Canadian Maple Color


Canadian Maple is calm, 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 #354d99
Complementary Color #667dca
Color Shade: warm yellow (45.6° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 59.61% (better contrasting with white)
Canadian Maple Color Sample
Canadian Maple Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cab266

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Canadian Maple Color. The Gingerbread House color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Alluvial Inca (#bb934b) for more calm effect. Try Camel Cardinal as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#667dca is the best complementary color to Canadian Maple. 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 #cab266 complementary color is Danube, 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 Laser are #ca8066 and #afca66. Thus found on the left and right of #cab266 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Antique Brass and Wild Willow colors as they work well with Canadian Maple.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Canadian Maple palette consists of #7f66ca and #66afca colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#667dca). Try Blue Marguerite and Fountain Blue colors in combination with #cab266, 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 #cab266 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 Canadian Maple. Thus Amethyst and Downy giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Canadian Maple contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Danube, Emerald, and Hopbush split by 90° on the color wheel. #cab266 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. Canadian Maple tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#667dca) and two others. The Downy is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Contessa – 120° from the complementary Danube. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #66cab2 and #ca667d.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cab266 is made of 42% red, 37% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Canadian Maple has a hue angle of 45.6°, a saturation of 48.54% and a lightness of 59.61%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cab266 is made of 0% cyan, 9.42% magenta, 39.22% yellow and 20.78% black ink.

HEX #cab266
RGB Decimal rgb(202,178,102)
RGB Percentage 42%, 37%, 21%
CMYK 0, 9.42, 39.22, 20.78
HSL hsl(45.6,48.54%,59.61%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(45.6,49.5%,79.22%)
CIE-LAB lab(73.1261,-1.2946,41.7552)
XYZ xyz(42.6758,45.3567,19.0758)