HEX #B4A821 / RGB (180, 168, 33)

What is Xanthophyll Color?

Xanthophyll (Hex code: B4A821) Thumbnail

Xanthophyll has the hex code #B4A821. The equivalent RGB values are (180, 168, 33), which means it is composed of 47% red, 44% green and 9% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:7 Y:82 K:29. In the HSV/HSB scale, Xanthophyll has a hue of 55°, 82% saturation and a brightness value of 71%.
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.

Xanthophyll color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, xanthophyll can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Xanthophyll Color Codes

Hex Code#B4A821
RGB Values(180, 168, 33)
CMYK Values(0%, 7%, 82%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(55°, 82%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9933
Inverse Color#4B57DE [Royal Blue]
Closest Pantone®7766 C
Closest RAL1012 [Lemon yellow]
Complementary Color#212DB4 [Persian Blue]
Xanthophyll Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Luma)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C9C9C9

Xanthophyll Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B4A821. Complementary color is 212DB4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Xanthophyll is Persian Blue with the hex code #212DB4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B4A821 color is offered by #212DB4. 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 (B4A821, 77B421 and B45E21)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Xanthophyll (#B4A821) are Dark Lemon Lime (#77B421) and Dirty Brown (#B45E21). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Xanthophyll 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 (B4A821, 2177B4 and 5F21B4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Xanthophyll (#B4A821) are #2177B4 (Green-Blue) and #5F21B4 (Grape). 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 (B4A821, 21B4A8 and A821B4)

Triadic Palette

Xanthophyll triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #21B4A8 (Light Sea Green) and #A821B4 (Byzantine) along with #B4A821 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 (B4A821, 21B4A8, 212DB4 and B4212D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Xanthophyll has four colors - #21B4A8 (Light Sea Green), #212DB4 (Persian Blue) and #B4212D (American Red) in addition to the base color (#B4A821). 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 (B4A821, 21B45E, 212DB4 and B42177)

Square Palette

Xanthophyll square color palette has #21B45E (Green (Crayola)), #212DB4 (Persian Blue) and #B42177 (Magenta (Dye)). 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

Xanthophyll Color Rainbow Palette

Our Xanthophyll 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 Xanthophyll Color


  • Transparent C3B94D#C3B94D
  • Transparent CBC264#CBC264
  • Transparent D2CB7A#D2CB7A
  • Transparent DAD490#DAD490
  • Transparent E1DCA6#E1DCA6
  • Transparent E9E5BC#E9E5BC
  • Transparent F0EED3#F0EED3
  • Transparent F8F6E9#F8F6E9


  • Transparent AAA034#AAA034
  • Transparent A49C3E#A49C3E
  • Transparent 9F9847#9F9847
  • Transparent 9A9451#9A9451
  • Transparent 95905A#95905A
  • Transparent 908C64#908C64
  • Transparent 8A886D#8A886D
  • Transparent 858477#858477


  • Transparent 90861A#90861A
  • Transparent 7E7617#7E7617
  • Transparent 6C6514#6C6514
  • Transparent 5A5411#5A5411
  • Transparent 48430D#48430D
  • Transparent 36320A#36320A
  • Transparent 242207#242207
  • Transparent 121103#121103

Xanthophyll Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Xanthophyll Plaid Pattern

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