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A comprehensive guide to hex color #fff600

About hex color #fff600 - Cadmium yellow

Hex color #fff600 is commonly known by the name "Cadmium yellow". 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. Sprint, Unity, and 5 others are using a color close to Cadmium yellow in their branding. (Explore brands using Cadmium yellow).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #fff600 is created using 100% red, 96.5% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 3.5% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#fff600 is made up of R: 255, G: 246, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:3.53, Y:100, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16774656 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffff00. This color is named "Cadmium yellow". Black should be used ontop of #fff600 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #fff600. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #fff600
Websafe hex #ffff00
rgb 255, 246, 0
rgb percent (%) 99.61%, 96.09%, 0%
rgba R: 255, G: 246, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:3.53, Y:100, K:0
hsv 57.88, 100, 50
hsb 57.88, 100, 100
luma 220.647
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 252, 246, 58
Closest named color Cadmium yellow
Hunter-Lab 93.37, -16.82, 54.07
CIE-L*ab 94.81, -17.25, 92.79
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 94.81, 94.38, 100.53
CIE-L*uv 94.81, 13.66, 103.48°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #fff600. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #fff600 and the second color is called the "compliment" #000cff.

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


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #fff600 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #000cff.

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



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.



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.



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.


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 #fff600: "will power".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #fff600 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 #fff600 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #fff600 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #fff600 with gray #808080.


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 #fff600 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 #fff600 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 #fff600 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #fff600 appears as #fff100 when in northern sky daylight and as #f8f677 when in cool fluorescent.

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 #fff600

#fff600 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.

Cadmium yellow
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Christmas yellow
Yellow rose
Canary yellow
Yellow (process)

Furthest named colors to #fff600

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #fff600. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Medium blue
Electric ultramarine
Blue (RYB)
Ultramarine blue (Caran d'Ache)
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 #fff600, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Cartoon Network uses the color #fff000


Best Buy uses the color #fff200


MercadoLibre.com uses the color #ffe600


Unity uses the color #fff600


Sprint uses the color #ffe100


Snapchat uses the color #fffc00


Deezer uses the color #ffed00

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 #fff600
Java new Color(255, 246, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 246, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:0.9647 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(1f, 0.9647f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:1, green:0.9647, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00F6FF
Python Color('#fff600')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #fff600. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16774656 while the individual RGB conversions are: 255, 246, 0.


If you're considering using #fff600 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 #fff600 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #fff600 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #fff600 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #fff600 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #fff600 background.

This text is hex color #fff600 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #fff600 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #fff600 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #fff600 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 #fff600.


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