Here we have a list of tints and dark shades of yellow, including color names, HEX and RGB color codes. You will find a large variety of shades and tints, including all the most common and popular variations of this primary color on the RYB & CMYK color models. This list may prove useful for logo/graphic design, website and interior designing.
Yellow can range from extremely bright variations to pale tints to dark shades. Popular shades include, Mustard yellow, which is often used in clothing, also Amber, Bumblebee and Canary are among my favorites. Beige is commonly used in interior design. In paint, Banana, Ochre, Buttercup, Cream and Highlighter are popular.
RGB 255 255 0
In the RGB color model yellow is created by maximum equal amounts of Red and Green, 255 Red, 255 Green and 0 Blue.
Shades of Yellow – Names & Color Codes
RGB 251 251 148
RGB 170 170 0
RGB 254 194 12
Honey is a relativity dark shade of yellow, representing the color of honey.
RGB 252 165 16
Fire is a strong yellow color with a slight orange tinge, it moves towards red on the color wheel.
RGB 254 190 0
Amber color is another strong yellow, it’s situated between yellow and orange on the color wheel.
RGB 255 211 0
Cyber is a bright yellow with a slight orange tinge.
RGB 253 209 40
Named after a region of Italy (Tuscany), it’s the common yellow shade found in Tuscan landscapes.
RGB 223 254 0
Chartreuse yellow is a very bright yellow, with a slight greenish appearance. It’s commonly used for the color of tennis balls.
RGB 255 239 0
Canary is a bright yellow, it resembles the medium color of the Canary Bird. It also has a strong inclusion of green.
RGB 254 251 189
Cream is a very light tint of yellow, often considered a neutral variation.
RGB 204 119 34
Ochre, also referred to as yellow earth, it’s a dark naturally occurring shade of yellow. The Ochre pigment comes from a combination of sand, clay and ferric oxide.
RGB 255 244 80
Lemon is a bright tint of yellow, representing the common color of the Lemon.
RGB 245 245 209
Beige color is a very pale and neutral yellow, it’s very popular in the world of interior design.
RGB 253 219 83
Mustard color is one of the most commonly worn shades of yellow, it has often been used in the world of fashion and design.
RGB 251 225 6
Bumblebee yellow is a strong shade, it has a high inclusion of green, and it has a somewhat orange tinge.
RGB 248 228 114
Laguna is a medium pale tint of yellow.
RGB 254 225 53
Banana yellow has a couple of variations; this one is a stronger medium bright color.
RGB 249 166 3
Gold color is classed as a strong yellow shade, resembling the color of the precious metal.
RGB 238 220 131
Flax is a sandy or straw looking pale tint, its RGB values include strong amounts of green and blue. The first use of flax as a color name was in 1915.
RGB 196 145 2
Dijon yellow is named after Dijon mustard. It’s darker than normal mustard due to being made with black mustard seeds.
RGB 205 170 110
Sand is a pale yellow orange tint, resembling the common color of sand.
RGB 238 210 2
Safety yellow is a strong but relatively darker shade. It’s often used for hazard signs, and for some construction vehicles and safety equipment.
RGB 249 224 117
Macaroon is a light tint with a slight greenish tinge. It’s a common color of the small Macaroon cakes.
RGB 238 228 138
Khaki yellow is often used for clothing, including military personnel, as it provides good camouflage in hot sandy environments.
RGB 233 211 9
Citrine represents the color of the gemstone, it’s a somewhat dark shade with a green undertone.
RGB 232 220 115
Straw is a light pale tint of yellow, closely matching the color of straw.
RGB 247 197 47
Saffron is a moderately dark shade, it gets its color from the chemical known as crocin.
RGB 246 166 0
In America this shade was created just to be used on school buses.
RGB 255 227 165
Peach is a fresh looking pale tint of yellow, representing a common color of the fruit.
RGB 245 219 123
Resembling part of the color, usually the inner middle area of the Jasmine flower, which is a light tint of yellow.
RGB 238 192 92
Buttercup yellow is a popular paint shade.
RGB 246 237 65
Highlighter yellow is a very strong and bright variation, it has fluorescent properties.