Golden Week Color


Golden Week 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 #132dae
Complementary Color #506aec
Color Shade: warm yellow (49.94° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 62.16% (better contrasting with black)
Golden Week Color Sample
Golden Week Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ecd251

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Golden Week Color. The Marzipan color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Oh My Gold (#eebb55) for more energetic effect. Try Ronchi as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#506aec is the best complementary color to Golden Week. 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 #ecd251 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 Ronchi are #ec8450 and #b8ec50. Thus found on the left and right of #ecd251 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Burnt Sienna and Conifer colors as they work well with Golden Week.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Golden Week palette consists of #8450ec and #50b8ec colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#506aec). Try Medium Purple and Picton Blue colors in combination with #ecd251, 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 #ecd251 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 Golden Week. Thus Heliotrope and Turquoise Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Golden Week contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Royal Blue, Screamin' Green, and Brilliant Rose split by 90° on the color wheel. #ecd251 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. Golden Week tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#506aec) and two others. The Turquoise Blue 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 #50ecd2 and #ec506a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ecd251 is made of 45% red, 40% green and 15% blue. In a HSL mode Golden Week has a hue angle of 49.94°, a saturation of 80.31% and a lightness of 62.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ecd251 is made of 0% cyan, 10.2% magenta, 60.79% yellow and 7.45% black ink.

HEX #ecd251
RGB Decimal rgb(236,210,81)
RGB Percentage 45%, 40%, 15%
CMYK 0, 10.2, 60.79, 7.45
HSL hsl(49.94,80.31%,62.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(49.94,65.68%,92.55%)
CIE-LAB lab(84.2359,-5.231,64.869)
XYZ xyz(59.1239,64.5201,17.1221)