Illuminating Color

HEX #F5DF4D / RGB (245, 223, 77)

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What is Illuminating Color?

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Illuminating is the Pantone® 2021 Color of the Year along with Ultimate Gray. It comes to us from the Textile Cotton eXtended (TCX) list where it is numbered 13-0647. It is a vivid yellow color that can be applied to web pages via its hex, RGB and/or HSL values. It is not part of the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code.

Note: The CMYK values are not available on Pantone web site and the ones mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code and are only approximates.

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Illuminating Color Codes

Hex Code#F5DF4D
RGB Values(245, 223, 77)
CMYK Values(0%, 9%, 69%, 4%)
HSV/HSB Values(52°, 69%, 96%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC66
Inverse Color#0A20B2 [Blue (Pantone)]
Pantone®13-0647 TCX
Closest RAL1016 [Sulphur yellow]
Complementary Color#4D63F5 [Ultramarine Blue]
Illuminating Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D6D6D6
Weighted Average (Luma)#D9D9D9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E6E6E6

Illuminating Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F5DF4D. Complementary color is 4D63F5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Illuminating is Ultramarine Blue with the hex code #4D63F5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F5DF4D color is offered by #4D63F5. 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 (F5DF4D, B7F54D and F58B4D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Illuminating (#F5DF4D) are Inchworm (#B7F54D) and Royal Orange (#F58B4D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Illuminating 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 (F5DF4D, 4DB7F5 and 8B4DF5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Illuminating (#F5DF4D) are #4DB7F5 (Picton Blue) and #8B4DF5 (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.

F5DF4D 4DB7F5 8B4DF5
Triadic color palette with (F5DF4D, 4DF5DF and DF4DF5)

Triadic Palette

Illuminating triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4DF5DF (Turquoise) and #DF4DF5 (Heliotrope) along with #F5DF4D 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 (F5DF4D, 4DF5DF, 4D63F5 and F54D63)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Illuminating has four colors - #4DF5DF (Turquoise), #4D63F5 (Ultramarine Blue) and #F54D63 (Magic Potion) in addition to the base color (#F5DF4D). 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 (F5DF4D, 4DF58B, 4D63F5 and F54DB7)

Square Palette

Illuminating square color palette has #4DF58B (Very Light Malachite Green), #4D63F5 (Ultramarine Blue) and #F54DB7 (Wild Strawberry). 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

Illuminating Color Rainbow Palette

Our Illuminating 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 Illuminating Color


  • Transparent F7E571F7E571
  • Transparent F8E982F8E982
  • Transparent F9EC94F9EC94
  • Transparent FAEFA6FAEFA6
  • Transparent FBF2B8FBF2B8
  • Transparent FCF5CAFCF5CA
  • Transparent FDF9DBFDF9DB
  • Transparent FEFCEDFEFCED


  • Transparent DECC57DECC57
  • Transparent D2C35CD2C35C
  • Transparent C6B961C6B961
  • Transparent BBB067BBB067
  • Transparent AFA66CAFA66C
  • Transparent A39D71A39D71
  • Transparent 979376979376
  • Transparent 8C8A7B8C8A7B


  • Transparent C4B23EC4B23E
  • Transparent AC9C36AC9C36
  • Transparent 93862E93862E
  • Transparent 7B70277B7027
  • Transparent 62591F62591F
  • Transparent 4A43174A4317
  • Transparent 312D0F312D0F
  • Transparent 191608191608

Illuminating Color Patterns

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    Illuminating Gingham Checks

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    Illuminating Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Illuminating Plaid Pattern

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