Retro Yellow

HEX #F0E27B / RGB (240, 226, 123)

What is Retro Yellow Color?

Retro Yellow (Hex code: F0E27B) Thumbnail

Retro Yellow has the hex code #F0E27B. The equivalent RGB values are (240, 226, 123), which means it is composed of 41% red, 38% green and 21% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:6 Y:49 K:6. In the HSV/HSB scale, Retro Yellow has a hue of 53°, 49% saturation and a brightness value of 94%.
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 Yellow color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, retro 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.

Retro Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#F0E27B
RGB Values(240, 226, 123)
CMYK Values(0%, 6%, 49%, 6%)
HSV/HSB Values(53°, 49%, 94%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC66
Inverse Color#0F1D84 [Indigo Dye]
Closest Pantone®602 C
Closest RAL1014 [Ivory]
Complementary Color#7B89F0 [Cornflower Blue]
Retro Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Most Common)#DBDBDB
Weighted Average (Luma)#DEDEDE
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E8E8E8

Retro Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F0E27B. Complementary color is 7B89F0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Retro Yellow is Cornflower Blue with the hex code #7B89F0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F0E27B color is offered by #7B89F0. 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 (F0E27B, C4F07B and F0A87B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Retro Yellow (#F0E27B) are Yellow-Green (Crayola) (#C4F07B) and Middle Yellow Red (#F0A87B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Retro 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 (F0E27B, 7BC4F0 and A87BF0)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Retro Yellow (#F0E27B) are #7BC4F0 (Aero) and #A87BF0 (Lavender (Floral)). 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 (F0E27B, 7BF0E2 and E27BF0)

Triadic Palette

Retro Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7BF0E2 (Aquamarine) and #E27BF0 (Lavender Magenta) along with #F0E27B 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 (F0E27B, 7BF0E2, 7B89F0 and F07B89)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Retro Yellow has four colors - #7BF0E2 (Aquamarine), #7B89F0 (Cornflower Blue) and #F07B89 (Light Coral) in addition to the base color (#F0E27B). 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 (F0E27B, 7BF0A8, 7B89F0 and F07BC4)

Square Palette

Retro Yellow square color palette has #7BF0A8 (Medium Aquamarine), #7B89F0 (Cornflower Blue) and #F07BC4 (Persian 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

Retro Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Retro 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 Yellow Color


  • Transparent F3E895#F3E895
  • Transparent F5EBA3#F5EBA3
  • Transparent F6EEB0#F6EEB0
  • Transparent F8F1BD#F8F1BD
  • Transparent F9F3CA#F9F3CA
  • Transparent FBF6D7#FBF6D7
  • Transparent FCF9E5#FCF9E5
  • Transparent FEFCF2#FEFCF2


  • Transparent DACE7C#DACE7C
  • Transparent CEC57D#CEC57D
  • Transparent C3BB7D#C3BB7D
  • Transparent B8B17E#B8B17E
  • Transparent ADA77E#ADA77E
  • Transparent A29D7F#A29D7F
  • Transparent 96947F#96947F
  • Transparent 8B8A80#8B8A80


  • Transparent C0B562#C0B562
  • Transparent A89E56#A89E56
  • Transparent 90884A#90884A
  • Transparent 78713E#78713E
  • Transparent 605A31#605A31
  • Transparent 484425#484425
  • Transparent 302D19#302D19
  • Transparent 18170C#18170C

Retro Yellow Color Patterns

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    Retro Yellow Gingham Checks

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    Retro Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Retro Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

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    Retro Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

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    Retro Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

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    Retro Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Yellow Plaid Pattern