Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600) color information

#dda600 is the hex color code that should not to be confused with "Mustard yellow" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "generic orange". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Mustard yellow (#dda600), in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: excitement and enthusiasm, friendliness, being centrally-located, playgrounds or fun environments, and the home. This color isn't popular for finance and wealth.

#dda600 Breakdown

#dda600 is made up of (221, 166, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 24.89, 100.00, 13.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14525952 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9900. White should be used ontop of #dda600 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #dda600. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #dda600 luma #163.52
Websafe hex #cc9900 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(221, 166, 0) Adobe RGB (207.00, 165.00, 39.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(87%, 65%, 0%) Closest named color Mustard yellow
rgba rgba(221.0, 166.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (65.57, 8.65, 38.33)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 24.89, 100.00, 13.33) CIE-L*ab (71.55, 9.40, 74.85)
hsv hsv(44.83, 100.00, 43.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (71.55, 75.44, 82.84)
hsb hsb(44.83, 100.00, 87.00) CIE-L*uv (71.55, 47.53, 73.53)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #dda600 while the second is the "compliment" #003bdd.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #dda600 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #003bdd.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter variations of #dda600

Lighter shades of #dda600 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #dda600

Darker shades of #dda600 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600)'s Tones

Tones of #dda600 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #dda600 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#dda600 → #003bdd
#dda600 → #e7c04c
#dda600 → #ffffff
#dda600 → #aadd00
#dda600 → #846300
#dda600 → #dd3300

Faux-Mustard yellow (#dda600) in different environments

Seeing #dda600 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #dda600 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#dda600 popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#dda600might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#dda600 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#dda600. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#dda600 in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #dda600
Java new Color(221, 166, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 221, 166, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:221 green:166 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(221f, 166f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:221, green:166, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00a6dd
Python Color('#dda600')

Base Conversions of hex color #dda600

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #dda600. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14525952 while the individual RGB conversions are: 221, 166, 0.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11011101 10100110 00000000
Hex dd a6 00
Octal 335 246 0
Decimal 221 166 0

Icons incorporating the color #dda600

If you're considering using #dda600 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #dda600 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #dda600 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #dda600 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #dda600 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #dda600 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #dda600 background.
This text is hex color #dda600 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #dda600 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #dda600 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #dda600 and white (#ffffff) background.