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A comprehensive guide to hex color #ffcb00

About hex color #ffcb00 - near-Philippine yellow

Hex color #ffcb00 looks similar to "Philippine yellow". It's described as "yellow". When people spot the color yellow in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: a sense of warmth, optimism, personal motivation and power, the home, and affordability. The color typically isn't associated with finance and wealth. National Geographic, Yandex, and 18 others are using a color close to Philippine yellow in their branding. (Explore brands using Philippine yellow).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #ffcb00 is created using 100% red, 79.6% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 20.4% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
100%
 
79.6%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
20.4%
 
100%
0%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#ffcb00 is made up of R: 255, G: 203, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:20.39, Y:100, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16763648 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc00. Its closest named color is "Philippine yellow". Black should be used ontop of #ffcb00 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ffcb00. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ffcb00
Websafe hex #ffcc00
rgb 255, 203, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 79.3%, 0%
rgba R: 255, G: 203, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:20.39, Y:100, K:0
hsv 47.76, 100, 50
hsb 47.76, 100, 100
luma 195.406
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 241, 202, 47
Closest named color Philippine yellow
Hunter-Lab 79.98, 4.06, 46.65
CIE-L*ab 83.95, 4.19, 85.05
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 83.95, 85.15, 87.18
CIE-L*uv 83.95, 44.5, 87.69°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #ffcb00. 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" #ffcb00 and the second color is called the "compliment" #0037ff.

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

#0037ff
#ffcb00

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ffcb00 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #0037ff.

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

#4800ff
#ffcb00
#00b6ff

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

#c700ff
#ffcb00
#00ffc7

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.

#ff0037
#0037ff
#00ffc7
#ffcb00

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.

#ff4800
#ffcb00
#b6ff00

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 #ffcb00: "personal motivation and power".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #ffcb00 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 #ffcb00 with black #000000.

#332800
#4c3c00
#665100
#7f6500
#997900
#b28e00
#cca200
#e5b600

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ffcb00 with white #FFFFFF.

#ffd533
#ffda4c
#ffdf66
#ffe57f
#ffea99
#ffefb2
#fff4cc
#fff9e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ffcb00 with gray #808080.

#998f66
#a69659
#b29e4c
#bfa540
#ccad33
#d8b426
#e5bc19
#f2c30c

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 #ffcb00 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 #ffcb00 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 #ffcb00 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #ffcb00 appears as #ffc900 when in old daylight and as #ffc400 when in daylight 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 #ffcb00

#ffcb00 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.

Philippine yellow
Christmas yellow
Tangerine yellow
Cyber yellow
Yellow (NCS)
Golden poppy
Amber
Fluorescent orange

Furthest named colors to #ffcb00

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #ffcb00. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #ffcb00, 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 #ffcb00
Java new Color(255, 203, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 203, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.7961 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.7961f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.7961, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00CBFF
Python Color('#ffcb00')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ffcb00. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16763648 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 203, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary111111111100101100000000
Hexffcb00
Octal3773130
Decimal2552030

If you're considering using #ffcb00 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 #ffcb00 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #ffcb00 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #ffcb00 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ffcb00 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ffcb00 background.

This text is hex color #ffcb00 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #ffcb00 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ffcb00 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ffcb00 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 #ffcb00.

Buttons

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