Deduction Color


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

Inverse Color #2b347c
Complementary Color #838cd4
Color Shade: warm yellow (53.33° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 67.25% (better contrasting with black)
Deduction Color Sample
Deduction Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #d4cb83

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Deduction Color. The Split Pea Soup color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Wax Way (#d3b667) for more energetic effect. Try Gratin Dauphinois as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#838cd4 is the best complementary color to Deduction. 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 #d4cb83 complementary color is Chetwode Blue, 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 Straw are #d4a283 and #b4d483. Thus found on the left and right of #d4cb83 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching My Pink and Feijoa colors as they work well with Deduction.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Deduction palette consists of #a283d4 and #83b4d4 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#838cd4). Try Lilac Bush and Half Baked colors in combination with #d4cb83, 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 #d4cb83 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 Deduction. Thus Light Wisteria and Monte Carlo giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Deduction contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Chetwode Blue, Vista Blue, and Can Can split by 90° on the color wheel. #d4cb83 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. Deduction tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#838cd4) and two others. The Monte Carlo is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and My Pink – 120° from the complementary Chetwode Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #83d4cb and #d4838c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #d4cb83 is made of 39% red, 37% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Deduction has a hue angle of 53.33°, a saturation of 48.5% and a lightness of 67.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #d4cb83 is made of 0% cyan, 3.53% magenta, 31.77% yellow and 16.86% black ink.

HEX #d4cb83
RGB Decimal rgb(212,203,131)
RGB Percentage 39%, 37%, 24%
CMYK 0, 3.53, 31.77, 16.86
HSL hsl(53.33,48.5%,67.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(53.33,38.21%,83.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(80.9317,-7.2928,37.0361)
XYZ xyz(52.604,58.3476,29.9624)