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#CDCD00 Hex Code

Color Name: Bitter Lemon

What is hex #CDCD00 Color?

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The color name of hex code #CDCD00 is Bitter Lemon. The RGB values are (205, 205, 0) which means it is composed of 50% red, 50% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:100 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, #CDCD00 has a hue of 60°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

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Hex #CDCD00 Color Codes

Color NameBitter Lemon
RGB Values(205, 205, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 100%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 100%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC00
Inverse Color#3232FF [Palatinate Blue]
Closest Pantone®382 C
Closest RAL1021 [Rape yellow]
Complementary Color#0000CD [Medium Blue]
#CDCD00 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#898989
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Luma)#BEBEBE
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D9D9D9

Hex #CDCD00 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CDCD00. Complementary color is 0000CD

Complementary Palette

The complement of #CDCD00 is #0000CD which is called Medium Blue. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CDCD00 color is offered by #0000CD. 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.

CDCD00 0000CD
Analogous color palette with (CDCD00, 67CD00 and CD6700)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #CDCD00 are #67CD00 and #CD6700, called Alien Armpit and Tenné (Tawny), respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #CDCD00 with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

CDCD00 67CD00 CD6700
Split Complementary color palette with (CDCD00, 0067CD and 6700CD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #CDCD00 are #0067CD (True Blue) and #6700CD (French Violet). 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.

CDCD00 0067CD 6700CD
Triadic color palette with (CDCD00, 00CDCD and CD00CD)

Triadic Palette

#CDCD00 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00CDCD (Robin Egg Blue) and #CD00CD (Deep Magenta) along with #CDCD00, our main color, 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 (CDCD00, 00CDCD, 0000CD and CD0000)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #CDCD00 has #00CDCD (Robin Egg Blue), #0000CD (Medium Blue) and #CD0000 (Boston University Red). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

CDCD00 00CDCD 0000CD CD0000
Square color palette with (CDCD00, 00CD67, 0000CD and CD0067)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #CDCD00 contains #00CD67 (Malachite), #0000CD (Medium Blue) and #CD0067 (Royal Red). 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.

CDCD00 00CD67 0000CD CD0067
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Hex #CDCD00 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #CDCD00 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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 CDCD00 Color


  • Transparent D7D733D7D733
  • Transparent DCDC4DDCDC4D
  • Transparent E1E166E1E166
  • Transparent E6E680E6E680
  • Transparent EBEB99EBEB99
  • Transparent F0F0B3F0F0B3
  • Transparent F5F5CCF5F5CC
  • Transparent FAFAE6FAFAE6


  • Transparent BEBE1ABEBE1A
  • Transparent B6B626B6B626
  • Transparent AEAE33AEAE33
  • Transparent A7A740A7A740
  • Transparent 9F9F4D9F9F4D
  • Transparent 97975A97975A
  • Transparent 8F8F668F8F66
  • Transparent 888873888873


  • Transparent A4A400A4A400
  • Transparent 909000909000
  • Transparent 7B7B007B7B00
  • Transparent 676700676700
  • Transparent 525200525200
  • Transparent 3E3E003E3E00
  • Transparent 292900292900
  • Transparent 151500151500

#CDCD00 Color Patterns

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    #CDCD00 Leaves Pattern

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    #CDCD00 Houndstooth Pattern

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    #CDCD00 Trellis Pattern

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    #CDCD00 Plaid Pattern

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Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.