Signal Yellow (RAL)

HEX #F2A900 / RGB (242, 169, 0)

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What is Signal Yellow (RAL) Color?

Signal Yellow (RAL) (Hex code: F2A900) Thumbnail

Signal Yellow (RAL) color hex code is #F2A900 and RGB (242, 169, 0). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 42°, saturation of 100% and a brightness of 95%. The CMYK values of Signal Yellow (RAL) are C:0 M:30 Y:100 K:5.

Signal yellow is from the RAL Classic list and is numbered 1003. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, the color can be applied to web pages via its hex, RGB and/or HSL values.
Important note: The CMYK values displayed on this page have been calculated from the hex color code and are only approximations.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

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Signal Yellow (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#F2A900
RGB Values(242, 169, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 30%, 100%, 5%)
HSV/HSB Values(42°, 100%, 95%)
Closest Web Safe#FF9900
Inverse Color#0D56FF [Blue (RYB)]
Closest Pantone®130 C
Complementary Color#0049F2 [Blue (RYB)]
Signal Yellow (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#898989
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ACACAC
Weighted Average (Luma)#ACACAC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CFCFCF

Signal Yellow (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F2A900. Complementary color is 0049F2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Signal Yellow (RAL) is Blue (RYB) with the hex code #0049F2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F2A900 color is offered by #0049F2. 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 (F2A900, C2F200 and F23000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Signal Yellow (RAL) (#F2A900) are Bitter Lime (#C2F200) and Electric Orange (#F23000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Signal Yellow (RAL) 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 (F2A900, 00C2F2 and 3000F2)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Signal Yellow (RAL) (#F2A900) are #00C2F2 (Blue Bolt) and #3000F2 (Electric Ultramarine). 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 (F2A900, 00F2A9 and A900F2)

Triadic Palette

Signal Yellow (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00F2A9 (Medium Spring Green) and #A900F2 (Vivid Violet) along with #F2A900 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 (F2A900, 00F2A9, 0049F2 and F20049)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Signal Yellow (RAL) has four colors - #00F2A9 (Medium Spring Green), #0049F2 (Blue (RYB)) and #F20049 (Red (Munsell)) in addition to the base color (#F2A900). 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 (F2A900, 00F230, 0049F2 and F200C2)

Square Palette

Signal Yellow (RAL) square color palette has #00F230 (Vivid Malachite), #0049F2 (Blue (RYB)) and #F200C2 (Shocking 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

Signal Yellow (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Signal Yellow (RAL) 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 Signal Yellow (RAL) Color


  • Transparent F5BA33#F5BA33
  • Transparent F6C34D#F6C34D
  • Transparent F7CB66#F7CB66
  • Transparent F9D480#F9D480
  • Transparent FADD99#FADD99
  • Transparent FBE5B3#FBE5B3
  • Transparent FCEECC#FCEECC
  • Transparent FEF6E6#FEF6E6


  • Transparent DBA11A#DBA11A
  • Transparent D09D26#D09D26
  • Transparent C49933#C49933
  • Transparent B99540#B99540
  • Transparent AE904D#AE904D
  • Transparent A28C5A#A28C5A
  • Transparent 978866#978866
  • Transparent 8B8473#8B8473


  • Transparent C28700#C28700
  • Transparent A97600#A97600
  • Transparent 916500#916500
  • Transparent 795500#795500
  • Transparent 614400#614400
  • Transparent 493300#493300
  • Transparent 302200#302200
  • Transparent 181100#181100

Signal Yellow (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Signal Yellow (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Signal Yellow (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Signal Yellow (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Signal Yellow (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Signal Yellow (RAL) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Signal Yellow (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Signal Yellow (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Signal Yellow (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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