Orange (web)
rgba rgba(255.0, 165.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (69.28, 24.54, 41.11)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 35.29, 100.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (74.82, 25.17, 80.49)
hsv hsv(39.00, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (74.82, 84.33, 72.64)
hsb hsb(39.00, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (74.82, 77.42, 74.35)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Orange (web) (#ffa500)

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" #ffa500 while the second is the "compliment" #0059ff.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Orange (web) (#ffa500)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #ffa500 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #0059ff.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Orange (web) (#ffa500)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Orange (web) (#ffa500)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Orange (web) (#ffa500)

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.

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

Orange (web) (#ffa500)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ffa500 with white

Darker variations of #ffa500

When you combine pure black with this color, #ffa500, darker shades are produced.

Orange (web) (#ffa500)'s Tones

Tones of #ffa500 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#ffa500 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 #ffa500 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ffa500 → #0059ff
#ffa500 → #ffc04c
#ffa500 → #ffffff
#ffa500 → #d8ff00
#ffa500 → #996300
#ffa500 → #ff2600

Orange (web) (#ffa500) in different environments

Seeing #ffa500 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 #ffa500 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #ffa500

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

#ffa500might 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 (web) (#ffa500)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ffa500. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#ffa500 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 #ffa500
Java new Color(255, 165, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 165, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:165 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 165f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:165, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00a5ff
Python Color('#ffa500')

Base Conversions of hex color #ffa500

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ffa500. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16753920 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 165, 0.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 10100101 00000000
Hex ff a5 00
Octal 377 245 0
Decimal 255 165 0

#ffa500 Icons

If you're considering using #ffa500 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Orange (web) (#ffa500) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ffa500 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 #ffa500 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ffa500 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ffa500 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ffa500 background.
This text is hex color #ffa500 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ffa500 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ffa500 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ffa500 and white (#ffffff) background.