Wild Willow Color


Wild Willow is calm, 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 #463b95
Complementary Color #756ac3
Color Shade: mid yellow (67.33° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 59.22% (better contrasting with white)
Wild Willow Color Sample
Wild Willow Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b9c46a

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Wild Willow Color. The Tropic Canary color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Seductive Thorns (#a2c748) for more energetic effect. Try Palm Frond as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#756ac3 is the best complementary color to Wild Willow. 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 #b9c46a complementary color is Blue Marguerite, 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 Wild Willow are #c3a26a and #8bc36a. Thus found on the left and right of #b9c46a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Twine and Mantis colors as they work well with Wild Willow.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Wild Willow palette consists of #a26ac3 and #6a8bc3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#756ac3). Try Amethyst and Ship Cove colors in combination with #b9c46a, 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 #b9c46a 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 Wild Willow. Thus Fuchsia Pink and Fountain Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Wild Willow contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Marguerite, Silver Tree, and Contessa split by 90° on the color wheel. #b9c46a 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. Wild Willow tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#756ac3) and two others. The Fountain Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Contessa – 120° from the complementary Blue Marguerite. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6ab8c3 and #c3756a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b9c46a is made of 38% red, 40% green and 22% blue. In a HSL mode Wild Willow has a hue angle of 67.33°, a saturation of 43.27% and a lightness of 59.22%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b9c46a is made of 4.31% cyan, 0% magenta, 35.29% yellow and 23.14% black ink.

HEX #b9c46a
RGB Decimal rgb(185,196,106)
RGB Percentage 38%, 40%, 22%
CMYK 4.31, 0, 35.29, 23.14
HSL hsl(67.33,43.27%,59.22%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(67.33,45.92%,76.86%)
CIE-LAB lab(76.5788,-17.1565,43.6708)
XYZ xyz(42.349,50.8348,21.2157)