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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.