Chinese Yellow

HEX #FFB200 / RGB (255, 178, 0)

What is Chinese Yellow Color?

Chinese Yellow (Hex code: FFB200) Thumbnail

Chinese Yellow has the hex code #FFB200. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 178, 0), which means it is composed of 59% red, 41% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:30 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chinese Yellow has a hue of 42°, 100% 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.

Chinese Yellow color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, chinese 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.

Chinese Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFB200
RGB Values(255, 178, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 30%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(42°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#004DFF [Blue (RYB)]
Closest Pantone®7549 C
Closest RAL2007 [Luminous b't orange]
Complementary Color#004DFF [Blue (RYB)]
Chinese Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#909090
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Luma)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D4D4D4

Chinese Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFB200. Complementary color is 004DFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chinese Yellow is Blue (RYB) with the hex code #004DFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFB200 color is offered by #004DFF. 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 (FFB200, CDFF00 and FF3300)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chinese Yellow (#FFB200) are Electric Lime (#CDFF00) and Electric Orange (#FF3300). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chinese 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (FFB200, 00CDFF and 3300FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chinese Yellow (#FFB200) are #00CDFF (Vivid Sky Blue) and #3300FF (Electric Ultramarine). 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 (FFB200, 00FFB2 and B200FF)

Triadic Palette

Chinese Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFB2 (Medium Spring Green) and #B200FF (Electric Purple) along with #FFB200 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 (FFB200, 00FFB2, 004DFF and FF004D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chinese Yellow has four colors - #00FFB2 (Medium Spring Green), #004DFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF004D (Folly) in addition to the base color (#FFB200). 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 (FFB200, 00FF32, 004DFF and FF00CD)

Square Palette

Chinese Yellow square color palette has #00FF32 (Malachite), #004DFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF00CD (Shocking 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

Chinese Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chinese 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Chinese Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFC133#FFC133
  • Transparent FFC94D#FFC94D
  • Transparent FFD166#FFD166
  • Transparent FFD980#FFD980
  • Transparent FFE099#FFE099
  • Transparent FFE8B3#FFE8B3
  • Transparent FFF0CC#FFF0CC
  • Transparent FFF7E6#FFF7E6


  • Transparent E6A81A#E6A81A
  • Transparent D9A326#D9A326
  • Transparent CC9E33#CC9E33
  • Transparent C09940#C09940
  • Transparent B3944D#B3944D
  • Transparent A68F5A#A68F5A
  • Transparent 998A66#998A66
  • Transparent 8D8573#8D8573


  • Transparent CC8E00#CC8E00
  • Transparent B37D00#B37D00
  • Transparent 996B00#996B00
  • Transparent 805900#805900
  • Transparent 664700#664700
  • Transparent 4D3500#4D3500
  • Transparent 332400#332400
  • Transparent 1A1200#1A1200

Chinese Yellow Color Patterns

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    Chinese Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Chinese Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Trellis Pattern

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    Chinese Yellow Plaid Pattern