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Hay Yellow Color

HEX #C2A770 / RGB (194, 167, 112)

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What is Hay Yellow Color?

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Hay Yellow has the hex code #C2A770. The equivalent RGB values are (194, 167, 112), which means it is composed of 41% red, 35% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:14 Y:42 K:24. In the HSV/HSB scale, Hay Yellow has a hue of 40°, 42% saturation and a brightness value of 76%.
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.

Hay Yellow is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 085 70 30. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

Hay Yellow color hex code is #C2A770 which can be used along with RGB (194, 167, 112) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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Hay Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#C2A770
RGB Values(194, 167, 112)
CMYK Values(0%, 14%, 42%, 24%)
HSV/HSB Values(40°, 42%, 76%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#3D588F [Chinese Blue]
Closest Pantone®466 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#708BC2 [Cerulean Frost]
Hay Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9E9E9E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Luma)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Hay Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C2A770. Complementary color is 708BC2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Hay Yellow is Cerulean Frost with the hex code #708BC2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C2A770 color is offered by #708BC2. 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 (C2A770, B4C270 and C27E70)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Hay Yellow (#C2A770) are Dark Khaki (#B4C270) and Old Rose (#C27E70). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Hay 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 (C2A770, 70B4C2 and 7E70C2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Hay Yellow (#C2A770) are #70B4C2 (Moonstone Blue) and #7E70C2 (Violet-Blue (Crayola)). 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 (C2A770, 70C2A7 and A770C2)

Triadic Palette

Hay Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #70C2A7 (Green Sheen) and #A770C2 (Rich Lavender) along with #C2A770 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (C2A770, 70C2A7, 708BC2 and C2708B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Hay Yellow has four colors - #70C2A7 (Green Sheen), #708BC2 (Cerulean Frost) and #C2708B (Charm) in addition to the base color (#C2A770). 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 (C2A770, 70C27E, 708BC2 and C270B4)

Square Palette

Hay Yellow square color palette has #70C27E (Iguana Green), #708BC2 (Cerulean Frost) and #C270B4 (Sky Magenta). 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

Hay Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Hay 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 Hay Yellow Color


  • Transparent CEB98DCEB98D
  • Transparent D4C19BD4C19B
  • Transparent DACAA9DACAA9
  • Transparent E1D3B8E1D3B8
  • Transparent E7DCC6E7DCC6
  • Transparent EDE5D4EDE5D4
  • Transparent F3EDE2F3EDE2
  • Transparent F9F6F1F9F6F1


  • Transparent B59F73B59F73
  • Transparent AE9B75AE9B75
  • Transparent A89776A89776
  • Transparent A19478A19478
  • Transparent 9A907A9A907A
  • Transparent 948C7B948C7B
  • Transparent 8D887D8D887D
  • Transparent 87847E87847E


  • Transparent 9B865A9B865A
  • Transparent 88754E88754E
  • Transparent 746443746443
  • Transparent 615438615438
  • Transparent 4E432D4E432D
  • Transparent 3A32223A3222
  • Transparent 272116272116
  • Transparent 13110B13110B

Hay Yellow Color Patterns

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    Hay Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Hay Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Hay Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Hay Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Hay Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Hay Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Hay Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Hay Yellow Plaid Pattern

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