Process Yellow (Pantone)

HEX #F4E400 / RGB (244, 228, 0)

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What is Process Yellow (Pantone) Color?

Process Yellow (Pantone) (Hex code: F4E400) Thumbnail

Pantone® Process Yellow color has the CMYK values (0, 0, 100, 0). It is one of the primary colors of the CMYK color model.

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Process Yellow (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#F4E400
RGB Values(244, 228, 0)
HSV/HSB Values(56°, 100%, 96%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC00
Inverse Color#0B1BFF [Bluebonnet]
Closest RAL1026 [Luminous yellow]
Complementary Color#0010F4 [Blue]
Process Yellow (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Luma)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E5E5E5

Process Yellow (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F4E400. Complementary color is 0010F4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Process Yellow (Pantone) is Blue with the hex code #0010F4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F4E400 color is offered by #0010F4. 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 (F4E400, 8AF400 and F46A00)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Process Yellow (Pantone) (#F4E400) are Chartreuse (Web) (#8AF400) and Safety Orange (Blaze Orange) (#F46A00). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Process 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 (F4E400, 008AF4 and 6A00F4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Process Yellow (Pantone) (#F4E400) are #008AF4 (Azure) and #6A00F4 (Electric Indigo). 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 (F4E400, 00F4E4 and E400F4)

Triadic Palette

Process Yellow (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00F4E4 (Turquoise Blue) and #E400F4 (Phlox) along with #F4E400 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 (F4E400, 00F4E4, 0010F4 and F40010)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Process Yellow (Pantone) has four colors - #00F4E4 (Turquoise Blue), #0010F4 (Blue) and #F40010 (KU Crimson) in addition to the base color (#F4E400). 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 (F4E400, 00F46A, 0010F4 and F4008A)

Square Palette

Process Yellow (Pantone) square color palette has #00F46A (Guppie Green), #0010F4 (Blue) and #F4008A (Magenta (Process)). 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

Process Yellow (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Process 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 Process Yellow (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent F6E933#F6E933
  • Transparent F7EC4D#F7EC4D
  • Transparent F8EF66#F8EF66
  • Transparent FAF280#FAF280
  • Transparent FBF499#FBF499
  • Transparent FCF7B3#FCF7B3
  • Transparent FDFACC#FDFACC
  • Transparent FEFCE6#FEFCE6


  • Transparent DDD01A#DDD01A
  • Transparent D1C626#D1C626
  • Transparent C6BC33#C6BC33
  • Transparent BAB240#BAB240
  • Transparent AEA84D#AEA84D
  • Transparent A39E5A#A39E5A
  • Transparent 979466#979466
  • Transparent 8C8A73#8C8A73


  • Transparent C3B600#C3B600
  • Transparent ABA000#ABA000
  • Transparent 928900#928900
  • Transparent 7A7200#7A7200
  • Transparent 625B00#625B00
  • Transparent 494400#494400
  • Transparent 312E00#312E00
  • Transparent 181700#181700

Process Yellow (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Process Yellow (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Process Yellow (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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