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Saffron Color

HEX #F4C430 / RGB (244, 196, 48)

Strands of saffron

What is Saffron Color?

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Saffron has the hex code #F4C430. The equivalent RGB values are (244, 196, 48), which means it is composed of 50% red, 40% green and 10% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:20 Y:80 K:4. In the HSV/HSB scale, Saffron has a hue of 45°, 80% saturation and a brightness value of 96%.
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.

Saffron is a vivid yellow color which resembles the color of the spice when mixed in a white liquid, typically milk. Saffron as a color can range from the bright yellow shown on this page to a deep orange.

The color has great significance in several religions and cultures. In both Hinduism and its offshoot, Buddhism, saffron is regarded in high esteem and is almost always a part of religious ceremonies. It is a symbolic color in India and is one of the colors in the Indian flag. Saffron is the field color in the flag of the Sikh religion and the Bhagwa Dhwaj of the Maratha Empire.

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Saffron Color Codes

Hex Code#F4C430
RGB Values(244, 196, 48)
CMYK Values(0%, 20%, 80%, 4%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 80%, 96%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC33
Inverse Color#0B3BCF [Persian Blue]
Closest Pantone®123 C
Closest RAL1018 [Zinc yellow]
Complementary Color#3060F4 [Ultramarine Blue]
Saffron Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Luma)#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DBDBDB

Saffron Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F4C430. Complementary color is 3060F4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Saffron is Ultramarine Blue with the hex code #3060F4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F4C430 color is offered by #3060F4. 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 (F4C430, C2F430 and F46230)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Saffron (#F4C430) are Pear (#C2F430) and Deep Carrot Orange (#F46230). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Saffron 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.

F4C430 C2F430 F46230
Split Complementary color palette with (F4C430, 30C2F4 and 6230F4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Saffron (#F4C430) are #30C2F4 (Picton Blue) and #6230F4 (Han Purple). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (F4C430, 30F4C4 and C430F4)

Triadic Palette

Saffron triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #30F4C4 (Turquoise) and #C430F4 (Purple (X11)) along with #F4C430 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 (F4C430, 30F4C4, 3060F4 and F43060)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Saffron has four colors - #30F4C4 (Turquoise), #3060F4 (Ultramarine Blue) and #F43060 (Radical Red) in addition to the base color (#F4C430). 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 (F4C430, 30F462, 3060F4 and F430C2)

Square Palette

Saffron square color palette has #30F462 (UFO Green), #3060F4 (Ultramarine Blue) and #F430C2 (Razzle Dazzle 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.

F4C430 30F462 3060F4 F430C2
Rainbow color

Saffron Color Rainbow Palette

Our Saffron 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.

F4C330 7DF430 30F48B 30B5F4 5330F4 F430ED F43045

Tints, Tones & Shades of Saffron Color


  • Transparent F6D059F6D059
  • Transparent F7D66EF7D66E
  • Transparent F8DC83F8DC83
  • Transparent FAE298FAE298
  • Transparent FBE7ACFBE7AC
  • Transparent FCEDC1FCEDC1
  • Transparent FDF3D6FDF3D6
  • Transparent FEF9EAFEF9EA


  • Transparent DDB640DDB640
  • Transparent D1B048D1B048
  • Transparent C6A950C6A950
  • Transparent BAA258BAA258
  • Transparent AE9B60AE9B60
  • Transparent A39468A39468
  • Transparent 978E70978E70
  • Transparent 8C87788C8778


  • Transparent C39D26C39D26
  • Transparent AB8922AB8922
  • Transparent 92761D92761D
  • Transparent 7A62187A6218
  • Transparent 624E13624E13
  • Transparent 493B0E493B0E
  • Transparent 31270A31270A
  • Transparent 181405181405

Saffron Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Saffron Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Saffron Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Saffron Plaid Pattern

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