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Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color

HEX #FFFF9F / RGB (255, 255, 159)

What is Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color?

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Lemon Yellow (Crayola) has the hex code #FFFF9F. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 255, 159), which means it is composed of 38% red, 38% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:38 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Lemon Yellow (Crayola) has a hue of 60°, 38% 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.

Crayola's Lemon Yellow color hex code is #FFFF9F with RGB equivalent (255, 255, 159). To use the color in digital works, either in graphics or a web page (via HTML and CSS), employ the hexadecimal code, RGB and/or HSL values. Since Lemon Yellow is a crayon color, the hexadecimal code associated with it is only an approximation. Additionally, the Lemon Yellow color's Pantone® and CMYK values mentioned in the table below have been calculated from this imprecise hex value using known formulae and are, thus, approximates themselves.

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Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color Codes

Hex Code#FFFF9F
RGB Values(255, 255, 159)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 38%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 38%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#000060 [Navy Blue]
Closest Pantone®Yellow 0131 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9F9FFF [Maximum Blue Purple]
Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DFDFDF
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F4F4F4
Weighted Average (Luma)#F8F8F8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F4F4F4

Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFFF9F. Complementary color is 9F9FFF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Lemon Yellow (Crayola) is Maximum Blue Purple with the hex code #9F9FFF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFFF9F color is offered by #9F9FFF. 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 (FFFF9F, CFFF9F and FFCF9F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Lemon Yellow (Crayola) (#FFFF9F) are Menthol (#CFFF9F) and Deep Peach (#FFCF9F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Lemon Yellow (Crayola) 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (FFFF9F, 9FCFFF and CF9FFF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Lemon Yellow (Crayola) (#FFFF9F) are #9FCFFF (Baby Blue Eyes) and #CF9FFF (Pale 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.

Triadic color palette with (FFFF9F, 9FFFFF and FF9FFF)

Triadic Palette

Lemon Yellow (Crayola) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9FFFFF (Waterspout) and #FF9FFF (Rich Brilliant Lavender) along with #FFFF9F 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 (FFFF9F, 9FFFFF, 9F9FFF and FF9F9F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Lemon Yellow (Crayola) has four colors - #9FFFFF (Waterspout), #9F9FFF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FF9F9F (Light Salmon Pink) in addition to the base color (#FFFF9F). 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.

Square color palette with (FFFF9F, 9FFFCF, 9F9FFF and FF9FCF)

Square Palette

Lemon Yellow (Crayola) square color palette has #9FFFCF (Magic Mint), #9F9FFF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FF9FCF (Pale Magenta-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.

Rainbow color

Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Lemon Yellow (Crayola) 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 Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color


  • Transparent FFFFB2FFFFB2
  • Transparent FFFFBCFFFFBC
  • Transparent FFFFC5FFFFC5
  • Transparent FFFFCFFFFFCF
  • Transparent FFFFD9FFFFD9
  • Transparent FFFFE2FFFFE2
  • Transparent FFFFECFFFFEC
  • Transparent FFFFF5FFFFF5


  • Transparent E6E699E6E699
  • Transparent D9D996D9D996
  • Transparent CCCC93CCCC93
  • Transparent C0C090C0C090
  • Transparent B3B38CB3B38C
  • Transparent A6A689A6A689
  • Transparent 999986999986
  • Transparent 8D8D838D8D83


  • Transparent CCCC7FCCCC7F
  • Transparent B3B36FB3B36F
  • Transparent 99995F99995F
  • Transparent 808050808050
  • Transparent 666640666640
  • Transparent 4D4D304D4D30
  • Transparent 333320333320
  • Transparent 1A1A101A1A10

Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Color Patterns

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Gingham Checks

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Leaves Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Trellis Pattern

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    Lemon Yellow (Crayola) Plaid Pattern

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