Yellow Orange (#ffae42) color information

Hex color #ffae42 is synonymous with "Yellow Orange". It's labeled as "generic orange". When people from western culture see this color, Yellow Orange (#ffae42), used in advertisements, they might associate it with warmth, having confidence, pleasure, technology, and health care. Shades of "generic orange". typically aren't associated with travel. Instagram, Five Guys, and Nexar have ties to this color.

Breakdown of Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

#ffae42 is made up of (255, 174, 66) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 31.76, 74.12, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16756290 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ff9933. White should be used ontop of #ffae42 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ffae42. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ffae42 luma #185.84
Websafe hex #ff9933 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(255, 174, 66) Adobe RGB (234.00, 173.00, 75.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 68%, 26%) Closest named color Yellow Orange
rgba rgba(255.0, 174.0, 66.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (72.11, 19.05, 38.10)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 31.76, 74.12, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (77.28, 19.57, 64.94)
hsv hsv(34.05, 100.00, 63.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (77.28, 67.82, 73.23)
hsb hsb(34.05, 74.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (77.28, 63.62, 68.06)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

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" #ffae42 while the second is the "compliment" #4294ff.

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 #Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ffae42 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #4294ff.

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 Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

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 Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

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 Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

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.

Yellow Orange (#ffae42)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #ffae42, lighter shades are produced.

Yellow Orange (#ffae42)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #ffae42, darker shades are produced.

Yellow Orange (#ffae42)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #ffae42, tones are produced.

#ffae42 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 #ffae42 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ffae42 → #4294ff
#ffae42 → #ffc67a
#ffae42 → #ffffff
#ffae42 → #f2ff42
#ffae42 → #996827
#ffae42 → #ff4e42

#ffae42 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #ffae42 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 #ffae42 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

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

#ffae42might 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 Yellow Orange (#ffae42)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ffae42. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Nexar
Cloudflare
Instagram
Five Guys

#ffae42 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 #ffae42
Java new Color(255, 174, 66);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 174, 66);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:174 blue:66 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 174f, 66f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:174, blue:66, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $42aeff
Python Color('#ffae42')

Base Conversions of hex color #ffae42

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ffae42. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16756290 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 174, 66.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 10101110 01000010
Hex ff ae 42
Octal 377 256 102
Decimal 255 174 66

Icons incorporating the color #ffae42

If you're considering using #ffae42 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #ffae42 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ffae42 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 #ffae42 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ffae42 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ffae42 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ffae42 background.
This text is hex color #ffae42 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ffae42 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ffae42 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ffae42 and white (#ffffff) background.