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Bitter Yellow Color

HEX #CEC785 / RGB (206, 199, 133)

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What is Bitter Yellow Color?

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Bitter Yellow has the hex code #CEC785. The equivalent RGB values are (206, 199, 133), which means it is composed of 38% red, 37% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:3 Y:35 K:19. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bitter Yellow has a hue of 54°, 35% saturation and a brightness value of 81%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Bitter Yellow is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Bitter Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#CEC785
RGB Values(206, 199, 133)
CMYK Values(0%, 3%, 35%, 19%)
HSV/HSB Values(54°, 35%, 81%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#31387A [American Blue]
Closest Pantone®616 C
Closest RAL1000 [Green beige]
Complementary Color#858CCE [Vista Blue]
Bitter Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Luma)#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DCDCDC

Bitter Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CEC785. Complementary color is 858CCE

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bitter Yellow is Vista Blue with the hex code #858CCE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CEC785 color is offered by #858CCE. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (CEC785, B1CE85 and CEA385)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bitter Yellow (#CEC785) are Sage (#B1CE85) and Light French Beige (#CEA385). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bitter Yellow with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (CEC785, 85B1CE and A385CE)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bitter Yellow (#CEC785) are #85B1CE (Dark Sky Blue) and #A385CE (African Violet). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

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Triadic color palette with (CEC785, 85CEC7 and C785CE)

Triadic Palette

Bitter Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #85CEC7 (Pearl Aqua) and #C785CE (Light Grayish Magenta) along with #CEC785 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (CEC785, 85CEC7, 858CCE and CE858C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bitter Yellow has four colors - #85CEC7 (Pearl Aqua), #858CCE (Vista Blue) and #CE858C (Puce) in addition to the base color (#CEC785). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (CEC785, 85CEA3, 858CCE and CE85B1)

Square Palette

Bitter Yellow square color palette has #85CEA3 (Eton Blue), #858CCE (Vista Blue) and #CE85B1 (Middle Purple). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

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Rainbow color

Bitter Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bitter Yellow rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Bitter Yellow Color


  • Transparent D8D29DD8D29D
  • Transparent DDD8AADDD8AA
  • Transparent E2DDB6E2DDB6
  • Transparent E7E3C2E7E3C2
  • Transparent EBE9CEEBE9CE
  • Transparent F0EEDAF0EEDA
  • Transparent F5F4E7F5F4E7
  • Transparent FAF9F3FAF9F3


  • Transparent BEB984BEB984
  • Transparent B7B284B7B284
  • Transparent AFAB83AFAB83
  • Transparent A7A483A7A483
  • Transparent 9F9C829F9C82
  • Transparent 979582979582
  • Transparent 908E81908E81
  • Transparent 888781888781


  • Transparent A59F6AA59F6A
  • Transparent 908B5D908B5D
  • Transparent 7C77507C7750
  • Transparent 676443676443
  • Transparent 525035525035
  • Transparent 3E3C283E3C28
  • Transparent 29281B29281B
  • Transparent 15140D15140D

Bitter Yellow Color Patterns

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    Bitter Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Bitter Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Bitter Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Bitter Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Bitter Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Yellow Plaid Pattern

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