#D9AE66 Hex Code

Color Name: Earth Yellow

What is hex #D9AE66 Color?

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The color name of hex code #D9AE66 is Earth Yellow. The RGB values are (217, 174, 102) which means it is composed of 44% red, 35% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:20 Y:53 K:15. In the HSV/HSB scale, #D9AE66 has a hue of 38°, 53% saturation and a brightness value of 85%.
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.

Hex #D9AE66 Color Codes

Color NameEarth Yellow
RGB Values(217, 174, 102)
CMYK Values(0%, 20%, 53%, 15%)
HSV/HSB Values(38°, 53%, 85%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#265199 [Cyan Cobalt Blue]
Closest Pantone®7509 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#6691D9 [Blue-Gray]
#D9AE66 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A4A4A4
Desaturated#A0A0A0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Hex #D9AE66 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of D9AE66. Complementary color is 6691D9

Complementary Palette

The complement of #D9AE66 is #6691D9 which is called Blue-Gray. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D9AE66 color is offered by #6691D9. 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 (D9AE66, CBD966 and D97566)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #D9AE66 are #CBD966 and #D97566, called Chinese Green and Terra Cotta, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #D9AE66 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (D9AE66, 66CBD9 and 7566D9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #D9AE66 are #66CBD9 (Sky Blue (Crayola)) and #7566D9 (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.

Triadic color palette with (D9AE66, 66D9AE and AE66D9)

Triadic Palette

#D9AE66 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #66D9AE (Medium Aquamarine) and #AE66D9 (Rich Lilac) along with #D9AE66, 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 (D9AE66, 66D9AE, 6691D9 and D96691)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #D9AE66 has #66D9AE (Medium Aquamarine), #6691D9 (Blue-Gray) and #D96691 (Pale Red-Violet). 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.

Square color palette with (D9AE66, 66D975, 6691D9 and D966CB)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #D9AE66 contains #66D975 (Pastel Green), #6691D9 (Blue-Gray) and #D966CB (Orchid). 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

Hex #D9AE66 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #D9AE66 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.

#D9AE66 Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - D9AE66

    Earth Yellow plaid pattern

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.