Chenin Color


Chenin 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 #203290
Complementary Color #6f80df
Color Shade: warm yellow (50.36° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 65.49% (better contrasting with black)
Chenin Color Sample
Chenin Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #dfcd6f

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Chenin Color. The Golden Cricket color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Prairie Land (#e2cc9c) for more calm effect. Try Honey Grove as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#6f80df is the best complementary color to Chenin. 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 #dfcd6f complementary color is Havelock 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 Chenin are #df956f and #b8df6f. Thus found on the left and right of #dfcd6f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Copperfield and Yellow Green colors as they work well with Chenin.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Chenin palette consists of #956fdf and #6fb8df colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6f80df). Try Medium Purple and Viking colors in combination with #dfcd6f, 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 #dfcd6f 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 Chenin. Thus Lavender and Aquamarine Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Chenin contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Havelock Blue, Pastel Green, and Orchid split by 90° on the color wheel. #dfcd6f 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. Chenin tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#6f80df) and two others. The Aquamarine Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Deep Blush – 120° from the complementary Havelock Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6fdfcd and #df6f80.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #dfcd6f is made of 41% red, 38% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Chenin has a hue angle of 50.36°, a saturation of 63.64% and a lightness of 65.49%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #dfcd6f is made of 0% cyan, 7.06% magenta, 43.92% yellow and 12.55% black ink.

HEX #dfcd6f
RGB Decimal rgb(223,205,111)
RGB Percentage 41%, 38%, 21%
CMYK 0, 7.06, 43.92, 12.55
HSL hsl(50.36,63.64%,65.49%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(50.36,50.22%,87.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(82.1083,-5.8911,48.658)
XYZ xyz(55.132,60.4983,23.8105)