Everything about the color Burnt Orange

The meaning of the color Burnt Orange and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Burnt orange is a medium dark orange that evokes visions of flames. Though officially named in 1915, burnt orange can be polarizing because it is defined in different ways by different organizations. For example, burnt orange in Auburn University has a little blue but has none in the University of Texas. Pantone, though, does add a little blue to the mix. The hex code for burnt orange is #CC5500.


Some say burnt orange symbolizes negative emotions such as selfishness, pride, or aggression, while others characterize burnt orange with autumn, evoking a feeling of warmth and comfort.

As an accent, burnt orange combines well with dark blues and grays. You can also combine it with mint green and peach for a livelier palette.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to burnt orange.

Information about Burnt Orange / #CC5500

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #CC5500 is made of 80% red, 33.3% green and 0% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #CC5500 is made of 0% cyan, 58% magenta, 100% yellow and 20% black. Burnt Orange has a hue angle of 25 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 40%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #CC5500 has RGB values of R: 80, G: 33.3, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.58, Y: 1, K:0.2.




RGB Decimal

204, 85, 0


RGB Percentage

80, 33.3, 0

rgb(80%, 33.3%, 0%)


0, 58, 100, 20


25°, 100, 40

hsl(25°, 100%, 40%)

HSV (or HSB)

25°, 100, 80

Web Safe




51.081, 44.159, 60.772


28.154, 19.338, 2.25


0.566, 0.389, 19.338


51.081, 75.121, 53.997


51.081, 98.736, 44.638


43.975, 40.3, 26.33


11001100, 01010101, 00000000

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