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Bright Golden Yellow Color

HEX #FFE138 / RGB (255, 225, 56)

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What is Bright Golden Yellow Color?

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Bright Golden Yellow has the hex code #FFE138. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 225, 56), which means it is composed of 48% red, 42% green and 10% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:12 Y:78 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bright Golden Yellow has a hue of 51°, 78% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

Bright Golden Yellow color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, bright golden yellow can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Bright Golden Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFE138
RGB Values(255, 225, 56)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 78%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(51°, 78%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC33
Inverse Color#001EC7 [Medium Blue]
Closest Pantone®114 C
Closest RAL1016 [Sulphur yellow]
Complementary Color#3856FF [Ultramarine Blue]
Bright Golden Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Luma)#DBDBDB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E7E7E7

Bright Golden Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFE138. Complementary color is 3856FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bright Golden Yellow is Ultramarine Blue with the hex code #3856FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFE138 color is offered by #3856FF. 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 (FFE138, BAFF38 and FF7E38)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bright Golden Yellow (#FFE138) are Green-Yellow (#BAFF38) and Orange (Crayola) (#FF7E38). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bright Golden 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 (FFE138, 38BAFF and 7E38FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bright Golden Yellow (#FFE138) are #38BAFF (Picton Blue) and #7E38FF (Blue-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 (FFE138, 38FFE1 and E138FF)

Triadic Palette

Bright Golden Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #38FFE1 (Turquoise) and #E138FF (Purple Pizzazz) along with #FFE138 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 (FFE138, 38FFE1, 3856FF and FF3856)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bright Golden Yellow has four colors - #38FFE1 (Turquoise), #3856FF (Ultramarine Blue) and #FF3856 (Sizzling Red) in addition to the base color (#FFE138). 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 (FFE138, 38FF7E, 3856FF and FF38BA)

Square Palette

Bright Golden Yellow square color palette has #38FF7E (UFO Green), #3856FF (Ultramarine Blue) and #FF38BA (Razzle Dazzle Rose). 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

Bright Golden Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bright Golden 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 Bright Golden Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFE760FFE760
  • Transparent FFEA74FFEA74
  • Transparent FFED88FFED88
  • Transparent FFF09CFFF09C
  • Transparent FFF3AFFFF3AF
  • Transparent FFF6C3FFF6C3
  • Transparent FFF9D7FFF9D7
  • Transparent FFFCEBFFFCEB


  • Transparent E6CE46E6CE46
  • Transparent D9C44ED9C44E
  • Transparent CCBA55CCBA55
  • Transparent C0B15CC0B15C
  • Transparent B3A763B3A763
  • Transparent A69D6AA69D6A
  • Transparent 999372999372
  • Transparent 8D8A798D8A79


  • Transparent CCB42DCCB42D
  • Transparent B39E27B39E27
  • Transparent 998722998722
  • Transparent 80711C80711C
  • Transparent 665A16665A16
  • Transparent 4D44114D4411
  • Transparent 332D0B332D0B
  • Transparent 1A17061A1706

Bright Golden Yellow Color Patterns

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    Bright Golden Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Bright Golden Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Golden Yellow Plaid Pattern

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