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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ffc72c

About hex color #ffc72c - near-Sunglow

Hex color #ffc72c looks similar to "Sunglow". It's described as "yellow". When humans think of yellow in ads, the following may come to mind: a sense of warmth, optimism, will power, energy, and sunshine. The color typically isn't associated with finance and wealth. Stockton University, Channel 4, and 7 others are using a color close to Sunglow in their branding. (Explore brands using Sunglow).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ffc72c is created using 100% red, 78% green, and 17.3% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 22% magenta, 82.8% yellow, and 0% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
100%
 
78%
 
17.3%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
22%
 
82.8%
0%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ffc72c is made up of R: 255, G: 199, B: 44 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:21.96, Y:82.75, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16762668 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc33. Its closest named color is "Sunglow". Black should be used ontop of #ffc72c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ffc72c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ffc72c
Websafe hex #ffcc33
rgb 255, 199, 44
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 77.73%, 17.19%
rgba R: 255, G: 199, B: 44, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:21.96, Y:82.75, K:0
hsv 44.08, 100, 58.63
hsb 44.08, 82.75, 100
luma 198.03
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 240, 198, 64
Closest named color Sunglow
Hunter-Lab 78.92, 6.7, 44.22
CIE-L*ab 83.07, 6.9, 77.29
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 83.07, 77.59, 84.9
CIE-L*uv 83.07, 46.9, 82.09°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ffc72c. 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" #ffc72c and the second color is called the "compliment" #2b64ff.

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

#2b64ff
#ffc72c

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ffc72c is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #2b64ff.

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

#5d2bff
#ffc72c
#2bcdff

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.

#c62bff
#ffc72c
#2bffc6

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.

#ff2b64
#2b64ff
#2bffc6
#ffc72c

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.

#ff5d2b
#ffc72c
#cdff2b

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 #ffc72c: "energy".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ffc72c 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 #ffc72c with black #000000.

#332708
#4c3b0d
#664f11
#7f6316
#99771a
#b28b1e
#cc9f23
#e5b327

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ffc72c with white #FFFFFF.

#ffd256
#ffd76b
#ffdd80
#ffe395
#ffe8aa
#ffeebf
#fff3d4
#fff9e9

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ffc72c with gray #808080.

#998e6f
#a69566
#b29c5e
#bfa356
#ccaa4d
#d8b145
#e5b83c
#f2bf34

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 #ffc72c 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 #ffc72c 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 #ffc72c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ffc72c appears as #ffc500 when in old daylight and as #fac770 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 #ffc72c

#ffc72c 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.

Sunglow
Ripe mango
Saffron
Orange-yellow
Deep lemon
Jonquil
Google Chrome yellow
Banana yellow

Furthest named colors to #ffc72c

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ffc72c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blue
Medium blue
Blue (RYB)
Electric ultramarine
Ultramarine
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 #ffc72c, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Duolingo uses the color #ffc715

#ffc715
#14d4f4
#1cb0f6
#4c4c4c
#6f6f6f
#7ac70c
#8549ba
#8ee000
#a560e8
#bff199
#cfcfcf
#d33131
#e53838
#f0f0f0
#f7c8c9
#faa918

More4 uses the color #ffd616

#ffd616
#0081b4
#00af3e
#29245c
#333c41
#39a6dd
#85b7e2
#91be3e
#949483
#96cbb3
#9f1f5c
#dde2e0
#e5352b
#e990ab
#eb0973
#ef9020
#f47b7b
   

SuperShuttle uses the color #ffcd1a

#ffcd1a
#4285f4
  

University at Buffalo uses the color #ffc72c

#ffc72c
#002f56
#005bbb
#006570
#00a69c
#2f9fd0
#666666
#6da04b
#990000
#ad841f
#e4e4e4
#e56a54
#ebec00
   

NS uses the color #ffc917

#ffc917
#003082
  

Stockton University uses the color #ffc423

#000000
#ffc423
#79bde9
#a7a9ac
#bc9b6a
   

Channel 4 uses the color #ffc719

#000000
#ffc719
#051736
#2e1f54
#335238
#4a8594
#52057f
#598c14
#706357
#b0a696
#bf033b
#dbe0e3
#dbeede
#ed3b21
#f00a36
#ff6908

Pizza Hut uses the color #ffc425

#ffc425
#00a160
#ee3124
 

NS uses the color #ffc61e

#ffc61e
#00337f
  
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 #ffc72c
Java new Color(255, 199, 44)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 199, 44);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.7804 blue:0.1725 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.7804f, 0.1725f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.7804, blue:0.1725, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $2CC7FF
Python Color('#ffc72c')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ffc72c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16762668 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 199, 44.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111111100011100101100
Hexffc72c
Octal37730754
Decimal25519944

If you're considering using #ffc72c 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 #ffc72c colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ffc72c on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ffc72c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ffc72c background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ffc72c background.

This text is hex color #ffc72c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ffc72c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ffc72c and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ffc72c 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 #ffc72c.

Buttons

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