Talk:Safety orange

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What the hell is this sign and picture note? An attempt at humor, or what?!

The sign was used in a crash test shortly after the picture was taken. I think we can afford the technicians a bit of comedic license for the advisory plate. Rsduhamel 08:03, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Nonono. There's a decimal point there; it's just very small. --Ihope127 15:44, 20 August 2005 (UTC)
Anyway, I'm moving this to the right page) :-) --Ihope127 15:44, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Safety orange color[edit]

Is it just me, or does the "safety orange" color have too much green in it? I'm not an expert on color matching and whatnot, but I've seen a few road signs in my time, and they've definitely got a little more red in them. (Also, the extremely convenient 99 in the hex triplet makes it look like someone just made that up.) Anyone with more expertise have an opinion? Equalpants 08:30, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

No, but there is a discrepancy with the hex triplets on the 'list of colours' page; I'll check it out. Also, it doesn't correlate with the "153" in the RGB box Leon... 05:25, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Oops...I realised it was International Orange. Sorry Leon... 05:32, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Is the color in the color box correct?[edit]

A safety orange-colored warning sign for road construction sites.

The color in the color box doesn't match the picture of the sign. Of course, that means nothing because the picture could be off. I copied the picture into MS Paint and used the color picker and got r=251, g=108, b=21 (average of eight points). Even so, the color box looks off to me where the sign looks right. So, is the color box determined by something official or is it someone's best guess? Here's the different colors for comparrison.

 Original   Matches Sign   From   From (too dark) 

If I don't hear that the original is "official" I'm going to change it. Rsduhamel 01:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)


I changed the color to match that used at the Schneider National website and it looks a lot closer than the original. I also went to this site and converted the Munsell notation to RGB but the result looks way too dark. I'll keep the Schneider color until I find a better, more "official" match. Rsduhamel 21:56, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Caltrans orange[edit]

Is this really the same orange as Caltrans? Caltrans wears orange, yes, but I tend to think of them as sort of a prisoner-jumpsuit orange, as opposed to the blaze orange worn by hunters. Some of their newer signs are blaze orange, but I don’t think that’s what’s being referred to.

Also, I’m looking at Omaha orange, and—though I know its RGB approximation is nothing to go by—it also seems to be a more muted shade of orange—more like a Caltrans orange, really. —Wiki Wikardo 20:39, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Hunter orange[edit]

I note that this term redirects here, and apparently always has, but is neither bolded nor discussed in the article. I was looking it up because I am not entirely sure it is the same color as is used on roadsigns. Also, I think something needs to be said about how extensive the requirement is for it to be worn (and whether that is an exclusively American thing). Anyone know enough to add some coverage? Too far outside my areas of expertise. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:59, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

The True Color of safety orange[edit]

The color "safety orange" "hunter orange" etc is a redder color than the one on the info box. I've been working as a construction worker for 27 years, and now do web design for Carhartt. The web code that Carhartt uses is Red: 255 Green: 75 Blue: 0. The page for international orange is more on par with street cones, safety vests etc.SouthernResidentOrca (talk) 08:49, 5 April 2013 (UTC)


Is the hex code E87600? I think it is FF6700. Malcolmmwa (talk) 19:01, 21 May 2014 (UTC)


Clearly related to several sections above - can we nail down the official Pantone number? An IP editor changed it from 152 to 021; I reverted on the strength of sources like this and this, but I also see a (blacklisted) site recommending 165, and as the article notes, the ANSI documentation does not actually specify a Pantone code. Is there an authoritative listing other than that that does? Yngvadottir (talk) 18:11, 15 August 2014 (UTC)