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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ffc600

About hex color #ffc600 - near-Golden poppy

Hex color #ffc600 is close to the color named "Golden poppy". It's described as "yellow". When humans think of yellow in ads, the following may come to mind: feelings of cheerfulness, optimism, will power, energy, and sunshine. The color typically isn't associated with finance and wealth. Scouts UK, Samsung, and 18 others are using a color close to Golden poppy in their branding. (Explore brands using Golden poppy).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ffc600 is created using 100% red, 77.6% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 22.4% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
100%
 
77.6%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
22.4%
 
100%
0%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ffc600 is made up of R: 255, G: 198, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:22.35, Y:100, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16762368 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc00. Its closest named color is "Golden poppy". Black should be used ontop of #ffc600 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ffc600. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ffc600
Websafe hex #ffcc00
rgb 255, 198, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 77.34%, 0%
rgba R: 255, G: 198, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:22.35, Y:100, K:0
hsv 46.59, 100, 50
hsb 46.59, 100, 100
luma 192.471
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 240, 197, 46
Closest named color Golden poppy
Hunter-Lab 78.52, 6.56, 45.84
CIE-L*ab 82.73, 6.77, 84.2
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 82.73, 84.47, 85.41
CIE-L*uv 82.73, 48.34, 85.87°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ffc600. 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" #ffc600 and the second color is called the "compliment" #003bff.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#003bff
#ffc600

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ffc600 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #003bff.

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

#4400ff
#ffc600
#00bbff

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: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

#c300ff
#ffc600
#00ffc3

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: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#ff003b
#003bff
#00ffc3
#ffc600

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: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

#ff4400
#ffc600
#bbff00

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #ffc600: "optimism".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ffc600 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 #ffc600 with black #000000.

#332700
#4c3b00
#664f00
#7f6300
#997600
#b28a00
#cc9e00
#e5b200

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ffc600 with white #FFFFFF.

#ffd133
#ffd74c
#ffdc66
#ffe27f
#ffe899
#ffedb2
#fff3cc
#fff9e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ffc600 with gray #808080.

#998e66
#a69559
#b29c4c
#bfa340
#ccaa33
#d8b126
#e5b819
#f2bf0c

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 #ffc600 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 #ffc600 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 #ffc600 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ffc600 appears as #ffc100 when in northern sky daylight and as #fac664 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 #ffc600

#ffc600 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.

Golden poppy
Philippine yellow
Christmas yellow
Tangerine yellow
Amber
Fluorescent orange
Mango
Selective yellow

Furthest named colors to #ffc600

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ffc600. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #ffc600, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Staples uses the color #ffcc00

#ffcc00
#2c8aec
#cc0000
 

University of Michigan uses the color #ffcb05

#ffcb05
#00274c
  

Firefox uses the color #ffcb00

#ffcb00
#002147
#00539f
#0095dd
#331e54
#e66000
#ff9500
 

University of Rochester uses the color #ffd100

#ffd100
#003b71
  

Yandex uses the color #ffcc00

#ffcc00
   

McDonald’s uses the color #ffc600

#ffc600
#05007b
#2bb3f3
#47bc00
#865200
#9748a8
#bf0c0c
#e76a05

charity: water uses the color #ffc907

#ffc907
#231f20
#2e9df7
 

Adobe uses the color #ffdd00

#ffdd00
#00a4e4
#6a737b
#8a7967
#c1d82f
#fbb034
#ff0000
 

IKEA uses the color #ffcc00

#ffcc00
#003399
  

University of Alberta uses the color #ffdb05

#ffdb05
#007c41
  

National Geographic uses the color #ffcc00

#000000
#ffcc00
  

Western Digital uses the color #ffd400

#ffd400
#003369
#005195
#0067b3
#028948
#9d0a0e
  

Scouts UK uses the color #ffcd00

#ffcd00
#002855
#003da5
#004851
#004851
#0095c8
#009a44
#4d2177
#7c3a2d
#84a40b
#8c857b
#ad1aac
#ba0c2f
#ff8200
  

Massy Group uses the color #ffd200

#ffd200
#004a77
#00adee
#ff8100

Yellow Pages uses the color #ffd400

#000000
#ffd400
  

Aim uses the color #ffd900

#ffd900
   

DHL uses the color #ffcd00

#ffcd00
#ba0c2f
#c9c9c9
 

Emma uses the color #ffdb00

#ffdb00
#314855
#5cc3e8
#79ceb8
#e95f5c
   

University of Dayton uses the color #ffdd00

#000000
#ffdd00
#004b8d
#0082ca
#199051
#ce1141
#cf0a2c
#d1cdb8
#e76829
#faf2f3
  

Samsung uses the color #ffc600

#ffc600
#0057b8
#009ca6
#00a9e0
#00b140
#0689d8
#1428a0
#685bc7
#75787b
#c800a1
#e4002b
#ff6900
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 #ffc600
Java new Color(255, 198, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 198, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.7765 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.7765f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.7765, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00C6FF
Python Color('#ffc600')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ffc600. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16762368 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 198, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111111100011000000000
Hexffc600
Octal3773060
Decimal2551980

If you're considering using #ffc600 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 #ffc600 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ffc600 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ffc600 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ffc600 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ffc600 background.

This text is hex color #ffc600 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ffc600 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ffc600 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ffc600 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 #ffc600.

Buttons

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