55+ Happy Shades Of Yellow

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Yellow is a bright warm color that makes us feel happy, optimistic, and positive! There are hundreds of shades of yellow that you can see in nature every day – from flowers to fruits to sunsets, you really can’t deny the positive effect that yellow can have on people!

Just like red and orange, yellow is a warm color used to grab attention and convey a sense of enthusiasm, positivity, and energy.

Fun fact! Ever wondered why post-it notes are yellow? It is no coincidence! Researchers have found that yellow boosts people’s memories! It’s no surprise then that the company, Post-it, not only uses yellow in their logo and branding but also in their products. Clever!

In this article, we will look at some of the most popular yellow color names and their corresponding yellow hex codes and yellow RGB values which you can use when looking for color palette inspiration. Whether you are looking for a pale yellow, a dark yellow color, or a bold sunflower yellow we’ve got you covered with over 55 different shades of yellow to choose from!


Shades Of Yellow Color Codes Table With Shades Of Yellow Color Names, Yellow Hex Codes And Yellow RGB Values

True Yellow Color Swatch

The brightest and most intense shade of yellow is known as true yellow. True yellow is created when red and green are fully saturated while there is no blue at all. This is what true yellow looks like:

True Yellow
Yellow Hex Code: #FFFF00
Yellow RGB Code: RGB(255, 255, 0)

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Yellow Hex Code Chart With Yellow Color Names & RGB Values

While true yellow is made up of only red and green, when you change the amount of each color and even have a little bit of blue you change the shade of yellow that is created. Here is a color chart of some of the most popular yellow colors that you can use.

Bronze Yellow #737000 rgb(115, 112, 0)
Camouflage Yellow #978942 rgb(151, 137, 66)
Olive Yellow #9D8F65 rgb(157, 143, 101)
Ochre Yellow #B5904B rgb(181, 144, 75)
Dijon #C49102 rgb(196, 145, 2)
Satin Sheen Gold #CBA135 rgb(203, 161, 53)
Lemon Curry #CCA01D rgb(204, 160, 29)
Old Yellow #C8AF55 rgb(200, 175, 85)
Trombone #D2B55B rgb(210, 181, 91)
Hazelnut #BDA55D rgb(189, 165, 93)
Fawn #C8A951 rgb(200. 169. 81)
Granola #D6B85A rgb(214, 184, 90)
Biscotti #E3C565 rgb(227, 197, 101)
Sandcastle #DAC17C rgb(218, 193, 124)
Oat #DFC98A rgb(223, 201, 138)
Hazel Wood #C9BB8E rgb(201, 187. 142)
Tan #E6DBAC rgb(230, 219, 172)
Sand Dollar #EDE8BA rgb(237, 232, 186)
Oyster #DCD7A0 rgb(220, 215, 160)
Dusty Yellow #D4CC9A rgb(212, 204, 154)
Parmesan #FDE992 rgb(253, 233, 146)
Macaroon #F9E076 rgb(249, 224, 118)
Egg Nog #FAE29C rgb(250, 226, 156)
Beige #EEDC9A rgb(238, 220, 154
Buttermilk #FDEFB2 rgb(253, 239, 178)
Yellow Orange #D56F00 rgb(213, 111, 0)
Mineral Yellow #D39C43 rgb(211, 156, 67)
Maize Yellow #DB9100 rgb(219, 145, 0)
Broom Yellow #DBA400 rgb(219, 164, 0)
Goldenrod #DAA520 rgb(218, 165, 32)
Vintage Yellow #CBA92B rgb(203, 169, 43)
Dark Yellow #D5B60A rgb(213, 182, 10)
Yellow Jasmine #CEB00D rgb(206, 176, 13)
Dull Yellow #DECA57 rgb(222, 202, 87)
Muted Yellow #E0D268 rgb(224, 210, 104)
Pale Lime Yellow #DFE69F rgb(223, 230, 159)
Pale Goldenrod #EEE8AA rgb(238, 232, 170)
Pale Yellow #FFFFA7 rgb(255, 255, 167)
Very Pale Yellow #FFFFBF rgb(255, 255, 191)
Cream #FFFFCC rgb(255, 255, 204)
Light Yellow #FFFFE0 rgb(255, 255, 224)
Tender Yellow #EDEEB7 rgb(237, 238, 183)
Faded Yellow #ECE3A1 rgb(236, 227, 161)
Flax #EEDC82 rgb(238, 220, 130)
Matte Yellow #EDD94C rgb(237, 217, 76)
Sandstorm #ECD540 rgb(236, 213, 64)
Titanium Yellow #EEE600 rgb(238, 230, 0)
Yellow #FFFF00 rgb(255, 255, 0)
Sunshine Yellow #FFFD37 rgb(255, 253, 55)
Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66 rgb(255, 255, 102)
Pastel Yellow #FFFE71 rgb(255, 254, 113)
Butter #FFFD74 rgb(255, 253, 116)
Sunflower #FFDA03 rgb(255, 218, 3)
British Yellow #EDC001 rgb(237, 192, 1)
Colza Yellow #EEB700 rgb(238, 183, 0)
Tangerine Yellow #FFCC00 rgb(255, 204, 0)
Gold #FFD700 rgb(255, 215, 0)
Banana #FFE135 rgb(255, 225, 53)
Safety Yellow #EED202 rgb(238, 210, 2)
Earth Yellow #E1A95F rgb(225, 169, 95)
Deep Napoli Yellow #FFCF99 rgb(255, 207, 153)
Fluorescent Yellow #CCFF00 rgb(204, 255, 0)
Neon Yellow #CFFF04 rgb(207, 255, 4)
Chartreuse #DFFF00 rgb(223, 255, 0)

Yellow Hex Codes

Hex codes are six-digit codes that represent different colors depending on the amount of red, green, and blue they contain. All hex codes start with the hashtag symbol followed by six characters that represent the intensity of the red, green, and blue in that color – Zero represents no color while the letter F tells us that the color is fully saturated.

Hex color codes are displayed in the following format: #RRGGBB

Changing the values for red, green, and blue will change the color.

The hex code for yellow is #FFFF00.

Yellow is a combination of the red hex code (#FF0000) and the green hex code (#00FF00) and from the yellow hex code above you can see that to create yellow the red and green values are fully saturated. Yellow contains no blue hence the zero hex values for blue in the yellow hex code.

Yellow RGB Codes

RGB color codes are similar to Hex codes in that they also represent colors by using values for the intensity of red, green, and blue in a color. RGB values start at 0 (no color) and end at 255 (fully saturated color).

The Yellow RGB code is RGB(255, 255, 0)

Learn More About The Color Yellow!

If you would like to learn more about yellow and all the different ways in which you can use this gorgeous uplifting color then don’t forget to check out the following resources!


Yellow is an awesome color to use if you want to convey a sense of fun energy and optimism in your journaling. Whether you’re looking for a dark yellow hex code or a neon yellow RGB code there are many different shades of yellow to choose from so you are sure to find a yellow color that suits your personality!

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