Citrus Spice Color


Citrus Spice 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 #1d32ad
Complementary Color #5266e1
Color Shade: warm yellow (51.25° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 60.39% (better contrasting with black)
Citrus Spice Color Sample
Citrus Spice Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #e2cd52

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Citrus Spice Color. The Yarrow color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Golden Cricket (#d7b056) for more calm effect. Try Kōwhai Yellow as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#5266e1 is the best complementary color to Citrus Spice. 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 #e2cd52 complementary color is Royal 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 Wattle are #e18552 and #aee152. Thus found on the left and right of #e2cd52 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Terracotta and Conifer colors as they work well with Citrus Spice.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Citrus Spice palette consists of #8452e1 and #52aee1 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5266e1). Try Medium Purple and Picton Blue colors in combination with #e2cd52, 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 #e2cd52 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 Citrus Spice. Thus Lavender and Viking giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Citrus Spice contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Royal Blue, Pastel Green, and Deep Blush split by 90° on the color wheel. #e2cd52 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. Citrus Spice tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#5266e1) and two others. The Viking is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mandy – 120° from the complementary Royal Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #52e1cc and #e15266.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #e2cd52 is made of 44% red, 40% green and 16% blue. In a HSL mode Citrus Spice has a hue angle of 51.25°, a saturation of 71.29% and a lightness of 60.39%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #e2cd52 is made of 0% cyan, 8.24% magenta, 56.47% yellow and 11.37% black ink.

HEX #e2cd52
RGB Decimal rgb(226,205,82)
RGB Percentage 44%, 40%, 16%
CMYK 0, 8.24, 56.47, 11.37
HSL hsl(51.25,71.29%,60.39%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(51.25,63.72%,88.63%)
CIE-LAB lab(82.0771,-6.8021,61.9029)
XYZ xyz(54.7183,60.4406,16.7649)