Soft Yellow

HEX #EEEE9B / RGB (238, 238, 155)

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What is Soft Yellow Color?

Soft Yellow (Hex code: EEEE9B) Thumbnail

Soft Yellow has the hex code #EEEE9B. The equivalent RGB values are (238, 238, 155), which means it is composed of 38% red, 38% green and 25% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:35 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, Soft Yellow has a hue of 60°, 35% 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.

Soft yellow is a mild and pale yellow color suited for interior design. It is not a web color and can only be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Soft Yellow Color Codes

Hex Code#EEEE9B
RGB Values(238, 238, 155)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 35%, 7%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 35%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFF99
Inverse Color#111164 [Dark Imperial Blue]
Closest Pantone®600 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#9B9BEE [Maximum Blue Purple]
Soft Yellow Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D2D2D2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E5E5E5
Weighted Average (Luma)#E8E8E8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EDEDED

Soft Yellow Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of EEEE9B. Complementary color is 9B9BEE

Complementary Palette

The complement of Soft Yellow is Maximum Blue Purple with the hex code #9B9BEE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #EEEE9B color is offered by #9B9BEE. 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 (EEEE9B, C5EE9B and EEC59B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Soft Yellow (#EEEE9B) are Menthol (#C5EE9B) and Peach-Orange (#EEC59B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Soft Yellow 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 (EEEE9B, 9BC5EE and C59BEE)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Soft Yellow (#EEEE9B) are #9BC5EE (Baby Blue Eyes) and #C59BEE (Bright Lavender). 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 (EEEE9B, 9BEEEE and EE9BEE)

Triadic Palette

Soft Yellow triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9BEEEE (Waterspout) and #EE9BEE (Lavender Rose) along with #EEEE9B 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 (EEEE9B, 9BEEEE, 9B9BEE and EE9B9B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Soft Yellow has four colors - #9BEEEE (Waterspout), #9B9BEE (Maximum Blue Purple) and #EE9B9B (Mauvelous) in addition to the base color (#EEEE9B). 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 (EEEE9B, 9BEEC5, 9B9BEE and EE9BC5)

Square Palette

Soft Yellow square color palette has #9BEEC5 (Sea Foam Green), #9B9BEE (Maximum Blue Purple) and #EE9BC5 (Pastel Magenta). 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 Yellow Color Rainbow Palette

Our Soft Yellow 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 Yellow Color


  • Transparent F1F1AF#F1F1AF
  • Transparent F3F3B9#F3F3B9
  • Transparent F5F5C3#F5F5C3
  • Transparent F7F7CD#F7F7CD
  • Transparent F8F8D7#F8F8D7
  • Transparent FAFAE1#FAFAE1
  • Transparent FCFCEB#FCFCEB
  • Transparent FDFDF5#FDFDF5


  • Transparent D8D896#D8D896
  • Transparent CDCD93#CDCD93
  • Transparent C2C290#C2C290
  • Transparent B7B78E#B7B78E
  • Transparent ACAC8B#ACAC8B
  • Transparent A1A188#A1A188
  • Transparent 969685#969685
  • Transparent 8B8B83#8B8B83


  • Transparent BEBE7C#BEBE7C
  • Transparent A7A76D#A7A76D
  • Transparent 8F8F5D#8F8F5D
  • Transparent 77774E#77774E
  • Transparent 5F5F3E#5F5F3E
  • Transparent 47472F#47472F
  • Transparent 30301F#30301F
  • Transparent 181810#181810

Soft Yellow Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Yellow Plaid Pattern

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