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99 Shades of Yellow Color with Names, HEX, RGB, & CMYK

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Shades of yellow color

Yellow is the lightest color of the spectrum, and yet it has many more shades we can count on our hands.

From the light cream to the deeper ochre, there’s a long list of uplifting and musty yellow shades to use in the most diverse types of design.

Usually, companies related to leisure, children’s products, food, transportation, and travel use yellow in their logos. Also, many people associate yellow things with cheapness.

On the other hand, when it comes to website design, most brands use it to call the reader’s attention without being too aggressive, like red would be.

Today’s article covers 99 shades of yellow with names, hex, RGB, and CMYK codes. Enjoy!

Fun fact: Yellow is the only color that reacts badly to black. The result of mixing these colors is the yellow-greenish hue, olive.

Yellow shades

Pastel yellow
Hex #FFFE71
RGB 255, 254, 113
CMYK 0, 0, 56, 0

Orange yellow
Hex #FFAD01
RGB 255, 173, 1
CMYK 0, 32, 100, 0

Yellow orange
Hex #FFAE42
RGB 255, 174, 66
CMYK 0, 32, 74, 0

School bus yellow
Hex #FFD800
RGB 255, 216, 0
CMYK 0, 15, 100, 0

Moccasin
Hex #FFE4B5
RGB 255, 228, 181
CMYK 0, 11, 29, 0

Lemon curry
Hex #CCA01D
RGB 204, 160, 29
CMYK 0, 22, 86, 20

Selective yellow
Hex #FFBA00
RGB 255, 186, 0
CMYK 0, 27, 100, 0

Unmellow yellow
Hex #FFFF66
RGB 255, 255, 102
CMYK 0, 0, 60, 0

Mellow yellow
Hex #F8DE7E
RGB 248, 222, 126
CMYK 0, 10, 49, 3

Maximum yellow
Hex #FAFA37
RGB 250, 250, 55
CMYK 0, 0, 78, 2

Mustard
Hex #FEDC56
RGB 254, 220, 86
CMYK 0, 13, 66, 0

Yellow Munsell
Hex #EFCC00
RGB 239, 204, 0
CMYK 0, 15, 100, 6

Beige
Hex #F5F5DC
RGB 245, 245, 220
CMYK 0, 0, 10, 4

Amber
Hex #FFBF00
RGB 255, 191, 0
CMYK 0, 25, 100, 0

True yellow
Hex #FFFF00
RGB 255, 255, 0
CMYK 0, 0, 100, 0

Arylide yellow
Hex #E9D66B
RGB 233, 214, 107
CMYK 0, 8, 54, 9

Dijon
Hex #C49102
RGB 196, 145, 2
CMYK 0, 26, 99, 23

Jonquil
Hex #F4CA16
RGB 244, 202, 22
CMYK 0, 17, 91, 4

Honey
Hex #FFB200
RGB 255, 178, 0
CMYK 0, 30, 100, 0

Old lace
Hex #FDF5E6
RGB 253, 245, 230
CMYK 0, 3, 9, 1

Tuscany
Hex #FCD12A
RGB 252, 209, 42
CMYK 0, 17, 83, 1

Titanium yellow
Hex #EEE600
RGB 238, 230, 0
CMYK 0, 3, 100, 7

Banana
Hex #FFE135
RGB 255, 225, 53
CMYK 0, 12, 79, 0

Banana mania
Hex #FFE6A8
RGB 43, 100, 83
CMYK 0, 10, 34, 0

Peach
Hex #FFE5B4
RGB 255, 229, 180
CMYK 0, 10, 29, 0

Peach puff
Hex #FFDBAB
RGB 255, 219, 171
CMYK 0, 14, 33, 0

Wheat
Hex #F6DFB1
RGB 40, 79, 83
CMYK 0, 9, 28, 4

Cyber yellow
Hex #FFD300
RGB 255, 211, 0
CMYK 0, 17, 100, 0

Yellow tan
Hex #FFE36E
RGB 255, 227, 110
CMYK 0, 11, 57, 0

Butter
Hex #FFFD74
RGB 255, 253, 116
CMYK 0, 1, 55, 0

Mikado yellow
Hex #FFC40C
RGB 255, 196, 12
CMYK 0, 23, 95, 0

Hunyadi yellow
Hex #E8AC41
RGB 232, 172, 65
CMYK 0, 26, 72, 9

Blond
Hex #FEF1B8
RGB 49, 97, 86
CMYK 0, 5, 28, 0

Bumblebee
Hex #FCE205
RGB 252, 226, 5
CMYK 0, 10, 98, 1

Maximum yellow red
Hex #F2BA49
RGB 242, 186, 73
CMYK 0, 23, 70, 5

Orange yellow crayola
Hex #F8D568
RGB 248, 213, 104
CMYK 0, 14, 58, 3

Sunflower
Hex #FFDA03
RGB 255, 218, 3
CMYK 0, 15, 99, 0

Jasmine
Hex #F8DE7E
RGB 248, 222, 126
CMYK 0, 10, 49, 3

Sand
Hex #E2CA76
RGB 226, 202, 118
CMYK 0, 11, 48, 11

Light French beige
Hex #CEB180
RGB 206, 177, 128
CMYK 0, 14, 38, 19

Medium champagne
Hex #FEEEAA
RGB 49, 98, 83
CMYK 0, 6, 33, 0

Deep champagne
Hex #EFD195
RGB 40, 74, 76
CMYK 0, 13, 38, 6

Papaya whip
Hex #FFEFD5
RGB 255, 239, 213
CMYK 0, 6, 16, 0

Light yellow
Hex #FFFFE0
RGB 255, 255, 224
CMYK 0, 0, 12, 0

Bright yellow
Hex #FFFD01
RGB 255, 253, 1
CMYK 0, 1, 100, 0

Dark yellow
Hex #D5B60A
RGB 213, 182, 10
CMYK 0, 15, 95, 16

Neon yellow
Hex #CFFF04 
RGB 207, 255, 4
CMYK 19, 0, 98, 0

Mindaro
Hex #E3F988
RGB 227, 249, 136
CMYK 9, 0, 45, 2

Greenish yellow
Hex #EEEA62
RGB 238, 234, 98
CMYK 0, 2, 59, 7

Middle yellow red
Hex #ECB176
RGB 236, 177, 118
CMYK 0, 25, 50, 7

Buff
Hex #F9E486
RGB 249, 228, 134
CMYK 0, 8, 46, 2

Laguna
Hex #F8E473
RGB 248, 228, 115
CMYK 0, 8, 54, 3

Maize crayola
Hex #F2C649
RGB 242, 198, 73
CMYK 0, 18, 70, 5

Trombone
Hex #D2B55B
RGB 210, 181, 91
CMYK 0, 14, 57, 18

Chrome yellow
Hex #FFA700
RGB 255, 167, 0
CMYK 0, 35, 100, 0

Safety yellow
Hex #EED202
RGB 238, 210, 2
CMYK 0, 12, 99, 7

Minion yellow
Hex #F5E050
RGB 245, 224, 80
CMYK 0, 9, 67, 4

Golden yellow
Hex #FFDF00
RGB 255, 223, 0
CMYK 0, 13, 100, 0

Cream
Hex #FFFFCC
RGB 255, 255, 204
CMYK 0, 0, 20, 0

Naples yellow
Hex #FADA5E
RGB 250, 218, 94
CMYK 0, 13, 62, 2

Citrine
Hex #E4D00A
RGB 228, 208, 10
CMYK 0, 9, 96, 11

Straw
Hex #E4D96F
RGB 228, 217, 111
CMYK 0, 5, 51, 11

Royal yellow
Hex #FADA5E
RGB 250, 218, 94
CMYK 0, 13, 62, 2

Icterine
Hex #FCF75E
RGB 252, 247, 94
CMYK 0, 2, 63, 1

Xanthic
Hex #EEED09
RGB 238, 237, 9
CMYK 0, 0, 96, 7

Bright yellow crayola
Hex #FFAA1D
RGB 255, 170, 29
CMYK 0, 33, 89, 0

Light canary
Hex #FFFF99
RGB 255, 255, 153
CMYK 0, 0, 40, 0

Yellow crayola
Hex #FCE883
RGB 252, 232, 131
CMYK 0, 8, 48, 1

Saffron
Hex #F4C430
RGB 244, 196, 48
CMYK 0, 20, 80, 4

Aureolin
Hex #FDEE00
RGB 253, 238, 0
CMYK 0, 6, 100, 1

Light khaki
Hex #F0E68C
RGB 240, 230, 140
CMYK 0, 4, 42, 6

Indian yellow
Hex #E3A857
RGB 227, 168, 87
CMYK 0, 26, 62, 11

Pale goldenrod
Hex #EEE8AA
RGB 238, 232, 170
CMYK 0, 3, 29, 7

Light goldenrod
Hex #FAFAD2
RGB 250, 250, 210
CMYK 0, 0, 16, 2

Goldenrod
Hex #DAA520
RGB 218, 165, 32
CMYK 0, 24, 85, 15

Old gold
Hex #CFB53B
RGB 207, 181, 59
CMYK 0, 13, 71, 19

Gold metallic
Hex #D5B00B
RGB 213, 176, 11
CMYK 0, 17, 95, 16

Gold crayola
Hex #ECC983
RGB 40, 73, 72
CMYK 0, 15, 44, 7

Flax
Hex #EEDC82
RGB 238, 220, 130
CMYK 0, 8, 45, 7

Mango
Hex #FDBE02
RGB 253, 190, 2
CMYK 0, 25, 99, 1

Lemon yellow
Hex #FDFF00
RGB 253, 255, 0
CMYK 1, 0, 100, 0

Lemon chiffon
Hex #FFFACD
RGB 255, 250, 205
CMYK 0, 2, 20, 0

Laser lemon
Hex #F6FF75
RGB 64, 100, 73
CMYK 4, 0, 54, 0

Chartreuse traditional
Hex #DFFF00
RGB 223, 255, 0
CMYK 13, 0, 100, 0

Pear
Hex #D1E231
RGB 209, 226, 49
CMYK 8, 0, 78, 11

Green yellow
Hex #DADD98
RGB 218, 221, 152
CMYK 1, 0, 31, 13

Olive
Hex #808000
RGB 128, 128, 0
CMYK 0, 0, 100, 50

Navajo
Hex #FFDDAF
RGB 255, 221, 175
CMYK 0, 13, 31, 0

Sunray
Hex #E3AB57
RGB 227, 171, 87
CMYK 0, 25, 62, 11

Sunshine yellow
Hex #FFFD37
RGB 255, 253, 55
CMYK 0, 1, 78, 0

Sunglow
Hex #FFCC33
RGB 255, 204, 51
CMYK 0, 20, 80, 0

Sizzling sunrise
Hex #FCD900
RGB 252, 217, 0
CMYK 0, 14, 100, 1

Ochre
Hex #CC7722
RGB 204, 119, 34
CMYK 0, 42, 83, 20

Earth yellow
Hex #E1A95F
RGB 225, 169, 95
CMYK 0, 25, 58, 12

Cadmium yellow
Hex #FFF600
RGB 255, 246, 0
CMYK 0, 4, 100, 0

Canary yellow
Hex #FFEF00
RGB 255, 239, 0
CMYK 0, 6, 100, 0

Cornsilk
Hex #FFF8DC
RGB 255, 248, 220
CMYK 0, 3, 14, 0

Corn
Hex #FBEC5D
RGB 251, 236, 93
CMYK 0, 6, 63, 2

Apricot
Hex #FBCEB1
RGB 251, 206, 177
CMYK 0, 18, 29, 2

History of yellow

Together with red, yellow ochre is one of the oldest existing pigments. The color was found in 17,000-year old cave paintings from Egypt and Rome.

In many religions, the yellow color has been worshipped with numerous sun gods wearing yellow garments as representations of it. Because of its associations with sunlight, yellow is often seen as a warm and uplifting color.

In contrast, yellow symbolizes deceit in some religions. For instance, yellow is typically the color Judas wears in Christian paintings.

During the Renaissance, Jewish people were marked with the color yellow. The German army brought this back in WWII when Jews were marked with a yellow star.

Color palette yellow

Here are some uplifting yellow color palettes to inspire your web or interior designs.

Floral dazzle

Tulips palette has shades of yellow color

Vitamins time

Fruits palette has shades of yellow color

Honey hug

Honeycomb palette has shades of yellow color

Inner sunshine

Butterfly palette has shades of yellow color

Forever amber

Amber palette has shades of yellow color

Most popular shades of yellow color

As one of the most popular colors, yellow is present in most people’s lives in at least one of these different shades below.

Amber

Located midway between the colors of yellow and orange on the color wheel, amber as a color name is derived from the fossilized tree resin with the same name.

In English, the first documented use of the term as a color name was in 1500.

Ochre

Ochre is a natural clay earth pigment which is a result of the ferric oxide, clay, and sand mixture.

Gold

The web color gold is often mentioned as golden to differentiate it from the color metallic gold.

While the first documented use of the color name gold was in the year 1400, golden, also as a color name, was recorded in 1300 to refer to the element gold and in 1423 to refer to blond hair.

Lemon yellow

This pale shade of yellow has its name derived from the lemon fruit. The first documented use of lemon yellow as a color was in 1598.

Sunflower

Traditionally, sunflowers are bright yellow with brown centers, but varieties include shades of bright yellow, copper, red, brown, orange and bi-colored.

What are the different shades of yellow color?

There are different yellow shades that are mostly named after fruits, flowers, and minerals.

However, the most popular shades of yellow include amber, ochre, gold, lemon yellow, canary, and sunflower.

What is the prettiest shade of yellow?

While color preference is personal, most people prefer warm shades of yellow, which include mango #FDBE02 and sunglow #FFCC33.

What is the darkest color yellow?

Yellow, unlike most colors, doesn’t have a dark shade. So if you add black to yellow, you will have olive (#808000), which resembles more green than yellow.

In a way, olive is the darkest yellow.

What is the lightest color yellow?

The lightest color yellow is unsurprisingly light yellow (#FFFFE0).

What is the hex code of yellow color?

The true yellow hex code is #FFFF00.

What is the RGB code of yellow color?

The true yellow RGB code is 255, 255, 0.

What is the CMYK code of yellow color?

The true yellow CMYK code is 0, 0, 100, 0.

Wrapping up on the shades of yellow color

Whether you’re looking for an uplifting shade of yellow for your website, design, or home decoration, the comprehensive list above probably gave you lots of excellent ideas to work with.

Beyond that, there are some pretty funny yellow color names that are worth learning about just because they are hilarious.

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