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.

Dark shades & tints of yellow, with hex codes.

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.

Yellow

HEX #FFFF00

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

Light Yellow

HEX #FBFB94

RGB 251 251 148

Dark Yellow

HEX AAAA00

RGB 170 170 0

Honey

HEX FEC20C

RGB 254 194 12

Honey is a relativity dark shade of yellow, representing the color of honey.

Fire

HEX FCA20C

RGB 252 165 16

Fire is a strong yellow color with a slight orange tinge, it moves towards red on the color wheel.

Amber

HEX FEBE00

RGB 254 190 0

Amber color is another strong yellow, it’s situated between yellow and orange on the color wheel.

Cyber

HEX FFD300

RGB 255 211 0

Cyber is a bright yellow with a slight orange tinge.

Tuscany

HEX FDD128

RGB 253 209 40

Named after a region of Italy (Tuscany), it’s the common yellow shade found in Tuscan landscapes.

Chartreuse

HEX DFFE00

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.

Canary

HEX FFEF00

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.

Cream

HEX FEFBBD

RGB 254 251 189

Cream is a very light tint of yellow, often considered a neutral variation.

Ochre

HEX CC7722

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.

Lemon

HEX FFF450

RGB 255 244 80

Lemon is a bright tint of yellow, representing the common color of the Lemon.

Banana yellow color palette.

Beige

HEX F5F5D1

RGB 245 245 209

Beige color is a very pale and neutral yellow, it’s very popular in the world of interior design.

Mustard

HEX FDDB53

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.

Bumblebee

HEX FBE106

RGB 251 225 6

Bumblebee yellow is a strong shade, it has a high inclusion of green, and it has a somewhat orange tinge.

Laguna

HEX F8E472

RGB 248 228 114

Laguna is a medium pale tint of yellow.  

Banana

HEX FEE135

RGB 254 225 53

Banana yellow has a couple of variations; this one is a stronger medium bright color.

Gold

HEX F9A603

RGB 249 166 3

Gold color is classed as a strong yellow shade, resembling the color of the precious metal.

Flax

HEX EEDC83

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.

Dijon

HEX C49102

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.

Sand

HEX CDAA6E

RGB 205 170 110

Sand is a pale yellow orange tint, resembling the common color of sand.

Safety

HEX EED202

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.

Macaroon

HEX F9E075

RGB 249 224 117

Macaroon is a light tint with a slight greenish tinge. It’s a common color of the small Macaroon cakes.

Khaki

HEX #EEE48A

RGB 238 228 138

Khaki yellow is often used for clothing, including military personnel, as it provides good camouflage in hot sandy environments.

Citrine

HEX E9D309

RGB 233 211 9

Citrine represents the color of the gemstone, it’s a somewhat dark shade with a green undertone.

Straw

HEX #E8DC73

RGB 232 220 115

Straw is a light pale tint of yellow, closely matching the color of straw.

Saffron

HEX #F7C52F

RGB 247 197 47

Saffron is a moderately dark shade, it gets its color from the chemical known as crocin.

School Bus

HEX #F6A600

RGB 246 166 0

In America this shade was created just to be used on school buses.

Peach

HEX #FFE3A5

RGB 255 227 165

Peach is a fresh looking pale tint of yellow, representing a common color of the fruit.

Jasmine

HEX #F5DB7B

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.

Buttercup

HEX #EEC05C

RGB 238 192 92

Buttercup yellow is a popular paint shade.

Highlighter

HEX #F6ED41

RGB 246 237 65

Highlighter yellow is a very strong and bright variation, it has fluorescent properties.

Yellow flower color palette.