Pickled Lemon Color


Pickled Lemon is soft, 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 #23e
Complementary Color #1021dd
Color Shade: warm yellow (55° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 46.67% (better contrasting with black)
Pickled Lemon Color Sample
Pickled Lemon Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ddcc11

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Pickled Lemon Color. The Goldfinger color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Lager (#f6f513) for more energetic effect. Try Wisteria Yellow as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#1021dd is the best complementary color to Pickled Lemon. 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 #dc1 complementary color is Persian 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 White are #dd6610 and #88dd10. Thus found on the left and right of #dc1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Christine and Bahia colors as they work well with Pickled Lemon.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Pickled Lemon palette consists of #6510dd and #1088dd colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#1021dd). Try Electric Violet and Cerulean colors in combination with #dc1, 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 #dc1 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 Pickled Lemon. Thus Electric Violet and Bright Turquoise giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Pickled Lemon contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Persian Blue, Malachite, and Red Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #dc1 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. Pickled Lemon tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#1021dd) and two others. The Bright Turquoise is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Crimson – 120° from the complementary Persian Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #10ddcc and #dd1021.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ddcc11 is made of 50% red, 46% green and 4% blue. In a HSL mode Pickled Lemon has a hue angle of 55°, a saturation of 85.71% and a lightness of 46.67%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ddcc11 is made of 0% cyan, 6.67% magenta, 80% yellow and 13.33% black ink.

HEX #ddcc11
RGB Decimal rgb(221,204,17)
RGB Percentage 50%, 46%, 4%
CMYK 0, 6.67, 80, 13.33
HSL hsl(55,85.71%,46.67%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(55,92.31%,86.67%)
CIE-LAB lab(81.0703,-10.7488,79.837)
XYZ xyz(51.5128,58.5984,9.1259)