Marigold Color


Marigold is soft, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #4672d7
Complementary Color #2853b9
Color Shade: orange (41.79° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 44.12% (better contrasting with white)
Marigold Color Sample
Marigold Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b98d28

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Marigold Color. The Pickle Juice color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Ceylon Yellow (#d4ae40) for more calm effect. Try Yamabukicha Gold as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#2853b9 is the best complementary color to Marigold. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #b98d28 complementary color is Cerulean Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Marigold are #b94428 and #9cb928. Thus found on the left and right of #b98d28 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Tall Poppy and Atlantis colors as they work well with Marigold.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Marigold palette consists of #4428b9 and #289cb9 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2853b9). Try Purple Heart and Eastern Blue colors in combination with #b98d28, 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 #b98d28 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Marigold. Thus Purple Heart and Jungle Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Marigold contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Cerulean Blue, Forest Green, and Medium Red Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #b98d28 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid 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. Marigold tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#2853b9) and two others. The Jungle Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Brick Red – 120° from the complementary Cerulean Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #28b98d and #b92853.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b98d28 is made of 51% red, 39% green and 11% blue. In a HSL mode Marigold has a hue angle of 41.79°, a saturation of 64.44% and a lightness of 44.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b98d28 is made of 0% cyan, 17.26% magenta, 56.86% yellow and 27.45% black ink.

HEX #b98d28
RGB Decimal rgb(185,141,40)
RGB Percentage 51%, 39%, 11%
CMYK 0, 17.26, 56.86, 27.45
HSL hsl(41.79,64.44%,44.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(41.79,78.38%,72.55%)
CIE-LAB lab(61.2354,7.201,56.519)
XYZ xyz(29.9155,29.5172,6.1282)