Yellow Green Color


Yellow Green is calm, warm-toned shade of cool yellow. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with warm blue, cool red or cool cyan

Inverse Color #3a1e85
Complementary Color #9579e1
Color Shade: cool yellow (76.31° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 68.04% (better contrasting with black)
Yellow Green Color Sample
Yellow Green Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c5e17a

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Yellow Green Color. The Reef Refractions color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Apple Bob (#d5e69d) for more calm effect. Try Crystal Apple as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9579e1 is the best complementary color to Yellow Green. Warm blue shades generally complement the cool yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c5e17a complementary color is Medium Purple, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm yellow, cool yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Yellow Green are #e1c979 and #91e179. Thus found on the left and right of #c5e17a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Chenin and Pastel Green colors as they work well with Yellow Green.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Yellow Green palette consists of #c979e1 and #7991e1 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9579e1). Try Lavender and Chetwode Blue colors in combination with #c5e17a, 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 #c5e17a offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Yellow Green. Thus Orchid and Aquamarine Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Yellow Green contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Medium Purple, Riptide, and Deep Blush split by 90° on the color wheel. #c5e17a square combo is a palette of cool yellow, warm cyan, warm blue and cool red 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 Green tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#9579e1) and two others. The Aquamarine Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tumbleweed – 120° from the complementary Medium Purple. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #79c5e1 and #e19579.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c5e17a is made of 36% red, 41% green and 22% blue. In a HSL mode Yellow Green has a hue angle of 76.31°, a saturation of 63.19% and a lightness of 68.04%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c5e17a is made of 10.99% cyan, 0% magenta, 40.4% yellow and 11.76% black ink.

HEX #c5e17a
RGB Decimal rgb(197,225,122)
RGB Percentage 36%, 41%, 22%
CMYK 10.99, 0, 40.4, 11.76
HSL hsl(76.31,63.19%,68.04%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(76.31,45.78%,88.24%)
CIE-LAB lab(85.5675,-25.0497,47.1043)
XYZ xyz(53.464,67.1259,28.5511)