Citron Color


Citron is soft, warm-toned shade of mid yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid blue, red magenta or mid cyan

Inverse Color #6156e0
Complementary Color #2a1fa9
Color Shade: mid yellow (64.78° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 39.22% (better contrasting with white)
Citron Color Sample
Citron Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9ea91f

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Citron Color. The Lime Green color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Rio Grande (#b7c61a) for more energetic effect. Try Young Plum as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#2a1fa9 is the best complementary color to Citron. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9ea91f complementary color is Jacksons Purple, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Citron are #a96f1f and #58a91f. Thus found on the left and right of #9ea91f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Desert and Vida Loca colors as they work well with Citron.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Citron palette consists of #6e1fa9 and #1f58a9 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2a1fa9). Try Seance and Fun Blue colors in combination with #9ea91f, 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 #9ea91f offers a combination of mid magenta and mid cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Citron. Thus Violet Eggplant and Eastern Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Citron contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Jacksons Purple, Mountain Meadow, and Maroon Flush split by 90° on the color wheel. #9ea91f square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and red 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. Citron tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#2a1fa9) and two others. The Eastern Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Roof Terracotta – 120° from the complementary Jacksons Purple. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #1f9da9 and #a92a1f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9ea91f is made of 44% red, 47% green and 9% blue. In a HSL mode Citron has a hue angle of 64.78°, a saturation of 69% and a lightness of 39.22%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9ea91f is made of 4.31% cyan, 0% magenta, 54.11% yellow and 33.73% black ink.

HEX #9ea91f
RGB Decimal rgb(158,169,31)
RGB Percentage 44%, 47%, 9%
CMYK 4.31, 0, 54.11, 33.73
HSL hsl(64.78,69%,39.22%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(64.78,81.66%,66.27%)
CIE-LAB lab(66.3238,-20.0426,63.0117)
XYZ xyz(28.5358,35.744,6.6916)