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Retro Pastel Yellow Color

HEX #F2E8BF / RGB (242, 232, 191)

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What is Retro Pastel Yellow Color?

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Retro Pastel Yellow has the hex code #F2E8BF. The equivalent RGB values are (242, 232, 191), which means it is composed of 36% red, 35% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:4 Y:21 K:5. In the HSV/HSB scale, Retro Pastel Yellow has a hue of 48°, 21% saturation and a brightness value of 95%.
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.

Retro Pastel Yellow color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, retro pastel yellow can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Retro Pastel Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#F2E8BF
RGB Values(242, 232, 191)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 21%, 5%)
HSV/HSB Values(48°, 21%, 95%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFCC
Inverse Color#0D1740 [Cetacean Blue]
Closest Pantone®7499 C
Closest RAL9001 [Cream]
Complementary Color#BFC9F2 [Vodka]
Retro Pastel Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DEDEDE
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E6E6E6
Weighted Average (Luma)#E7E7E7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#ECECEC

Retro Pastel Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F2E8BF. Complementary color is BFC9F2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Retro Pastel Yellow is Vodka with the hex code #BFC9F2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F2E8BF color is offered by #BFC9F2. 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 (F2E8BF, E3F2BF and F2CFBF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Retro Pastel Yellow (#F2E8BF) are Pale Spring Bud (#E3F2BF) and Baby Pink (#F2CFBF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Retro Pastel 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 (F2E8BF, BFE3F2 and CFBFF2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Retro Pastel Yellow (#F2E8BF) are #BFE3F2 (Beau Blue) and #CFBFF2 (Soap). 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 (F2E8BF, BFF2E8 and E8BFF2)

Triadic Palette

Retro Pastel Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BFF2E8 (Aero Blue) and #E8BFF2 (Brilliant Lavender) along with #F2E8BF 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 (F2E8BF, BFF2E8, BFC9F2 and F2BFC9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Retro Pastel Yellow has four colors - #BFF2E8 (Aero Blue), #BFC9F2 (Vodka) and #F2BFC9 (Orchid Pink) in addition to the base color (#F2E8BF). 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 (F2E8BF, BFF2CF, BFC9F2 and F2BFE3)

Square Palette

Retro Pastel Yellow square color palette has #BFF2CF (Magic Mint), #BFC9F2 (Vodka) and #F2BFE3 (Classic Rose). 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

Retro Pastel Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Retro Pastel 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 Retro Pastel Yellow Color


  • Transparent F5EDCCF5EDCC
  • Transparent F6EFD2F6EFD2
  • Transparent F7F1D9F7F1D9
  • Transparent F9F4DFF9F4DF
  • Transparent FAF6E5FAF6E5
  • Transparent FBF8ECFBF8EC
  • Transparent FCFAF2FCFAF2
  • Transparent FEFDF9FEFDF9


  • Transparent DBD3B2DBD3B2
  • Transparent D0C9ACD0C9AC
  • Transparent C4BEA6C4BEA6
  • Transparent B9B4A0B9B4A0
  • Transparent AEAA99AEAA99
  • Transparent A29F93A29F93
  • Transparent 97958D97958D
  • Transparent 8B8A868B8A86


  • Transparent C2BA99C2BA99
  • Transparent A9A286A9A286
  • Transparent 918B73918B73
  • Transparent 797460797460
  • Transparent 615D4C615D4C
  • Transparent 494639494639
  • Transparent 302E26302E26
  • Transparent 181713181713

Retro Pastel Yellow Color Patterns

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Leaves Pattern

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Trellis Pattern

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    Retro Pastel Yellow Plaid Pattern

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