Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00) color information

The hexidecimal color, #ffcb00, should not to be confused with "Christmas yellow" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic orange". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Christmas yellow (#ffcb00), in designs, the following may come to mind: excitement and enthusiasm, having confidence, creativity, playgrounds or fun environments, and health care. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for clothing. University of Michigan, Staples, and Samsung are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

#ffcb00 is made up of (255, 203, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 20.39, 100.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16763648 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc00. 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 luma #195.41
Websafe hex #ffcc00 Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(255, 203, 0) Adobe RGB (242.00, 201.00, 47.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 80%, 0%) Closest named color Christmas yellow
rgba rgba(255.0, 203.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (80.00, 4.92, 46.70)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 20.39, 100.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (83.97, 5.06, 85.23)
hsv hsv(48.00, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (83.97, 85.38, 86.60)
hsb hsb(48.00, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (83.97, 46.02, 87.58)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

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" #ffcb00 while the second is the "compliment" #0033ff.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #ffcb00 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #0033ff.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

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.

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

Lighter variations of #ffcb00

When you combine pure white with this color, #ffcb00, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #ffcb00

Darker shades of #ffcb00 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ffcb00 with gray

Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00) 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 #ffcb00 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ffcb00 → #0033ff
#ffcb00 → #ffda4c
#ffcb00 → #000000
#ffcb00 → #b2ff00
#ffcb00 → #997900
#ffcb00 → #ff4c00

How #ffcb00 looks in different atmospheres

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.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00)

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

#ffcb00might 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.

#ffcb00 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#ffcb00. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Scouts UK
National Geographic
University of Michigan

#ffcb00 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 #ffcb00
Java new Color(255, 203, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 203, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:203 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 203f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:203, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00cbff
Python Color('#ffcb00')

Base Conversions of hex 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.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 11001011 00000000
Hex ff cb 00
Octal 377 313 0
Decimal 255 203 0

#ffcb00 Icons

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.

Color Faux-Christmas yellow (#ffcb00) on different backgrounds

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. 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 #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.