Pale Yellow

HEX #FFFFA7 / RGB (255, 255, 167)

Pale yellow rose flower

What is Pale Yellow Color?

Pale Yellow (Hex code: FFFFA7) Thumbnail

Pale Yellow has the hex code #FFFFA7. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 255, 167), which means it is composed of 38% red, 38% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:35 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pale Yellow has a hue of 60°, 35% 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.

Pale 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 pale yellow CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Pale Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFFFA7
RGB Values(255, 255, 167)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 35%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 35%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#000058 [Cetacean Blue]
Closest Pantone®Yellow 0131 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#A7A7FF [Maximum Blue Purple]
Pale Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#E2E2E2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F5F5F5
Weighted Average (Luma)#F9F9F9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F4F4F4

Pale Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFFFA7. Complementary color is A7A7FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pale Yellow is Maximum Blue Purple with the hex code #A7A7FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFFFA7 color is offered by #A7A7FF. 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 (FFFFA7, D3FFA7 and FFD3A7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pale Yellow (#FFFFA7) are Menthol (#D3FFA7) and Deep Champagne (#FFD3A7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pale 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 (FFFFA7, A7D3FF and D3A7FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pale Yellow (#FFFFA7) are #A7D3FF (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #D3A7FF (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 (FFFFA7, A7FFFF and FFA7FF)

Triadic Palette

Pale Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A7FFFF (Celeste) and #FFA7FF (Rich Brilliant Lavender) along with #FFFFA7 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 (FFFFA7, A7FFFF, A7A7FF and FFA7A7)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pale Yellow has four colors - #A7FFFF (Celeste), #A7A7FF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FFA7A7 (Light Salmon Pink) in addition to the base color (#FFFFA7). 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 (FFFFA7, A7FFD3, A7A7FF and FFA7D3)

Square Palette

Pale Yellow square color palette has #A7FFD3 (Magic Mint), #A7A7FF (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FFA7D3 (Lavender 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

Pale Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pale 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 Pale Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFFFB9#FFFFB9
  • Transparent FFFFC1#FFFFC1
  • Transparent FFFFCA#FFFFCA
  • Transparent FFFFD3#FFFFD3
  • Transparent FFFFDC#FFFFDC
  • Transparent FFFFE5#FFFFE5
  • Transparent FFFFED#FFFFED
  • Transparent FFFFF6#FFFFF6


  • Transparent E6E69F#E6E69F
  • Transparent D9D99B#D9D99B
  • Transparent CCCC97#CCCC97
  • Transparent C0C094#C0C094
  • Transparent B3B390#B3B390
  • Transparent A6A68C#A6A68C
  • Transparent 999988#999988
  • Transparent 8D8D84#8D8D84


  • Transparent CCCC86#CCCC86
  • Transparent B3B375#B3B375
  • Transparent 999964#999964
  • Transparent 808054#808054
  • Transparent 666643#666643
  • Transparent 4D4D32#4D4D32
  • Transparent 333321#333321
  • Transparent 1A1A11#1A1A11

Pale Yellow Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Yellow Plaid Pattern

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