Primrose Color


Primrose 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 #121566
Complementary Color #989bed
Color Shade: warm yellow (57.86° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 76.47% (better contrasting with black)
Primrose Color Sample
Primrose Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #edea99

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Primrose Color. The Spring Sun color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Transparent Beige (#f4ecc2) for more calm effect. Try Designer Cream Yellow as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#989bed is the best complementary color to Primrose. 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 #edea99 complementary color is Portage, 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 Primrose are #edbf98 and #c6ed98. Thus found on the left and right of #edea99 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Gold Sand and Sulu colors as they work well with Primrose.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Primrose palette consists of #bf98ed and #98c6ed colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#989bed). Try Biloba Flower and Cornflower colors in combination with #edea99, 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 #edea99 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 Primrose. Thus Biloba Flower and Blizzard Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Primrose contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Portage, Magic Mint, and Carissma split by 90° on the color wheel. #edea99 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. Primrose tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#989bed) and two others. The Blizzard Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Sea Pink – 120° from the complementary Portage. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #98edea and #ed989b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #edea99 is made of 38% red, 38% green and 25% blue. In a HSL mode Primrose has a hue angle of 57.86°, a saturation of 70% and a lightness of 76.47%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #edea99 is made of 0% cyan, 1.18% magenta, 32.94% yellow and 7.06% black ink.

HEX #edea99
RGB Decimal rgb(237,234,153)
RGB Percentage 38%, 38%, 25%
CMYK 0, 1.18, 32.94, 7.06
HSL hsl(57.86,70%,76.47%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(57.86,35.44%,92.94%)
CIE-LAB lab(91.3021,-10.766,39.7397)
XYZ xyz(70.0976,79.1501,41.7199)