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Canary Color

HEX #FFFF99 / RGB (255, 255, 153)

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What is Canary Color?

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Canary has the hex code #FFFF99. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 255, 153), which means it is composed of 38% red, 38% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:40 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Canary has a hue of 60°, 40% 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.

Crayola's Canary color hex code is #FFFF99 with RGB equivalent (255, 255, 153). To use the color in digital works, either in graphics or a web page (via HTML and CSS), employ the hexadecimal code, RGB and/or HSL values. Since Canary is a crayon color, the hexadecimal code associated with it is only an approximation. Additionally, the Canary color's Pantone® and CMYK values mentioned in the table below have been calculated from this imprecise hex value using known formulae and are, thus, approximates themselves.

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Canary Color Codes

Hex Code#FFFF99
RGB Values(255, 255, 153)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 40%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 40%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#000066 [Navy Blue]
Closest Pantone®Yellow 0131 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9999FF [Maximum Blue Purple]
Canary Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DDDDDD
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F4F4F4
Weighted Average (Luma)#F8F8F8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F4F4F4

Canary Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFFF99. Complementary color is 9999FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Canary is Maximum Blue Purple with the hex code #9999FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFFF99 color is offered by #9999FF. 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.

FFFF99 9999FF
Analogous color palette with (FFFF99, CCFF99 and FFCC99)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Canary (#FFFF99) are Menthol (#CCFF99) and Peach-Orange (#FFCC99). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Canary 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (FFFF99, 99CCFF and CC99FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Canary (#FFFF99) are #99CCFF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #CC99FF (Pale 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.

Triadic color palette with (FFFF99, 99FFFF and FF99FF)

Triadic Palette

Canary triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #99FFFF (Waterspout) and #FF99FF (Rich Brilliant Lavender) along with #FFFF99 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (FFFF99, 99FFFF, 9999FF and FF9999)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Canary has four colors - #99FFFF (Waterspout), #9999FF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FF9999 (Light Salmon Pink) in addition to the base color (#FFFF99). 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.

FFFF99 99FFFF 9999FF FF9999
Square color palette with (FFFF99, 99FFCC, 9999FF and FF99CC)

Square Palette

Canary square color palette has #99FFCC (Magic Mint), #9999FF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FF99CC (Pale Magenta-Pink). 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.

Rainbow color

Canary Color Rainbow Palette

Our Canary 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.

FFFF99 A8FF99 99FFE2 99C5FF C599FF FF99E2 FFA899

Tints, Tones & Shades of Canary Color


  • Transparent FFFFADFFFFAD
  • Transparent FFFFB8FFFFB8
  • Transparent FFFFC2FFFFC2
  • Transparent FFFFCCFFFFCC
  • Transparent FFFFD6FFFFD6
  • Transparent FFFFE0FFFFE0
  • Transparent FFFFEBFFFFEB
  • Transparent FFFFF5FFFFF5


  • Transparent E6E694E6E694
  • Transparent D9D992D9D992
  • Transparent CCCC8FCCCC8F
  • Transparent C0C08DC0C08D
  • Transparent B3B38AB3B38A
  • Transparent A6A688A6A688
  • Transparent 999985999985
  • Transparent 8D8D838D8D83


  • Transparent CCCC7ACCCC7A
  • Transparent B3B36BB3B36B
  • Transparent 99995C99995C
  • Transparent 80804D80804D
  • Transparent 66663D66663D
  • Transparent 4D4D2E4D4D2E
  • Transparent 33331F33331F
  • Transparent 1A1A0F1A1A0F

Canary Color Patterns

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    Canary Gingham Checks

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    Canary Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Canary Plaid Pattern

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