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Chinese Golden Yellow Color

HEX #DBBB17 / RGB (219, 187, 23)

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What is Chinese Golden Yellow Color?

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Chinese Golden Yellow has the hex code #DBBB17. The equivalent RGB values are (219, 187, 23), which means it is composed of 51% red, 44% green and 5% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:15 Y:90 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chinese Golden Yellow has a hue of 50°, 89% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

Chinese Golden 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 its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the Chinese Golden Yellow CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Chinese Golden Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#DBBB17
RGB Values(219, 187, 23)
CMYK Values(0%, 15%, 90%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(50°, 89%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC00
Inverse Color#2444E8 [Palatinate Blue]
Closest Pantone®7752 C
Closest RAL1012 [Lemon yellow]
Complementary Color#1737DB [Palatinate Blue]
Chinese Golden Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8F8F8F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Chinese Golden Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DBBB17. Complementary color is 1737DB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chinese Golden Yellow is Palatinate Blue with the hex code #1737DB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DBBB17 color is offered by #1737DB. 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 (DBBB17, 99DB17 and DB5917)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chinese Golden Yellow (#DBBB17) are Vivid Lime Green (#99DB17) and Flame (#DB5917). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chinese 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.

DBBB17 99DB17 DB5917
Split Complementary color palette with (DBBB17, 1799DB and 5917DB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chinese Golden Yellow (#DBBB17) are #1799DB (Rich Electric Blue) and #5917DB (Han 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.

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Triadic color palette with (DBBB17, 17DBBB and BB17DB)

Triadic Palette

Chinese Golden Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #17DBBB (Robin Egg Blue) and #BB17DB (Vivid Mulberry) along with #DBBB17 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 (DBBB17, 17DBBB, 1737DB and DB1737)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chinese Golden Yellow has four colors - #17DBBB (Robin Egg Blue), #1737DB (Palatinate Blue) and #DB1737 (Crimson) in addition to the base color (#DBBB17). 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 (DBBB17, 17DB59, 1737DB and DB1799)

Square Palette

Chinese Golden Yellow square color palette has #17DB59 (Malachite), #1737DB (Palatinate Blue) and #DB1799 (Barbie 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.

DBBB17 17DB59 1737DB DB1799
Rainbow color

Chinese Golden Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chinese 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 Chinese Golden Yellow Color


  • Transparent E2C945E2C945
  • Transparent E6CF5DE6CF5D
  • Transparent E9D674E9D674
  • Transparent EDDD8BEDDD8B
  • Transparent F1E4A2F1E4A2
  • Transparent F4EBB9F4EBB9
  • Transparent F8F1D1F8F1D1
  • Transparent FBF8E8FBF8E8


  • Transparent C9AF2CC9AF2C
  • Transparent C0A937C0A937
  • Transparent B7A341B7A341
  • Transparent AE9E4CAE9E4C
  • Transparent A49856A49856
  • Transparent 9B92619B9261
  • Transparent 928C6B928C6B
  • Transparent 898676898676


  • Transparent AF9612AF9612
  • Transparent 998310998310
  • Transparent 83700E83700E
  • Transparent 6E5E0C6E5E0C
  • Transparent 584B09584B09
  • Transparent 423807423807
  • Transparent 2C25052C2505
  • Transparent 161302161302

Chinese Golden Yellow Color Patterns

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Trellis Pattern

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    Chinese Golden Yellow Plaid Pattern

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