Old Yellow

HEX #C8AF55 / RGB (200, 175, 85)

What is Old Yellow Color?

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Old Yellow has the hex code #C8AF55. The equivalent RGB values are (200, 175, 85), which means it is composed of 43% red, 38% green and 18% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:13 Y:58 K:22. In the HSV/HSB scale, Old Yellow has a hue of 47°, 58% saturation and a brightness value of 78%.
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.

Old 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 the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Old Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#C8AF55
RGB Values(200, 175, 85)
CMYK Values(0%, 13%, 58%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(47°, 58%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9966
Inverse Color#3750AA [Violet-Blue]
Closest Pantone®7751 C
Closest RAL1002 [Sand yellow]
Complementary Color#556EC8 [Han Blue]
Old Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#999999
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ADADAD
Weighted Average (Luma)#AEAEAE
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D0D0D0

Old Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C8AF55. Complementary color is 556EC8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Old Yellow is Han Blue with the hex code #556EC8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C8AF55 color is offered by #556EC8. 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 (C8AF55, A8C855 and C87655)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Old Yellow (#C8AF55) are Middle Green Yellow (#A8C855) and Copper Red (#C87655). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Old 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (C8AF55, 55A8C8 and 7655C8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Old Yellow (#C8AF55) are #55A8C8 (Carolina Blue) and #7655C8 (Slate Blue). 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 (C8AF55, 55C8AF and AF55C8)

Triadic Palette

Old Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #55C8AF (Eucalyptus) and #AF55C8 (Medium Orchid) along with #C8AF55 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 (C8AF55, 55C8AF, 556EC8 and C8556E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Old Yellow has four colors - #55C8AF (Eucalyptus), #556EC8 (Han Blue) and #C8556E (Popstar) in addition to the base color (#C8AF55). 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 (C8AF55, 55C876, 556EC8 and C855A8)

Square Palette

Old Yellow square color palette has #55C876 (Emerald), #556EC8 (Han Blue) and #C855A8 (Mulberry (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

Old Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Old 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Old Yellow Color


  • Transparent D3BF77#D3BF77
  • Transparent D9C788#D9C788
  • Transparent DECF99#DECF99
  • Transparent E4D7AA#E4D7AA
  • Transparent E9DFBB#E9DFBB
  • Transparent EFE7CC#EFE7CC
  • Transparent F4EFDD#F4EFDD
  • Transparent FAF7EE#FAF7EE


  • Transparent BAA65E#BAA65E
  • Transparent B2A162#B2A162
  • Transparent AB9C66#AB9C66
  • Transparent A4986B#A4986B
  • Transparent 9D936F#9D936F
  • Transparent 968E73#968E73
  • Transparent 8E8977#8E8977
  • Transparent 87857C#87857C


  • Transparent A08C44#A08C44
  • Transparent 8C7B3C#8C7B3C
  • Transparent 786933#786933
  • Transparent 64582B#64582B
  • Transparent 504622#504622
  • Transparent 3C351A#3C351A
  • Transparent 282311#282311
  • Transparent 141209#141209

Old Yellow Color Patterns

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    Old Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Old Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Yellow Plaid Pattern