Pastel Yellow (Pantone)

HEX #F2E6B1 / RGB (242, 230, 177)

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What is Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color?

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) (Hex code: F2E6B1) Thumbnail

This Pastel Yellow comes from the Pantone® Textile Cotton eXtended color list where it is numbered 11-0616 TCX. The CMYK values have not been provided by the company and the ones listed on this page are only approximations having been calculated from the hex color code. For HTML, CSS code and other web applications, use the hexadecimal, RGB, HSB and CMYK color values.

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Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#F2E6B1
RGB Values(242, 230, 177)
CMYK Values(0%, 5%, 27%, 5%)
HSV/HSB Values(49°, 27%, 95%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#0D194E [Oxford Blue]
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#B1BDF2 [Vodka]
Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D8D8D8
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E4E4E4
Weighted Average (Luma)#E5E5E5
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EBEBEB

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F2E6B1. Complementary color is B1BDF2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pastel Yellow (Pantone) is Vodka with the hex code #B1BDF2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F2E6B1 color is offered by #B1BDF2. 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 (F2E6B1, DEF2B1 and F2C6B1)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pastel Yellow (Pantone) (#F2E6B1) are Pale Spring Bud (#DEF2B1) and Desert Sand (#F2C6B1). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pastel Yellow (Pantone) 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 (F2E6B1, B1DEF2 and C6B1F2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pastel Yellow (Pantone) (#F2E6B1) are #B1DEF2 (Blizzard Blue) and #C6B1F2 (Vodka). 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 (F2E6B1, B1F2E6 and E6B1F2)

Triadic Palette

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B1F2E6 (Pale Blue) and #E6B1F2 (Mauve) along with #F2E6B1 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 (F2E6B1, B1F2E6, B1BDF2 and F2B1BD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pastel Yellow (Pantone) has four colors - #B1F2E6 (Pale Blue), #B1BDF2 (Vodka) and #F2B1BD (Metallic Pink) in addition to the base color (#F2E6B1). 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 (F2E6B1, B1F2C6, B1BDF2 and F2B1DE)

Square Palette

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) square color palette has #B1F2C6 (Magic Mint), #B1BDF2 (Vodka) and #F2B1DE (Thistle (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

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pastel Yellow (Pantone) 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 Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent F5EBC1#F5EBC1
  • Transparent F6EEC8#F6EEC8
  • Transparent F7F0D0#F7F0D0
  • Transparent F9F3D8#F9F3D8
  • Transparent FAF5E0#FAF5E0
  • Transparent FBF8E8#FBF8E8
  • Transparent FCFAEF#FCFAEF
  • Transparent FEFDF7#FEFDF7


  • Transparent DBD2A7#DBD2A7
  • Transparent D0C7A2#D0C7A2
  • Transparent C4BD9D#C4BD9D
  • Transparent B9B399#B9B399
  • Transparent AEA994#AEA994
  • Transparent A29F8F#A29F8F
  • Transparent 97948A#97948A
  • Transparent 8B8A85#8B8A85


  • Transparent C2B88E#C2B88E
  • Transparent A9A17C#A9A17C
  • Transparent 918A6A#918A6A
  • Transparent 797359#797359
  • Transparent 615C47#615C47
  • Transparent 494535#494535
  • Transparent 302E23#302E23
  • Transparent 181712#181712

Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

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    Pastel Yellow (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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