Yellow Brown Color


Yellow Brown is soft, 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 #5174f3
Complementary Color #0c2eae
Color Shade: warm yellow (47.04° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 36.47% (better contrasting with white)
Yellow Brown Color Sample
Yellow Brown Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ae8b0c

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Yellow Brown Color. The Christmas Gold color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Brass Knuckle (#b9a70f) for more calm effect. Try Vermin Brown as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#0c2eae is the best complementary color to Yellow Brown. 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 #ae8b0c complementary color is Torea Bay, 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 Hot Toddy are #ae3a0c and #80ae0c. Thus found on the left and right of #ae8b0c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Rust and Christi colors as they work well with Yellow Brown.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Yellow Brown palette consists of #3a0cae and #0c80ae colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#0c2eae). Try Blue Gem and Blue Chill colors in combination with #ae8b0c, 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 #ae8b0c 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 Yellow Brown. Thus Purple and Niagara giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Yellow Brown contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Torea Bay, Malachite, and Jazzberry Jam split by 90° on the color wheel. #ae8b0c 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. Yellow Brown tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#0c2eae) and two others. The Niagara is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shiraz – 120° from the complementary Torea Bay. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #0cae8b and #ae0c2e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ae8b0c is made of 54% red, 43% green and 4% blue. In a HSL mode Yellow Brown has a hue angle of 47.04°, a saturation of 87.1% and a lightness of 36.47%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ae8b0c is made of 0% cyan, 13.73% magenta, 63.53% yellow and 31.76% black ink.

HEX #ae8b0c
RGB Decimal rgb(174,139,12)
RGB Percentage 54%, 43%, 4%
CMYK 0, 13.73, 63.53, 31.76
HSL hsl(47.04,87.1%,36.47%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(47.04,93.1%,68.24%)
CIE-LAB lab(59.4256,2.5746,62.2334)
XYZ xyz(26.7545,27.4905,4.2439)