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Japanese Yellow Color

HEX #FFA400 / RGB (255, 164, 0)

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What is Japanese Yellow Color?

Japanese Yellow (Hex code: FFA400) Thumbnail

Japanese Yellow has the hex code #FFA400. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 164, 0), which means it is composed of 61% red, 39% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:36 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Japanese Yellow has a hue of 39°, 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.

Japanese Yellow is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the Japanese Yellow CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Japanese Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFA400
RGB Values(255, 164, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 36%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#005BFF [Blue (RYB)]
Closest Pantone®137 C
Closest RAL1028 [Melon yellow]
Complementary Color#005BFF [Blue (RYB)]
Japanese Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8C8C8C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ADADAD
Weighted Average (Luma)#ACACAC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CFCFCF

Japanese Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFA400. Complementary color is 005BFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Japanese Yellow is Blue (RYB) with the hex code #005BFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFA400 color is offered by #005BFF. 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 (FFA400, DBFF00 and FF2500)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Japanese Yellow (#FFA400) are Chartreuse (Traditional) (#DBFF00) and Ferrari Red (#FF2500). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Japanese 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 (FFA400, 00DBFF and 2500FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Japanese Yellow (#FFA400) are #00DBFF (Vivid Sky Blue) and #2500FF (Electric Ultramarine). 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 (FFA400, 00FFA4 and A400FF)

Triadic Palette

Japanese Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFA4 (Medium Spring Green) and #A400FF (Vivid Violet) along with #FFA400 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 (FFA400, 00FFA4, 005BFF and FF005B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Japanese Yellow has four colors - #00FFA4 (Medium Spring Green), #005BFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF005B (Folly) in addition to the base color (#FFA400). 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 (FFA400, 00FF25, 005BFF and FF00DB)

Square Palette

Japanese Yellow square color palette has #00FF25 (Electric Green), #005BFF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF00DB (Shocking Pink). 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

Japanese Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Japanese 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.

FFA600 7EFF00 00FF5D 00C7FF 1400FF EF00FF FF0035

Tints, Tones & Shades of Japanese Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFB633FFB633
  • Transparent FFBF4DFFBF4D
  • Transparent FFC866FFC866
  • Transparent FFD280FFD280
  • Transparent FFDB99FFDB99
  • Transparent FFE4B3FFE4B3
  • Transparent FFEDCCFFEDCC
  • Transparent FFF6E6FFF6E6


  • Transparent E69D1AE69D1A
  • Transparent D99926D99926
  • Transparent CC9633CC9633
  • Transparent C09240C09240
  • Transparent B38E4DB38E4D
  • Transparent A68B5AA68B5A
  • Transparent 998766998766
  • Transparent 8D84738D8473


  • Transparent CC8300CC8300
  • Transparent B37300B37300
  • Transparent 996200996200
  • Transparent 805200805200
  • Transparent 664200664200
  • Transparent 4D31004D3100
  • Transparent 332100332100
  • Transparent 1A10001A1000

Japanese Yellow Color Patterns

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

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  • Transparent

    Japanese Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Yellow Plaid Pattern

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