Golden Yellow

HEX #FFDF00 / RGB (255, 223, 0)

Golden Chinese dragon illustration

What is Golden Yellow Color?

Golden Yellow (Hex code: FFDF00) Thumbnail

Golden Yellow has the hex code #FFDF00. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 223, 0), which means it is composed of 53% red, 47% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:13 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Golden Yellow has a hue of 52°, 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.

Golden yellow is a bright yellow color with a touch of orange. It can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color codes.

Golden Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFDF00
RGB Values(255, 223, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 13%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(52°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC00
Inverse Color#0020FF [Blue]
Closest Pantone®Yellow C
Closest RAL1026 [Luminous yellow]
Complementary Color#0020FF [Blue]
Golden Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Luma)#D6D6D6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E4E4E4

Golden Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFDF00. Complementary color is 0020FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Golden Yellow is Blue with the hex code #0020FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFDF00 color is offered by #0020FF. 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 (FFDF00, A0FF00 and FF6000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Golden Yellow (#FFDF00) are Spring Bud (#A0FF00) and Vivid Orange (#FF6000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (FFDF00, 00A0FF and 6000FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Golden Yellow (#FFDF00) are #00A0FF (Vivid Cerulean) and #6000FF (Electric 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.

Triadic color palette with (FFDF00, 00FFDF and DF00FF)

Triadic Palette

Golden Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFDF (Turquoise Blue) and #DF00FF (Phlox) along with #FFDF00 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 (FFDF00, 00FFDF, 0020FF and FF0020)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Golden Yellow has four colors - #00FFDF (Turquoise Blue), #0020FF (Blue) and #FF0020 (Ruddy) in addition to the base color (#FFDF00). 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 (FFDF00, 00FF60, 0020FF and FF00A0)

Square Palette

Golden Yellow square color palette has #00FF60 (Guppie Green), #0020FF (Blue) and #FF00A0 (Fashion Fuchsia). 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

Golden Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Golden Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFE533#FFE533
  • Transparent FFE94D#FFE94D
  • Transparent FFEC66#FFEC66
  • Transparent FFEF80#FFEF80
  • Transparent FFF299#FFF299
  • Transparent FFF5B3#FFF5B3
  • Transparent FFF9CC#FFF9CC
  • Transparent FFFCE6#FFFCE6


  • Transparent E6CC1A#E6CC1A
  • Transparent D9C326#D9C326
  • Transparent CCB933#CCB933
  • Transparent C0B040#C0B040
  • Transparent B3A64D#B3A64D
  • Transparent A69D5A#A69D5A
  • Transparent 999366#999366
  • Transparent 8D8A73#8D8A73


  • Transparent CCB200#CCB200
  • Transparent B39C00#B39C00
  • Transparent 998600#998600
  • Transparent 807000#807000
  • Transparent 665900#665900
  • Transparent 4D4300#4D4300
  • Transparent 332D00#332D00
  • Transparent 1A1600#1A1600

Golden Yellow Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Golden Yellow Plaid Pattern

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