Key Lime Pie Color


Key Lime Pie is soft, 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 #4036de
Complementary Color #2a20c9
Color Shade: mid yellow (63.57° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 45.88% (better contrasting with white)
Key Lime Pie Color Sample
Key Lime Pie Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #bfc921

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Key Lime Pie Color. The Polliwog color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Citronelle (#b8af23) for more calm effect. Try Banana Brick as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#2a20c9 is the best complementary color to Key Lime Pie. 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 #bfc921 complementary color is Persian Blue, 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 Key Lime Pie are #c97f20 and #6ac920. Thus found on the left and right of #bfc921 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Ochre and Lima colors as they work well with Key Lime Pie.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Key Lime Pie palette consists of #7e20c9 and #206ac9 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2a20c9). Try Purple Heart and Mariner colors in combination with #bfc921, 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 #bfc921 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 Key Lime Pie. Thus Red Violet and Java giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Key Lime Pie contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Persian Blue, Mountain Meadow, and Maroon Flush split by 90° on the color wheel. #bfc921 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. Key Lime Pie tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#2a20c9) and two others. The Java is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Thunderbird – 120° from the complementary Persian Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #20bec9 and #c92b20.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #bfc921 is made of 45% red, 47% green and 8% blue. In a HSL mode Key Lime Pie has a hue angle of 63.57°, a saturation of 71.79% and a lightness of 45.88%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #bfc921 is made of 3.92% cyan, 0% magenta, 65.88% yellow and 21.18% black ink.

HEX #bfc921
RGB Decimal rgb(191,201,33)
RGB Percentage 45%, 47%, 8%
CMYK 3.92, 0, 65.88, 21.18
HSL hsl(63.57,71.79%,45.88%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(63.57,83.58%,78.82%)
CIE-LAB lab(77.8511,-21.7467,73.3772)
XYZ xyz(42.647,52.9595,9.4133)