This page provides a listing of many of the most popular and well-known tints and shades of orange, including color names Hex and RGB codes. Orange sits between red and yellow on the color wheel and is a secondary color. I aim to provide a useful resource to designers and anyone interested in a wide variety of light and dark variations of orange.
Shades of orange can range from light pale variations, to deep dark brownish looking orange colors. Orange shades can be modern looking, energy inducing and youthful, while others can seem more subtle and elegant.
Popular shades with interior design and paint include, Coral, Sand, Terracotta and Burnt orange. Bright oranges like Neon and Safety are used for road signs and high visibility clothing. Some of my favorites include Alloy, Bronze, Tiger and Aerospace
RGB 255 128 0
This is about as true to orange as you can get, in light (RGB model) it’s made from Red 255, Green 128 and Blue 0.
Shades of Orange – Names & Color Codes
RGB 255 166 103
RGB 221 92 0
RGB 226 88 37
Representing one of the colors of fire, its considered an orange red.
RGB 255 116 21
This is a bright orange, resembling the color of the pumpkin.
RGB 215 114 42
Sandstone can come in different tones, including a tan and orange variation.
RGB 249 129 41
Royal is a medium strength orange tint.
RGB 208 96 2
This is a darker shade which resembles a common color of orange Marmalade.
RGB 253 106 0
Tiger is a strong vibrant color, and one of the most attractive variations.
RGB 251 189 4
The color Amber sits midway between yellow and orange, and is the color of tree amber.
RGB 249 129 40
The bright tint of orange is the medium color of the Tangerine.
RGB 201 92 10
Squash is a darker shade with a brownish tinge.
RGB 238 130 13
This is a medium orange with a yellow tinge which resembles the color of the Apricot.
RGB 236 114 22
A darker shade of orange which is similar in color to the Carrot.
RGB 185 86 14
Bronze color is often considered a dark shade of orange with a strong brown tinge.
RGB 204 85 0
This dark shade has almost equal amounts of red and yellow.
RGB 196 98 16
Alloy is a dark shade of orange with a strong brownish tinge.
RGB 225 79 0
Aerospace orange is the color of the launch suits that NASA Astronauts wear.
RGB 255 103 0
Safety orange is the color often used in road signs, traffic cones and for other safety purposes.
RGB 217 144 88
Persian orange is a pale clay looking variation, often found in Persian carpets or rugs.
RGB 250 91 61
Named because of its similarity to a common color of orange soda, it’s a medium shade with a pinkish tinge.
RGB 245 128 37
Orange and black are the two main colors associated with Princeton University, it’s a medium to bright variation.
RGB 255 149 0
Peel is a medium brightness orange.
RGB 141 61 4
Rust is a dark shade, resembling the color of rust, it has a brownish tinge.
RGB 234 162 34
Named after the Marigold Flower, it can vary, however generally it’s a strong bright orange.
RGB 190 85 5
Ginger is a dark orange with a sometimes reddish and/or brownish tinge.
RGB 123 56 4
Spice has a darker or weaker orange tone with a brown tinge.
RGB 204 88 0
Referring to Yams with a more orange tone, this variation has a darker and brownish appearance.
RGB 242 143 28
Beer is a medium orange with a brownish tinge, it represents the common color of beer.
RGB 252 76 2
Tangelo is a strong and relativity bright shade, which is similar to the common color of the fruit it’s named after.
RGB 225 81 12
Neon, also known as fluorescent orange is extremely bright, resembling the color of the orange neon lights created in the early 20th century.
RGB 255 127 82
Coral is a pinkish orange and in commonly used in clothing and interior design.
RGB 226 114 91