Acid Candy Color


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

Inverse Color #5738b2
Complementary Color #6b4cc7
Color Shade: cool yellow (75.25° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 54.12% (better contrasting with white)
Acid Candy Color Sample
Acid Candy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a8c74d

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Acid Candy Color. The Floral Bouquet color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Wonder Woods (#abcb7b) for more calm effect. Try Calamansi Green as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6b4cc7 is the best complementary color to Acid Candy. Warm blue shades generally complement the cool yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a8c74d complementary color is Fuchsia Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, cool yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Celery are #c7a84c and #6bc74c. Thus found on the left and right of #a8c74d on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Roti and Mantis colors as they work well with Acid Candy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Acid Candy palette consists of #a84cc7 and #4c6ac7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6b4cc7). Try Amethyst and Indigo colors in combination with #a8c74d, 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 #a8c74d offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Acid Candy. Thus Mulberry and Pelorous giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Acid Candy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Fuchsia Blue, Puerto Rico, and Chestnut Rose split by 90° on the color wheel. #a8c74d square combo is a palette of cool yellow, green cyan, warm 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. Acid Candy tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#6b4cc7) and two others. The Pelorous is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown – 120° from the complementary Fuchsia Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #4ca7c7 and #c76b4c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a8c74d is made of 38% red, 45% green and 17% blue. In a HSL mode Acid Candy has a hue angle of 75.25°, a saturation of 52.14% and a lightness of 54.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a8c74d is made of 12.16% cyan, 0% magenta, 47.84% yellow and 21.96% black ink.

HEX #a8c74d
RGB Decimal rgb(168,199,77)
RGB Percentage 38%, 45%, 17%
CMYK 12.16, 0, 47.84, 21.96
HSL hsl(75.25,52.14%,54.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(75.25,61.31%,78.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(75.8894,-28.0189,56.0218)
XYZ xyz(37.9114,49.7075,14.6175)