Grapefruit Yellow Color


Grapefruit Yellow is soft, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #205fe5
Complementary Color #1958df
Color Shade: orange (40.81° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 48.82% (better contrasting with white)
Grapefruit Yellow Color Sample
Grapefruit Yellow Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #dfa01a

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Grapefruit Yellow Color. The French Toast color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Fresh Scent (#f1c11c) for more energetic effect. Try Dulce de Leche as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#1958df is the best complementary color to Grapefruit Yellow. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #dfa01a complementary color is Denim, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Dixie are #df3d19 and #bbdf19. Thus found on the left and right of #dfa01a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cinnabar and Inch Worm colors as they work well with Grapefruit Yellow.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Grapefruit Yellow palette consists of #3d19df and #19bbdf colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#1958df). Try Persian Blue and Java colors in combination with #dfa01a, 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 #dfa01a offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Grapefruit Yellow. Thus Electric Violet and Java giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Grapefruit Yellow contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Denim, Malachite, and Red Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #dfa01a square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid 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. Grapefruit Yellow tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#1958df) and two others. The Java is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Amaranth – 120° from the complementary Denim. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #19dfa0 and #df1958.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #dfa01a is made of 55% red, 39% green and 6% blue. In a HSL mode Grapefruit Yellow has a hue angle of 40.81°, a saturation of 79.12% and a lightness of 48.82%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #dfa01a is made of 0% cyan, 24.7% magenta, 77.25% yellow and 12.55% black ink.

HEX #dfa01a
RGB Decimal rgb(223,160,26)
RGB Percentage 55%, 39%, 6%
CMYK 0, 24.7, 77.25, 12.55
HSL hsl(40.81,79.12%,48.82%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(40.81,88.34%,87.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(70.1087,13.2392,69.9139)
XYZ xyz(43.1887,40.9042,6.5963)