Pastel Yellow Color (#fdfd96)

Pastel Yellow

Pastel yellow is a delicate, soft hue with a hex code of #fdfd96. It is commonly used in interior design, fashion, and art to create serene, calming atmospheres. Its muted tone makes it both gentle and unobtrusive in its presence, but its vibrancy still adds a subtle pop of color.

This shade has been used throughout history as a symbol of joy, hope, and optimism. In the world of fashion, pastel yellow often represents youth and innocence when paired with white lace or stripes. In home decorating schemes, this light yellow can add brightness to a room without being too overpowering; it's great for accent walls or furniture pieces that need an extra layer of texture and playfulness.

Pastel yellow is perfect for crafting easy-on-the-eyes spaces that are neither too loud nor too quiet: it's the ideal balance between energy and relaxation!

In the RGB color space, the color Pastel Yellow has the values (253, 253, 150), being composed of 99.2% Red (R), 99.2% Green (G), and 58.8% Blue (B).

In the HSL color space, the color Pastel Yellow has a hue of 60 degrees, a saturation of 96.3% and a lightness of 79.0%.

In the CMYK color space, Pastel Yellow is composed of 0 parts of Cyan (C), 0 parts of Magenta (M), 41 parts of Yellow (Y), and 1 parts of Black (K).

Pastel Yellow Color Codes

RGB253, 253, 150rgb(253, 253, 150)
RGB Percent99.2%, 99.2%, 58.8%rgb(99.2%, 99.2%, 58.8%)
RGB 0-10.9922, 0.9922, 0.5882color(srgb 0.9922 0.9922 0.5882)CSS 4
HSL60°, 96.3%, 79.0%hsl(60, 96.3%, 79.0%)
CMYK0, 0, 41, 1
LAB (D50)97.68, -10.54, 49.12lab(97.68 -10.54 49.12)CSS 4
LCH (D50)97.68, 50.24, 102.11°lch(97.68 50.24 102.11)CSS 4
OKLAB0.9723, -0.0399, 0.1191oklab(0.9723 -0.0399 0.1191)CSS 4
OKLCH0.9723, 0.1256, 108.52°oklch(0.9723 0.1256 108.52)CSS 4
XYZ (D50)0.8503, 0.9412, 0.3268color(xyz-d50 0.8503 0.9412 0.3268)CSS 4
XYZ (D65)0.8114, 0.9334, 0.4260color(xyz-d65 0.8114 0.9334 0.4260)CSS 4

Pastel Yellow Color Harmonies

Analogous Palette

Analogous color harmonies are created using three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For Pastel Yellow (#fdfd96) the analogous colors are Apricot Light (#fdca96) and Celery Mousse (#cafd96). These harmonies often have a calm, relaxed feeling and can be used to create a sense of unity in a design.

#fdca96Apricot Light
#cafd96Celery Mousse

Complementary Palette

One of the most popular color schemes in art and design is the complementary color scheme. This color scheme makes use of two colors that sit opposite of each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, or purple and yellow. The color opposite to Pastel Yellow (#fdfd96) is Cobalite (#9696fd). By using contrasting colors, this scheme can create a dynamic and eye-catching look.


Split-Complementary Palette

Split-complementary color harmony is created when one color is combined with the two colors on either side of its complementary color. The two split-complementary colors forPastel Yellow (#fdfd96) are Apocyan (#96cafd) and Baby Purple (#ca96fd). This type of color scheme is often used in interior design because it is both visually appealing and harmonious.

#ca96fdBaby Purple

Double Split-Complementary Palette

Double split-complementary color harmony is a color scheme that consists of two pairs of colors that are complementary to each other. The first pair consists of the main colorApricot Light (#fdca96) and its complement Celery Mousse (#cafd96), while the second pair consists of the two colors adjacent to the main color's complement: Apocyan (#96cafd) and Baby Purple (#ca96fd). This type of color harmony is often used in art and design to create a sense of balance and visual interest.

#fdca96Apricot Light
#cafd96Celery Mousse
#ca96fdBaby Purple

Rectangle Palette

Rectangle color harmony is a color scheme based on the rectangular shape. It is made up of four colors: two complementary colors: Pastel Yellow (#fdfd96) and Cobalite (#9696fd), a split-complementary color: Bright Mint (#96fd96), and an analogous color: Pinkalicious (#fd96fd). This type of color scheme is often used in web design and advertising. The rectangular shape helps to create a sense of balance and stability, while the four colors provide a wide range of options for creating an eye-catching design.

#96fd96Bright Mint

Triadic Palette

Triadic color harmony is a color scheme that uses three colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. For Pastel Yellow (#fdfd96) the two colors that form a triadic color scheme are Glitchy Shader Blue (#96fdfd) and Pinkalicious (#fd96fd). To create a triadic color scheme, you can either choose three colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel or you can choose two colors and then find the third color that is equidistant from them. Triadic color schemes are often used in art and design because they are both visually pleasing and harmonious.

#96fdfdGlitchy Shader Blue

Tetradic Palette

Tetradic color harmony is created when four colors that are equidistant from each other on the color wheel are used together. For Pastel Yellow (#fdfd96) the three colors that form a tetradic color scheme are Lemon Gate (#96fdca), Cobalite (#9696fd) andHimalayan Balsam (#fd96ca). This type of harmony is often used in menswear, as it can create a strong and masculine look. Done well, tetradic color harmony can create a bold and stylish look.

#96fdcaLemon Gate
#fd96caHimalayan Balsam

Tints, Shades & Tones of Pastel Yellow Color

Tints, shades, and tones can be used to create unique effects in art and design. By using tints, shades, and tones, you can add depth and dimension to your work.


A tint is a lightened color, achieved by adding white. This can create a softer, more delicate look.



A shade is a darkened color, achieved by adding black. This can create a richer, more dramatic look.



A tone is a muted color, achieved by adding gray. This can create a more subtle, sophisticated look.

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