Sycamore Color


Sycamore 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 #6f72c6
Complementary Color #383b90
Color Shade: warm yellow (57.93° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 39.41% (better contrasting with white)
Sycamore Color Sample
Sycamore Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #908d39

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Sycamore Color. The Crete color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Spanish Bistre (#807532) for more energetic effect. Try Marsh Grass as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#383b90 is the best complementary color to Sycamore. 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 #908d39 complementary color is Chambray, 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 Sycamore are #906138 and #679038. Thus found on the left and right of #908d39 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Potters Clay and Apple colors as they work well with Sycamore.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sycamore palette consists of #613890 and #386790 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#383b90). Try Gigas and Calypso colors in combination with #908d39, 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 #908d39 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 Sycamore. Thus Vivid Violet and Paradiso giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sycamore contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Chambray, Sea Green, and Vin Rouge split by 90° on the color wheel. #908d39 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. Sycamore tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#383b90) and two others. The Paradiso is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Sanguine Brown – 120° from the complementary Chambray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #38908d and #90383b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #908d39 is made of 42% red, 41% green and 17% blue. In a HSL mode Sycamore has a hue angle of 57.93°, a saturation of 43.28% and a lightness of 39.41%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #908d39 is made of 0% cyan, 1.18% magenta, 34.12% yellow and 43.53% black ink.

HEX #908d39
RGB Decimal rgb(144,141,57)
RGB Percentage 42%, 41%, 17%
CMYK 0, 1.18, 34.12, 43.53
HSL hsl(57.93,43.28%,39.41%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(57.93,60.42%,56.47%)
CIE-LAB lab(57.3419,-10.2306,44.0965)
XYZ xyz(21.765,25.2745,7.6022)