Everything about the color Orange

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

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Orange is the color of the tasty citrus fruit. It is a secondary color and the result of mixing red and yellow in equal portions. There are many variations of orange depending on the proportions of the two primary colors and its shade, tint, and tone can be adjusted with the addition of white and/or black. The hex code for orange is #FFA500.

Orange is a fresh, youthful, and creative color. It has the warmth of red and the optimism of yellow, and it communicates activity and energy and encourages socialization. Orange looks and feels fresh and healthy and can even stimulate appetite. And because it is very easy to see it is used to catch attention and signal safety.

Orange looks good with nearby colors, such as red and yellow and it teams well with its complementary color blue, as well as violet.

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Information about Orange / #FFA500

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #FFA500 is made of 100% red, 64.7% green and 0% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #FFA500 is made of 0% cyan, 35% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black. Orange has a hue angle of 38.8 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #FFA500 has RGB values of R: 100, G: 64.7, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.35, Y: 1, K:0.




RGB Decimal

255, 165, 0


RGB Percentage

100, 64.7, 0

rgb(100%, 64.7%, 0%)


0, 35, 100, 0


38.8°, 100, 50

hsl(38.8°, 100%, 50%)

HSV (or HSB)

38.8°, 100, 100

Web Safe




74.936, 23.933, 78.95


54.7, 48.176, 6.418


0.5, 0.441, 48.176


74.936, 82.498, 73.136


74.936, 74.845, 73.998


69.409, 23.279, 40.837


11111111, 10100101, 00000000

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