Soft Lemon

HEX #FCF99C / RGB (252, 249, 156)

What is Soft Lemon Color?

Soft Lemon (Hex code: FCF99C) Thumbnail

Soft Lemon has the hex code #FCF99C. The equivalent RGB values are (252, 249, 156), which means it is composed of 38% red, 38% green and 24% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:38 K:1. In the HSV/HSB scale, Soft Lemon has a hue of 58°, 38% saturation and a brightness value of 99%.
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.

Soft Lemon is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the soft lemon CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Soft Lemon Color Codes

Hex Code#FCF99C
RGB Values(252, 249, 156)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 38%, 1%)
HSV/HSB Values(58°, 38%, 99%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#030663 [Navy Blue]
Closest Pantone®Yellow 0131 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9C9FFC [Maximum Blue Purple]
Soft Lemon Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DBDBDB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F0F0F0
Weighted Average (Luma)#F3F3F3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F2F2F2

Soft Lemon Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FCF99C. Complementary color is 9C9FFC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Soft Lemon is Maximum Blue Purple with the hex code #9C9FFC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FCF99C color is offered by #9C9FFC. 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 (FCF99C, CFFC9C and FCC99C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Soft Lemon (#FCF99C) are Menthol (#CFFC9C) and Peach-Orange (#FCC99C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Soft Lemon 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 (FCF99C, 9CCFFC and C99CFC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Soft Lemon (#FCF99C) are #9CCFFC (Baby Blue Eyes) and #C99CFC (Pale Violet). 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 (FCF99C, 9CFCF9 and F99CFC)

Triadic Palette

Soft Lemon triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9CFCF9 (Waterspout) and #F99CFC (Rich Brilliant Lavender) along with #FCF99C 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 (FCF99C, 9CFCF9, 9C9FFC and FC9C9F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Soft Lemon has four colors - #9CFCF9 (Waterspout), #9C9FFC (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FC9C9F (Light Salmon Pink) in addition to the base color (#FCF99C). 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 (FCF99C, 9CFCC9, 9C9FFC and FC9CCF)

Square Palette

Soft Lemon square color palette has #9CFCC9 (Magic Mint), #9C9FFC (Maximum Blue Purple) and #FC9CCF (Pale Magenta-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

Soft Lemon Color Rainbow Palette

Our Soft Lemon 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 Soft Lemon Color


  • Transparent FDFAB0#FDFAB0
  • Transparent FDFBBA#FDFBBA
  • Transparent FDFBC4#FDFBC4
  • Transparent FEFCCE#FEFCCE
  • Transparent FEFDD7#FEFDD7
  • Transparent FEFDE1#FEFDE1
  • Transparent FEFEEB#FEFEEB
  • Transparent FFFEF5#FFFEF5


  • Transparent E3E196#E3E196
  • Transparent D7D594#D7D594
  • Transparent CAC991#CAC991
  • Transparent BEBD8E#BEBD8E
  • Transparent B2B08B#B2B08B
  • Transparent A5A488#A5A488
  • Transparent 999886#999886
  • Transparent 8C8C83#8C8C83


  • Transparent CAC77D#CAC77D
  • Transparent B0AE6D#B0AE6D
  • Transparent 97955E#97955E
  • Transparent 7E7D4E#7E7D4E
  • Transparent 65643E#65643E
  • Transparent 4C4B2F#4C4B2F
  • Transparent 32321F#32321F
  • Transparent 191910#191910

Soft Lemon Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Lemon Plaid Pattern