Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color

HEX #EED202 / RGB (238, 210, 2)

Yellow safety sign

What is Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color?

Safety Yellow (ANSI) (Hex code: EED202) Thumbnail

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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Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color Codes

Hex Code#EED202
RGB Values(238, 210, 2)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 99%, 7%)
HSV/HSB Values(53°, 99%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC00
Inverse Color#112DFD [Bluebonnet]
Closest Pantone®7405 C
Closest RAL1021 [Rape yellow]
Complementary Color#021EEE [Bluebonnet]
Safety Yellow (ANSI) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#969696
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Luma)#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DEDEDE

Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of EED202. Complementary color is 021EEE

Complementary Palette

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.

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Analogous color palette with (EED202, 94EE02 and EE5C02)

Analogous Palette

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.

EED202 94EE02 EE5C02
Split Complementary color palette with (EED202, 0294EE and 5C02EE)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

EED202 0294EE 5C02EE
Triadic color palette with (EED202, 02EED2 and D202EE)

Triadic Palette

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.

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Tetradic color palette with (EED202, 02EED2, 021EEE and EE021E)

Tetradic Palette

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.

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Square color palette with (EED202, 02EE5C, 021EEE and EE0294)

Square Palette

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.

EED202 02EE5C 021EEE EE0294
Rainbow color

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.

EED202 3FEE02 02EE8F 0283EE 4C02EE EE02C6 EE0802

Tints, Tones & Shades of Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color


  • Transparent F1DB35F1DB35
  • Transparent F3E04EF3E04E
  • Transparent F5E467F5E467
  • Transparent F7E981F7E981
  • Transparent F8ED9AF8ED9A
  • Transparent FAF2B3FAF2B3
  • Transparent FCF6CCFCF6CC
  • Transparent FDFBE6FDFBE6


  • Transparent D8C21BD8C21B
  • Transparent CDB928CDB928
  • Transparent C2B134C2B134
  • Transparent B7A941B7A941
  • Transparent ACA14EACA14E
  • Transparent A1995AA1995A
  • Transparent 969067969067
  • Transparent 8B88738B8873


  • Transparent BEA802BEA802
  • Transparent A79301A79301
  • Transparent 8F7E018F7E01
  • Transparent 776901776901
  • Transparent 5F54015F5401
  • Transparent 473F01473F01
  • Transparent 302A00302A00
  • Transparent 181500181500

Safety Yellow (ANSI) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Safety Yellow (ANSI) Plaid Pattern

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