Everything about the color Yellow

The meaning of the color Yellow and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Yellow sits between yellow-orange and yellow-green in the color wheel. Being the most visible color from a distance, it is often used as a cautionary color. The hex code for yellow is #FFFF00.


The color of sunshine and sunflowers, yellow is optimistic, playful, and happy. It can also be associated with mental clarity and intellect.

Yellow comes in a variety of colors—from sunshine yellow to golden yellow—and works well with its complementary color, purple. Bright yellow can be used as a pop of color for highlight or accent.  

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to yellow.

Information about Yellow / #FFFF00

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #FFFF00 is made of 100% red, 100% green and 0% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #FFFF00 is made of 0% cyan, 0% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black. Yellow has a hue angle of 60 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #FFFF00 has RGB values of R: 100, G: 100, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0, Y: 1, K:0.




RGB Decimal

255, 255, 0


RGB Percentage

100, 100, 0

rgb(100%, 100%, 0%)


0, 0, 100, 0


60°, 100, 50

hsl(60°, 100%, 50%)

HSV (or HSB)

60°, 100, 100

Web Safe




97.139, -21.554, 94.478


77.003, 92.783, 13.853


0.419, 0.505, 92.783


97.139, 96.905, 102.851


97.139, 7.706, 106.787


96.324, -21.054, 55.72


11111111, 11111111, 00000000

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