Information about Orange color

#FF8000 - Orange color image
HEX #FF8000 color name is Orange

The origin of the color name "orange" can be traced back to the fruit of the same name. The fruit was named after the tree it grew on, which was called the "orange tree." The Sanskrit word for the orange tree was "naranga," which eventually evolved into "naranj" in Persian and "naranca" in Spanish. The Spanish word for the fruit eventually became "orange" in English, and the color was named after the fruit.

It is believed that the orange fruit was first cultivated in China and then brought to Europe through trade routes. The color orange was not widely used as a color name in English until the 16th century, and it was not commonly used as a color term in art until the 18th century. The color was created by mixing red and yellow pigments, and it became increasingly popular as an artistic color in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HEX color code #FF8000 represent the color in hexadecimal format by combining three values – the amounts of Red, Green and Blue.

The RGB values of this color are 255, 128, 0 ( rgb(255, 128, 0) ). That means #FF8000 color is composed of 100% of Red, 50.2% Green and 0% Blue.

In the CMYK color model color has 0 Cyan, 50 Magenta, 100 Yellow, and 0 Key/Black (C:0 M:50 Y:100 K:0).

Orange color variations

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Orange color shades

Shades are look darker, richer and more solidly.

Orange color tones

Tones looks more sophisticated and complex than base colors.

Orange color hues

A hue refers to the basic neighbours of a color and are variations of a base color on the color wheel.

Orange color harmonies

Color harmonies are pleasing color schemes created according to their position on a color wheel. Learn more


Complementary color schemes are made by picking two opposite colors con the color wheel. They appear vibrant near to each other.


Split complementary

Split complementary schemes are like complementary but they uses two adiacent colors of the complement. They are more flexible than complementary ones.



Analogous color schemes are made by picking three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They are perceived as calm and serene.



Triadic color schemes are created by picking three colors equally spaced on the color wheel. They appear quite contrasted and multicolored.



Tetradic color schemes are made form two couples of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.



Square color schemes are like tetradic arranged in a square instead of rectangle. Colors appear even more contrasting.


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Conversions between color systems

  • HEX#FF8000
  • RGB255, 128, 0
  • CMYK0, 50, 100, 0
  • HSL30°, 100%, 50%
  • HSV30°, 100%, 100%
  • HSB30°, 100%, 100%