Pesto Color


Pesto is calm, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #8389ce
Complementary Color #31367c
Color Shade: warm yellow (55.2° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 33.92% (better contrasting with white)
Pesto Color Sample
Pesto Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7c7631

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Pesto Color. The Saguaro color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called High Forest Green (#665d25) for more energetic effect. Try Jalapeño as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#31367c is the best complementary color to Pesto. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #7c7631 complementary color is Minsk, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Pesto are #7c5031 and #5c7c31. Thus found on the left and right of #7c7631 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Old Copper and Crete colors as they work well with Pesto.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Pesto palette consists of #50317c and #315c7c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#31367c). Try Minsk and Chambray colors in combination with #7c7631, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #7c7631 offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Pesto. Thus Eminence and Paradiso giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Pesto contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Minsk, Sea Green, and Camelot split by 90° on the color wheel. #7c7631 square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm magenta shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Pesto tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#31367c) and two others. The Paradiso is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Solid Pink – 120° from the complementary Minsk. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #317c76 and #7c3136.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7c7631 is made of 43% red, 41% green and 17% blue. In a HSL mode Pesto has a hue angle of 55.2°, a saturation of 43.35% and a lightness of 33.92%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7c7631 is made of 0% cyan, 2.36% magenta, 29.41% yellow and 51.37% black ink.

HEX #7c7631
RGB Decimal rgb(124,118,49)
RGB Percentage 43%, 41%, 17%
CMYK 0, 2.36, 29.41, 51.37
HSL hsl(55.2,43.35%,33.92%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(55.2,60.48%,48.63%)
CIE-LAB lab(48.8391,-7.2215,38.0044)
XYZ xyz(15.345,17.4637,5.4678)