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A comprehensive guide to hex color #fef200

About hex color #fef200 - Christmas yellow

Hex color #fef200 is named "Christmas yellow". It's categorized as "yellow". When people spot the color yellow in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: being encouraged to communicate, optimism, self-esteem, food and restaurants, and affordability. This color isn't popular for clothing. University at Buffalo is using a color close to Christmas yellow in their branding. (Explore brands using Christmas yellow).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #fef200 is created using 99.6% red, 94.9% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 4.7% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0.4% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
99.6%
 
94.9%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
4.7%
 
100%
0.4%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#fef200 is made up of R: 254, G: 242, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:4.72, Y:100, K:0.39 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16708096 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffff00. This color is named "Christmas yellow". Black should be used ontop of #fef200 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #fef200. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #fef200
Websafe hex #ffff00
rgb 254, 242, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.22%, 94.53%, 0%
rgba R: 254, G: 242, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:4.72, Y:100, K:0.39
hsv 57.17, 100, 49.8
hsb 57.17, 100, 99.61
luma 218
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 251, 242, 57
Closest named color Christmas yellow
Hunter-Lab 91.96, -15.3, 53.29
CIE-L*ab 93.7, -15.73, 91.94
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 93.7, 93.28, 99.71
CIE-L*uv 93.7, 15.66, 102.01°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #fef200. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #fef200 and the second color is called the "compliment" #000cfe.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

#000cfe
#fef200

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #fef200 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #000cfe.

Design Tip: The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

#7200fe
#fef200
#008bfe

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

#f100fe
#fef200
#00fef1

Tetradic

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

Design Tip: The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

#fe000c
#000cfe
#00fef1
#fef200

Analagous

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.

Design Tip: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

#fe7200
#fef200
#8bfe00

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #fef200 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #fef200 with black #000000.

#323000
#4c4800
#656000
#7f7900
#989100
#b1a900
#cbc100
#e4d900

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #fef200 with white #FFFFFF.

#fef433
#fef54c
#fef766
#fef87f
#fef999
#fefbb2
#fefccc
#fefde5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #fef200 with gray #808080.

#999666
#a5a259
#b2ad4c
#bfb940
#cbc433
#d8cf26
#e4db19
#f1e60c

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 #fef200 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #fef200 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 #fef200 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #fef200 appears as #fdf24f when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #f7f275 when in cool fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #fef200

#fef200 might 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.

Christmas yellow
Yellow rose
Canary yellow
Yellow (process)
Aureolin
Cadmium yellow
Lemon
Neon yellow

Furthest named colors to #fef200

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #fef200. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blue
Medium blue
Electric ultramarine
Ultramarine
Blue (RYB)
Ultramarine blue (Caran d'Ache)
Bluebonnet
Philippine sky blue

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #fef200, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

University at Buffalo uses the color #ebec00

#ebec00
#002f56
#005bbb
#006570
#00a69c
#2f9fd0
#666666
#6da04b
#990000
#ad841f
#e4e4e4
#e56a54
#ffc72c
   
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #fef200
Java new Color(254, 242, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 254, 242, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.9961 green:0.949 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.9961f, 0.949f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.9961, green:0.949, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00F2FE
Python Color('#fef200')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #fef200. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16708096 while the individual RGB conversions are: 254, 242, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111101111001000000000
Hexfef200
Octal3763620
Decimal2542420

If you're considering using #fef200 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #fef200 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #fef200 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #fef200 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #fef200 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #fef200 background.

This text is hex color #fef200 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #fef200 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #fef200 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #fef200 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #fef200.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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