Cadmium yellow (#fff600) color information

#fff600 is the hex color code that is commonly known by the name "Cadmium yellow". It's labeled as "generic yellow". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Cadmium yellow (#fff600), in branding, they might associate it with being encouraged to communicate, optimism, self-esteem, the home, and sunshine. This color isn't popular for technology. Best Buy and Unity are a couple of companies using this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of #fff600

#fff600 is made up of (255, 246, 0) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 3.53, 100.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16774656 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffff00. 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 luma #220.65
Websafe hex #ffff00 Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(255, 246, 0) Adobe RGB (253.00, 243.00, 59.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(100%, 96%, 0%) Closest named color Cadmium yellow
rgba rgba(255.0, 246.0, 0.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (92.74, -15.14, 53.54)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 3.53, 100.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (94.31, -15.51, 91.71)
hsv hsv(57.60, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (94.31, 93.01, 99.60)
hsb hsb(57.60, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (94.31, 16.11, 102.18)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Cadmium yellow (#fff600)

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.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Cadmium yellow (#fff600)

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.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Cadmium yellow (#fff600)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Cadmium yellow (#fff600)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Cadmium yellow (#fff600)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter variations of #fff600

Lighter shades are produced by blending #fff600 with white

Cadmium yellow (#fff600)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #fff600 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #fff600

When you combine pure gray with this color, #fff600, tones are produced.

Cadmium yellow (#fff600) 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 #fff600 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#fff600 → #000cff
#fff600 → #fff84c
#fff600 → #000000
#fff600 → #8cff00
#fff600 → #999300
#fff600 → #ff7200

#fff600 in different lighting conditions

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.

Named colors and Paints related to #fff600

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

#fff600might 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.

#fff600 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#fff600. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#fff600 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 #fff600
Java new Color(255, 246, 0);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 246, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:255 green:246 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(255f, 246f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:255, green:246, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $00f6ff
Python Color('#fff600')

Base Conversions of hex 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.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11111111 11110110 00000000
Hex ff f6 00
Octal 377 366 0
Decimal 255 246 0

Icons incorporating the color #fff600

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.

Color #fff600 on different backgrounds

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. 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 #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.