HEX #FFD59A / RGB (255, 213, 154)

Caramel macron

What is Caramel Color?

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Caramel has the hex code #FFD59A. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 213, 154), which means it is composed of 41% red, 34% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:17 Y:40 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Caramel has a hue of 35°, 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.

Caramel is a light yellowish brown color. It can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Caramel Color Codes

Hex Code#FFD59A
RGB Values(255, 213, 154)
CMYK Values(0%, 17%, 40%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(35°, 40%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC99
Inverse Color#002A65 [Cool Black]
Closest Pantone®7507 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9AC4FF [Baby Blue Eyes]
Caramel Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#CFCFCF
Weighted Average (Most Common)#DBDBDB
Weighted Average (Luma)#DADADA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E6E6E6

Caramel Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFD59A. Complementary color is 9AC4FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Caramel is Baby Blue Eyes with the hex code #9AC4FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFD59A color is offered by #9AC4FF. 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.

Analogous color palette with (FFD59A, F7FF9A and FFA39A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Caramel (#FFD59A) are Pastel Yellow (#F7FF9A) and Light Salmon Pink (#FFA39A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Caramel 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 (FFD59A, 9AF7FF and A39AFF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Caramel (#FFD59A) are #9AF7FF (Waterspout) and #A39AFF (Maximum Blue Purple). 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 (FFD59A, 9AFFD5 and D59AFF)

Triadic Palette

Caramel triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9AFFD5 (Magic Mint) and #D59AFF (Pale Violet) along with #FFD59A 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 (FFD59A, 9AFFD5, 9AC4FF and FF9AC4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Caramel has four colors - #9AFFD5 (Magic Mint), #9AC4FF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #FF9AC4 (Pale Magenta-Pink) in addition to the base color (#FFD59A). 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.

Square color palette with (FFD59A, 9AFFA3, 9AC4FF and FF9AF7)

Square Palette

Caramel square color palette has #9AFFA3 (Mint Green), #9AC4FF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #FF9AF7 (Rich Brilliant Lavender). 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

Caramel Color Rainbow Palette

Our Caramel 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Caramel Color


  • Transparent FFDDAE#FFDDAE
  • Transparent FFE2B8#FFE2B8
  • Transparent FFE6C2#FFE6C2
  • Transparent FFEACD#FFEACD
  • Transparent FFEED7#FFEED7
  • Transparent FFF2E1#FFF2E1
  • Transparent FFF7EB#FFF7EB
  • Transparent FFFBF5#FFFBF5


  • Transparent E6C495#E6C495
  • Transparent D9BC92#D9BC92
  • Transparent CCB390#CCB390
  • Transparent C0AB8D#C0AB8D
  • Transparent B3A28A#B3A28A
  • Transparent A69A88#A69A88
  • Transparent 999185#999185
  • Transparent 8D8983#8D8983


  • Transparent CCAA7B#CCAA7B
  • Transparent B3956C#B3956C
  • Transparent 99805C#99805C
  • Transparent 806B4D#806B4D
  • Transparent 66553E#66553E
  • Transparent 4D402E#4D402E
  • Transparent 332B1F#332B1F
  • Transparent 1A150F#1A150F

Caramel Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Caramel Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Caramel Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Caramel Plaid Pattern

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