Kōwhai Yellow Color


Kōwhai 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 #1e4fd6
Complementary Color #2959e0
Color Shade: orange (44.02° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.16% (better contrasting with white)
Kōwhai Yellow Color Sample
Kōwhai Yellow Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #e1b029

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Kōwhai Yellow Color. The New Gold color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Golden Week (#ecd251) for more energetic effect. Try Citrus Spice as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#2959e0 is the best complementary color to Kōwhai 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 #e1b029 complementary color is Royal Blue, 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 Golden Grass are #e05429 and #b5e029. Thus found on the left and right of #e1b029 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cinnabar and Pear colors as they work well with Kōwhai Yellow.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Kōwhai Yellow palette consists of #5429e0 and #29b5e0 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#2959e0). Try Purple Heart and Scooter colors in combination with #e1b029, 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 #e1b029 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 Kōwhai Yellow. Thus Purple Heart and Turquoise giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Kōwhai Yellow contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Royal Blue, Malachite, and Cerise split by 90° on the color wheel. #e1b029 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. Kōwhai Yellow tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#2959e0) and two others. The Turquoise is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cerise Red – 120° from the complementary Royal Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #29e0af and #e0295a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #e1b029 is made of 51% red, 40% green and 9% blue. In a HSL mode Kōwhai Yellow has a hue angle of 44.02°, a saturation of 75.41% and a lightness of 52.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #e1b029 is made of 0% cyan, 19.22% magenta, 72.16% yellow and 11.76% black ink.

HEX #e1b029
RGB Decimal rgb(225,176,41)
RGB Percentage 51%, 40%, 9%
CMYK 0, 19.22, 72.16, 11.76
HSL hsl(44.02,75.41%,52.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(44.02,81.78%,88.24%)
CIE-LAB lab(74.3292,5.9729,69.4793)
XYZ xyz(46.9769,47.2183,8.7359)