Pure Yellow

HEX #FFFF00 / RGB (255, 255, 0)

What is Pure Yellow Color?

Pure Yellow (Hex code: FFFF00) Thumbnail

Pure Yellow has the hex code #FFFF00. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 255, 0), which means it is composed of 50% red, 50% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pure Yellow has a hue of 60°, 100% 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.

Pure 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.

Pure Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#FFFF00
RGB Values(255, 255, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF00
Inverse Color#0000FF [Blue]
Closest Pantone®803 C
Closest RAL1026 [Luminous yellow]
Complementary Color#0000FF [Blue]
Pure Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E3E3E3
Weighted Average (Luma)#EDEDED
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EFEFEF

Pure Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFFF00. Complementary color is 0000FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Yellow is Blue with the hex code #0000FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFFF00 color is offered by #0000FF. 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 (FFFF00, 80FF00 and FF8000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Yellow (#FFFF00) are Chartreuse (Web) (#80FF00) and Orange (Color Wheel) (#FF8000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure 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 (FFFF00, 0080FF and 8000FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Yellow (#FFFF00) are #0080FF (Azure) and #8000FF (Violet (Color Wheel)). 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 (FFFF00, 00FFFF and FF00FF)

Triadic Palette

Pure Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFFF (Aqua) and #FF00FF (Fuchsia) along with #FFFF00 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 (FFFF00, 00FFFF, 0000FF and FF0000)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Yellow has four colors - #00FFFF (Aqua), #0000FF (Blue) and #FF0000 (Red) in addition to the base color (#FFFF00). 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 (FFFF00, 00FF80, 0000FF and FF0080)

Square Palette

Pure Yellow square color palette has #00FF80 (Guppie Green), #0000FF (Blue) and #FF0080 (Bright 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

Pure Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure 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 Pure Yellow Color


  • Transparent FFFF33#FFFF33
  • Transparent FFFF4D#FFFF4D
  • Transparent FFFF66#FFFF66
  • Transparent FFFF80#FFFF80
  • Transparent FFFF99#FFFF99
  • Transparent FFFFB3#FFFFB3
  • Transparent FFFFCC#FFFFCC
  • Transparent FFFFE6#FFFFE6


  • Transparent E6E61A#E6E61A
  • Transparent D9D926#D9D926
  • Transparent CCCC33#CCCC33
  • Transparent C0C040#C0C040
  • Transparent B3B34D#B3B34D
  • Transparent A6A65A#A6A65A
  • Transparent 999966#999966
  • Transparent 8D8D73#8D8D73


  • Transparent CCCC00#CCCC00
  • Transparent B3B300#B3B300
  • Transparent 999900#999900
  • Transparent 808000#808000
  • Transparent 666600#666600
  • Transparent 4D4D00#4D4D00
  • Transparent 333300#333300
  • Transparent 1A1A00#1A1A00

Pure Yellow Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Yellow Plaid Pattern