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Persian Yellow Color

HEX #D9C121 / RGB (217, 193, 33)

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What is Persian Yellow Color?

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Persian Yellow has the hex code #D9C121. The equivalent RGB values are (217, 193, 33), which means it is composed of 49% red, 44% green and 7% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:11 Y:85 K:15. In the HSV/HSB scale, Persian Yellow has a hue of 52°, 85% saturation and a brightness value of 85%.
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.

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

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Persian Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#D9C121
RGB Values(217, 193, 33)
CMYK Values(0%, 11%, 85%, 15%)
HSV/HSB Values(52°, 85%, 85%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC33
Inverse Color#263EDE [Palatinate Blue]
Closest Pantone®611 C
Closest RAL1012 [Lemon yellow]
Complementary Color#2139D9 [Palatinate Blue]
Persian Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#949494
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Luma)#BBBBBB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D7D7D7

Persian Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of D9C121. Complementary color is 2139D9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Persian Yellow is Palatinate Blue with the hex code #2139D9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D9C121 color is offered by #2139D9. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (D9C121, 95D921 and D96521)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Persian Yellow (#D9C121) are Yellow-Green (#95D921) and Vivid Red-Tangelo (#D96521). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Persian 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (D9C121, 2195D9 and 6521D9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Persian Yellow (#D9C121) are #2195D9 (Button Blue) and #6521D9 (Han 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.

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Triadic color palette with (D9C121, 21D9C1 and C121D9)

Triadic Palette

Persian Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #21D9C1 (Maximum Blue Green) and #C121D9 (Steel Pink) along with #D9C121 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (D9C121, 21D9C1, 2139D9 and D92139)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Persian Yellow has four colors - #21D9C1 (Maximum Blue Green), #2139D9 (Palatinate Blue) and #D92139 (Alizarin Crimson) in addition to the base color (#D9C121). 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.

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Square color palette with (D9C121, 21D965, 2139D9 and D92195)

Square Palette

Persian Yellow square color palette has #21D965 (Malachite), #2139D9 (Palatinate Blue) and #D92195 (Barbie 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.

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Rainbow color

Persian Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Persian 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.

D9C021 54D921 21D98C 2188D9 5721D9 D921BD D92321

Tints, Tones & Shades of Persian Yellow Color


  • Transparent E1CD4DE1CD4D
  • Transparent E4D464E4D464
  • Transparent E8DA7AE8DA7A
  • Transparent ECE090ECE090
  • Transparent F0E6A6F0E6A6
  • Transparent F4ECBCF4ECBC
  • Transparent F7F3D3F7F3D3
  • Transparent FBF9E9FBF9E9


  • Transparent C7B434C7B434
  • Transparent BEAE3EBEAE3E
  • Transparent B5A747B5A747
  • Transparent ADA151ADA151
  • Transparent A49A5AA49A5A
  • Transparent 9B94649B9464
  • Transparent 928D6D928D6D
  • Transparent 898777898777


  • Transparent AE9A1AAE9A1A
  • Transparent 988717988717
  • Transparent 827414827414
  • Transparent 6D61116D6111
  • Transparent 574D0D574D0D
  • Transparent 413A0A413A0A
  • Transparent 2B27072B2707
  • Transparent 161303161303

Persian Yellow Color Patterns

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    Persian Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Persian Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Persian Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Persian Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Persian Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Persian Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Persian Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Persian Yellow Plaid Pattern

Persian Yellow Color Interior Ideas

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