HEX #DECC9C / RGB (222, 204, 156)

Lion Animal

What is Lion Color?

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Lion has the hex code #DECC9C. The equivalent RGB values are (222, 204, 156), which means it is composed of 38% red, 35% green and 27% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:30 K:13. In the HSV/HSB scale, Lion has a hue of 44°, 30% saturation and a brightness value of 87%.
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.

Lion is named after the top predatory animals, the lion. It is a grayish yellow color representative of the color of the fur of the animal. The color can be applied on web pages with the help of HTML and CSS using the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color codes.

Lion Color Codes

Hex Code#DECC9C
RGB Values(222, 204, 156)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 30%, 13%)
HSV/HSB Values(44°, 30%, 87%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#213363 [Indigo (Rainbow)]
Closest Pantone®7501 C
Closest RAL1014 [Ivory]
Complementary Color#9CAEDE [Wild Blue Yonder]
Lion Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CCCCCC
Weighted Average (Luma)#CCCCCC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E0E0E0

Lion Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DECC9C. Complementary color is 9CAEDE

Complementary Palette

The complement of Lion is Wild Blue Yonder with the hex code #9CAEDE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DECC9C color is offered by #9CAEDE. 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 (DECC9C, CFDE9C and DEAB9C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Lion (#DECC9C) are Medium Spring Bud (#CFDE9C) and Pastel Pink (#DEAB9C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Lion 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 (DECC9C, 9CCFDE and AB9CDE)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Lion (#DECC9C) are #9CCFDE (Pale Cerulean) and #AB9CDE (Light Pastel Purple). 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 (DECC9C, 9CDECC and CC9CDE)

Triadic Palette

Lion triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9CDECC (Pale Robin Egg Blue) and #CC9CDE (Wisteria) along with #DECC9C 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 (DECC9C, 9CDECC, 9CAEDE and DE9CAE)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Lion has four colors - #9CDECC (Pale Robin Egg Blue), #9CAEDE (Wild Blue Yonder) and #DE9CAE (Pastel Pink) in addition to the base color (#DECC9C). 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 (DECC9C, 9CDEAB, 9CAEDE and DE9CCF)

Square Palette

Lion square color palette has #9CDEAB (Teal Deer), #9CAEDE (Wild Blue Yonder) and #DE9CCF (Orchid (Crayola)). 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

Lion Color Rainbow Palette

Our Lion 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 Lion Color


  • Transparent E5D6B0#E5D6B0
  • Transparent E8DBBA#E8DBBA
  • Transparent EBE0C4#EBE0C4
  • Transparent EFE6CE#EFE6CE
  • Transparent F2EBD7#F2EBD7
  • Transparent F5F0E1#F5F0E1
  • Transparent F8F5EB#F8F5EB
  • Transparent FCFAF5#FCFAF5


  • Transparent CBBD96#CBBD96
  • Transparent C2B594#C2B594
  • Transparent B8AE91#B8AE91
  • Transparent AFA68E#AFA68E
  • Transparent A69E8B#A69E8B
  • Transparent 9C9788#9C9788
  • Transparent 938F86#938F86
  • Transparent 898883#898883


  • Transparent B2A37D#B2A37D
  • Transparent 9B8F6D#9B8F6D
  • Transparent 857A5E#857A5E
  • Transparent 6F664E#6F664E
  • Transparent 59523E#59523E
  • Transparent 433D2F#433D2F
  • Transparent 2C291F#2C291F
  • Transparent 161410#161410

Lion Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Lion Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Lion Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lion Plaid Pattern

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