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Citron Yellow Color

HEX #E9DF5A / RGB (233, 223, 90)

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What is Citron Yellow Color?

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Citron Yellow has the hex code #E9DF5A. The equivalent RGB values are (233, 223, 90), which means it is composed of 43% red, 41% green and 16% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:4 Y:61 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, Citron Yellow has a hue of 56°, 61% saturation and a brightness value of 91%.
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.

Citron 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 Citron 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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Citron Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#E9DF5A
RGB Values(233, 223, 90)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 61%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(56°, 61%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC66
Inverse Color#1620A5 [Egyptian Blue]
Closest Pantone®610 C
Closest RAL1016 [Sulphur yellow]
Complementary Color#5A64E9 [Majorelle Blue]
Citron Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D3D3D3
Weighted Average (Luma)#D8D8D8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E5E5E5

Citron Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E9DF5A. Complementary color is 5A64E9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Citron Yellow is Majorelle Blue with the hex code #5A64E9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E9DF5A color is offered by #5A64E9. 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 (E9DF5A, ACE95A and E9985A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Citron Yellow (#E9DF5A) are Inchworm (#ACE95A) and Big Foot Feet (#E9985A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Citron 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (E9DF5A, 5AACE9 and 985AE9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Citron Yellow (#E9DF5A) are #5AACE9 (Blue Jeans) and #985AE9 (Lavender Indigo). 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 (E9DF5A, 5AE9DF and DF5AE9)

Triadic Palette

Citron Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5AE9DF (Turquoise) and #DF5AE9 (Orchid) along with #E9DF5A 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 (E9DF5A, 5AE9DF, 5A64E9 and E95A64)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Citron Yellow has four colors - #5AE9DF (Turquoise), #5A64E9 (Majorelle Blue) and #E95A64 (Light Carmine Pink) in addition to the base color (#E9DF5A). 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 (E9DF5A, 5AE998, 5A64E9 and E95AAC)

Square Palette

Citron Yellow square color palette has #5AE998 (Very Light Malachite Green), #5A64E9 (Majorelle Blue) and #E95AAC (Raspberry 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.

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Rainbow color

Citron Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Citron 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 Citron Yellow Color


  • Transparent EDE57BEDE57B
  • Transparent F0E98CF0E98C
  • Transparent F2EC9CF2EC9C
  • Transparent F4EFADF4EFAD
  • Transparent F6F2BDF6F2BD
  • Transparent F8F5CEF8F5CE
  • Transparent FBF9DEFBF9DE
  • Transparent FDFCEFFDFCEF


  • Transparent D4CC62D4CC62
  • Transparent CAC365CAC365
  • Transparent BFB969BFB969
  • Transparent B5B06DB5B06D
  • Transparent AAA671AAA671
  • Transparent A09D75A09D75
  • Transparent 959378959378
  • Transparent 8B8A7C8B8A7C


  • Transparent BAB248BAB248
  • Transparent A39C3FA39C3F
  • Transparent 8C86368C8636
  • Transparent 75702D75702D
  • Transparent 5D59245D5924
  • Transparent 46431B46431B
  • Transparent 2F2D122F2D12
  • Transparent 171609171609

Citron Yellow Color Patterns

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    Citron Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Citron Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Trellis Pattern

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    Citron Yellow Plaid Pattern

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