Most people know that orange is a mix between yellow and red. In scientific terms, a dominant light spectrum wavelength between around 585 and 620 nanometers allows humans to observe this color. Being in an atmosphere with orange walls or décor is thought to increase oxygen to the brain and encourage creativity and activate thought. Generally, people consider the color orange a warm, vibrant shade that exudes positivity and happiness. There are hundreds of different orange colors to choose from, ranging from spring-like shades, such as coral, to autumnal shades, like vermilion.
Here is a list of shades of orange color with names and HTML, Hex, RGB, CMYK codes. You can use them for your website or graphic design.
Dark orange is a hue in the orange family that is darker than basic orange, incorporating a more magenta undertone, and sometimes leaning a little towards brown.
RGB 255, 140, 0
CMYK 0, 45, 100, 0
Vivid orange refers to a vibrant, more saturated shade of orange that can be compared to the color of carrots.
RGB 255, 94, 14
CMYK 0, 63, 95, 0
Orange-red is a shade of orange that incorporates a high percentage of red. This reddish orange hue is similar to the color of blood oranges.
RGB 255, 69, 0
CMYK 0, 73, 100, 0
Tomato refers to a warm, reddish orange hue in the orange family that is comparable to the color of a ripe tomato fruit.
RGB 255, 99, 71
CMYK 0, 61, 72, 0
Metallic orange, as the name suggests, has metallic tones in it. Metallic orange also has a gold-like sheen to the hue.
RGB 226, 99, 16
CMYK 0, 56, 93, 11
Pumpkin refers to a shade of orange that – you guessed it – resembles the color of pumpkins. It is often used in color palettes for fall themed art.
RGB 245, 118, 26
CMYK 0, 52, 89, 4
Smashed pumpkin is a color variation on pumpkin, and refers to a shade slightly lighter, or more yellow in hue, such as a combination of the colors of the outside and the inside of a pumpkin.
RGB 253, 103, 58
CMYK 0, 59, 77, 1
Yellow-orange is a shade that combines yellow and orange colors. It looks like a muted or creamy orange.
RGB 255, 168, 54
CMYK 0, 34, 79, 0
Carrot orange is a rich, warm and saturated shade of orange that looks like carrot juice. It is somewhat similar to yellow-orange, but darker.
RGB 237, 145, 33
CMYK 0, 39, 86, 7
International orange is a deep, medium orange hue used by the aerospace industry to differentiate certain objects from their backgrounds, surroundings or other objects. It is basically the same color as orange-red with slightly more green in it.
RGB 255, 79, 0
CMYK 0, 69, 100, 0
Called so because of an entry in Rosa Gallego’s color dictionary that calls the shade “anaranjado”, the Spanish word for orange. Spanish orange is a warm, medium hue with brownish tints.
RGB 240, 97, 5
CMYK 0, 60, 98, 6
Tangerine is a warm, yellowish medium orange shade that gets its name from a fruit in the orange fruit family, the skin of which resembles this color.
RGB 247, 135, 2
CMYK 0, 45, 99, 3
Princeton orange, first referred to by this name in 1928, is one of the colors of Princeton University. The hue is a muted medium orange.
RGB 255, 143, 0
CMYK 0, 44, 100, 0
Orioles orange refers to a medium orange hue with red tones, reminiscent of the color of an oriole’s belly. This color is used by the Baltimore Orioles, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos.
RGB 251, 79, 20
CMYK 0, 69, 92, 2
Deep saffron is a shade darker than saffron yellow, and is similar in color to the stamen of a saffron flower.
RGB 255, 165, 44
CMYK 0, 35, 83, 0
Alloy orange is a shade of brownish orange, named such by Crayola in their 2001 release of metallic crayons. This orange color is warm and earthy.
RGB 195, 82, 20
CMYK 0, 58, 90, 24
Halloween orange is a warm, yellowish, golden orange that resembles the color of a yellowish pumpkin or an orange acorn squash.
RGB 238, 89, 33
CMYK 0, 63, 86, 7
Tangelo refers to a deep, rich, reddish orange hue that resembles the skin of a tangelo fruit.
RGB 252, 76, 2
CMYK 0, 70, 99, 1
Gamboge is a yellowish orange hue somewhat similar to saffron or a dark gold with orange undertones.
RGB 232, 150, 17
CMYK 0, 35, 93, 9
Vermilion, first made from cinnabar, or powdered mercury sulfide, is a brilliant reddish-coral orange.
RGB 215, 72, 38
CMYK 0, 67, 82, 16
Medium vermilion is a color related to vermilion. This shade is somewhat more muted, resembling a soft brownish or dusty-coral orange tone.
RGB 207, 91, 46
CMYK 0, 56, 78, 19
Fulvous, very similar in color to tawny, is a reddish-yellow orange with brown hues. This color is reminiscent of the color of a barn swallow’s belly.
RGB 230, 128, 0
CMYK 0, 44, 100, 10
Pastel orange is a light, muted or pale shade of orange that is often used for baby related products and décor, especially when the gender of the baby-on-the-way is not yet known.
RGB 254, 186, 79
CMYK 0, 27, 69, 0
Flame refers to a shade of orange that is bright, warm and vibrant. This color is sometimes used to illustrate fire.
RGB 227, 74, 39
CMYK 0, 67, 83, 11
Philippine orange is a yellowish gold shade of orange, similar in hue to the marigold flower.
RGB 242, 110, 1
CMYK 0, 55, 100, 5
Beer orange is a muted yellowish orange with some brown undertones similar in shade to the color of beer or ale.
RGB 242, 143, 28
CMYK 0, 41, 88, 5
Chinese orange is a medium shade of orange with light coral tones. Chinese orange can also be compared to a muted salmon pink.
RGB 235, 104, 65
CMYK 0, 56, 72, 8
Jasper orange is a dusty orange, or a mix between a tan and a pale orange. This color gets its name from its similarity to hues found in jasper stones.
RGB 232, 145, 73
CMYK 0, 38, 69, 9
Royal orange is a light, peachy orange hue. This color works well in combination with various skin tones.
RGB 255, 153, 68
CMYK 0, 40, 73, 0
Coral is a color that can be placed in the pink or orange family. It gets its name from ocean corals of a similar pinkish hue.
RGB 255, 127, 80
CMYK 0, 50, 69, 0
Dark coral is another pinkish orange huge that could fall into either the red or orange family. This shade is a darker and heavier version of coral.
RGB 215, 83, 65
CMYK 0, 61, 70, 16
Cadmium orange is a rich, earthy orange tone named after the chemical component cadmium. It is a little similar to dark orange but with more brown undertones.
RGB 230, 129, 47
CMYK 0, 44, 80, 10
Dark Pastel Red
Dark pastel red can be classified as both a red and orange hue. It is a rusty orange red, comparable to a more vibrant version of burnt umber.
Dark Pastel Red
RGB 195, 71, 35
CMYK 0, 64, 82, 24
Copper red is a brownish red-orange shade that is similar in color to tones found in copper mineral stones.
RGB 217, 116, 72
CMYK 0, 47, 67, 15
University Of Tennessee Orange
As the name suggests, this shade of orange is used in the University Of Tennessee’s logo. It is a warm, golden orange hue similar to the color of an orange poppy.
University Of Tennessee Orange
RGB 247, 127, 0
CMYK 0, 49, 100, 3
Rajah is a pale, peachy yellow orange shade that could be classified as an orange, yellow or skin tone color.
RGB 250, 186, 95
CMYK 0, 26, 62, 2
Mango tango is a warm, golden orange hue similar in shade to pumpkin orange but lighter and brighter.
RGB 251, 136, 66
CMYK 0, 46, 74, 2
Orange peel is a shade of orange that is more golden in hue than the name might suggest. It is warm and vibrant and similar to the flesh of a mango fruit.
RGB 255, 159, 0
CMYK 0, 38, 100, 0
Vivid tangelo is a slightly brighter, more vibrant version of the color tangelo. As with tangelo, vivid tangelo is similar in color to the peel of the fruit.
RGB 236, 118, 37
CMYK 0, 50, 84, 7
Burnt umber is a rich, brownish orange shade named after the natural pigment umber that is comprised of iron oxide and manganese oxide.
RGB 138, 51, 36
CMYK 0, 63, 74, 46
Papaya whip is a pale, pinky, peach orange shade similar in tone, but lighter in hue to the color of papaya fruit flesh.
RGB 255, 241, 215
CMYK 0, 5, 16, 0
Bittersweet refers to a shade of reddish orange that is rich in tones of cyan and magenta. It is named after a small berry fruit of a similar name and color.
RGB 254, 111, 94
CMYK 0, 56, 63, 0
Persimmon is a warm, golden orange shade that is named after a small, round Asian fruit.
RGB 236, 88, 0
CMYK 0, 63, 100, 7
Persian orange is a light shade of tannish orange similar to a pale terracotta. Persian orange is frequently used in pottery and carpets in the Middle East.
RGB 217, 144, 88
CMYK 0, 34, 59, 15
Terracotta is a reddish brown shade of orange that is named after a type of clay earthenware often used to make plant pots.
RGB 226, 114, 91
CMYK 0, 50, 60, 11
Shades of Orange Color
That concludes our list of orange color shades. We hope you enjoyed it. Hopefully you were able to find the perfect color for your next project, whether you are redoing a website or creating a graphic design.