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Yellow Olive Color

HEX #BFAE2B / RGB (191, 174, 43)

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What is Yellow Olive Color?

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Yellow Olive has the hex code #BFAE2B. The equivalent RGB values are (191, 174, 43), which means it is composed of 47% red, 43% green and 11% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:9 Y:78 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, Yellow Olive has a hue of 53°, 77% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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.

Yellow Olive 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 the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Yellow Olive Color Codes

Hex Code#BFAE2B
RGB Values(191, 174, 43)
CMYK Values(0%, 9%, 78%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(53°, 77%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9933
Inverse Color#4051D4 [Iris]
Closest Pantone®7765 C
Closest RAL1012 [Lemon yellow]
Complementary Color#2B3CBF [Denim Blue]
Yellow Olive Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#888888
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A5A5A5
Weighted Average (Luma)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Yellow Olive Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BFAE2B. Complementary color is 2B3CBF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Yellow Olive is Denim Blue with the hex code #2B3CBF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BFAE2B color is offered by #2B3CBF. 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 (BFAE2B, 86BF2B and BF642B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Yellow Olive (#BFAE2B) are Dark Lemon Lime (#86BF2B) and Ruddy Brown (#BF642B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Yellow Olive 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 (BFAE2B, 2B86BF and 642BBF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Yellow Olive (#BFAE2B) are #2B86BF (Cyan Cornflower Blue) and #642BBF (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 (BFAE2B, 2BBFAE and AE2BBF)

Triadic Palette

Yellow Olive triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #2BBFAE (Light Sea Green) and #AE2BBF (Dark Orchid) along with #BFAE2B 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 (BFAE2B, 2BBFAE, 2B3CBF and BF2B3C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Yellow Olive has four colors - #2BBFAE (Light Sea Green), #2B3CBF (Denim Blue) and #BF2B3C (Cardinal) in addition to the base color (#BFAE2B). 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 (BFAE2B, 2BBF64, 2B3CBF and BF2B86)

Square Palette

Yellow Olive square color palette has #2BBF64 (Medium Sea Green), #2B3CBF (Denim Blue) and #BF2B86 (Medium Red-Violet). 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

Yellow Olive Color Rainbow Palette

Our Yellow Olive 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 Yellow Olive Color


  • Transparent CCBE55CCBE55
  • Transparent D2C66BD2C66B
  • Transparent D9CE80D9CE80
  • Transparent DFD795DFD795
  • Transparent E5DFAAE5DFAA
  • Transparent ECE7BFECE7BF
  • Transparent F2EFD5F2EFD5
  • Transparent F9F7EAF9F7EA


  • Transparent B2A53CB2A53C
  • Transparent ACA045ACA045
  • Transparent A69C4DA69C4D
  • Transparent A09756A09756
  • Transparent 99925E99925E
  • Transparent 938E67938E67
  • Transparent 8D896F8D896F
  • Transparent 868578868578


  • Transparent 998B22998B22
  • Transparent 867A1E867A1E
  • Transparent 73681A73681A
  • Transparent 605716605716
  • Transparent 4C46114C4611
  • Transparent 39340D39340D
  • Transparent 262309262309
  • Transparent 131104131104

Yellow Olive Color Patterns

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    Yellow Olive Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yellow Olive Plaid Pattern

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