Cress Green Color


Cress Green 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 #4356b6
Complementary Color #485bbc
Color Shade: warm yellow (50.09° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 51.18% (better contrasting with white)
Cress Green Color Sample
Cress Green Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #bca949

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Cress Green Color. The Sullen Gold color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Autumn Festival (#a28b36) for more energetic effect. Try Plaguelands Beige as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#485bbc is the best complementary color to Cress Green. 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 #bca949 complementary color is Indigo, 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 Roti are #bc6f48 and #95bc48. Thus found on the left and right of #bca949 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Brown Rust and Sushi colors as they work well with Cress Green.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cress Green palette consists of #6f48bc and #4895bc colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#485bbc). Try Studio and Steel Blue colors in combination with #bca949, 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 #bca949 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 Cress Green. Thus Amethyst and Puerto Rico giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cress Green contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Indigo, Emerald, and Mulberry split by 90° on the color wheel. #bca949 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. Cress Green tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#485bbc) and two others. The Puerto Rico is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Blush – 120° from the complementary Indigo. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #48bca9 and #bc485b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #bca949 is made of 44% red, 39% green and 17% blue. In a HSL mode Cress Green has a hue angle of 50.09°, a saturation of 46.18% and a lightness of 51.18%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #bca949 is made of 0% cyan, 7.46% magenta, 45.1% yellow and 26.27% black ink.

HEX #bca949
RGB Decimal rgb(188,169,73)
RGB Percentage 44%, 39%, 17%
CMYK 0, 7.46, 45.1, 26.27
HSL hsl(50.09,46.18%,51.18%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(50.09,61.17%,73.73%)
CIE-LAB lab(69.1466,-4.8142,50.8282)
XYZ xyz(36.1296,39.5483,12.0327)