French Toast Color


French Toast is soft, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #27d
Complementary Color #2176dd
Color Shade: orange (32.73° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 50% (better contrasting with white)
French Toast Color Sample
French Toast Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #dd8822

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to French Toast Color. The Citrus Blast color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Autumn Landscape (#e47227) for more energetic effect. Try Saffron Yellow as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#2176dd is the best complementary color to French Toast. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #d82 complementary color is Mariner, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of White are #dd2a21 and #d4dd21. Thus found on the left and right of #d82 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Alizarin Crimson and Pear colors as they work well with French Toast.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary French Toast palette consists of #2a21dd and #21d4dd colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2176dd). Try Persian Blue and Turquoise colors in combination with #d82, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #d82 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the French Toast. Thus Purple Heart and Mountain Meadow giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of French Toast contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Mariner, Malachite, and Cerise split by 90° on the color wheel. #d82 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid magenta shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. French Toast tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#2176dd) and two others. The Mountain Meadow is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cerise Red – 120° from the complementary Mariner. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #21dd87 and #dd2176.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #dd8822 is made of 57% red, 35% green and 9% blue. In a HSL mode French Toast has a hue angle of 32.73°, a saturation of 73.33% and a lightness of 50%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #dd8822 is made of 0% cyan, 33.34% magenta, 73.34% yellow and 13.33% black ink.

HEX #dd8822
RGB Decimal rgb(221,136,34)
RGB Percentage 57%, 35%, 9%
CMYK 0, 33.34, 73.34, 13.33
HSL hsl(32.73,73.33%,50%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(32.73,84.62%,86.67%)
CIE-LAB lab(64.2385,25.4091,62.8716)
XYZ xyz(38.9117,33.096,5.8507)