Safety Yellow (ANSI) has the hex code #EED202. The equivalent RGB values are (238, 210, 2), which means it is composed of 53% red, 47% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:12 Y:99 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, Safety Yellow (ANSI) has a hue of 53°, 99% saturation and a brightness value of 93%. 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.
The best “safety” color would be one the human eyes (the brain, actually) notices and processes the fastest. A 1937 study showed that the yellow displayed on this page came up first on the list. As a result, school buses in the United States were painted of this color; their original color being orange.
This Safety Yellow is included in the ANSI standard Z535 safety colors which also has red, orange, green, blue and purple. Other countries too have their safety color which are typically defined in their color standards.
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The complement of Safety Yellow (ANSI) is Bluebonnet with the hex code #021EEE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #EED202 color is offered by #021EEE. 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.
The analogous colors of Safety Yellow (ANSI) (#EED202) are Mango Green (#94EE02) and Persimmon (#EE5C02). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Safety Yellow (ANSI) 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Safety Yellow (ANSI) (#EED202) are #0294EE (Blue Cola) and #5C02EE (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.
Safety Yellow (ANSI) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #02EED2 (Bright Turquoise) and #D202EE (Vivid Orchid) along with #EED202 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Safety Yellow (ANSI) has four colors - #02EED2 (Bright Turquoise), #021EEE (Bluebonnet) and #EE021E (Spanish Red) in addition to the base color (#EED202). 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.
Safety Yellow (ANSI) square color palette has #02EE5C (Malachite), #021EEE (Bluebonnet) and #EE0294 (Fashion Fuchsia). 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.
Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color Rainbow Palette
Our Safety Yellow (ANSI) 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 Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color