Pastoral Color


Pastoral is pale, warm-toned shade of cool yellow. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with warm blue, cool red or cool cyan

Inverse Color #120526
Complementary Color #e5d9fa
Color Shade: cool yellow (83.64° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 91.57% (better contrasting with black)
Pastoral Color Sample
Pastoral Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #edfad9

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Pastoral Color. The Gossip color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Snow Flurry (#eaf7c9) for more calm effect. Try Envious Pastel as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#e5d9fa is the best complementary color to Pastoral. Warm blue shades generally complement the cool yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #edfad9 complementary color is Selago, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm yellow, cool yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Orinoco are #faf6d9 and #dcfad9. Thus found on the left and right of #edfad9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Citrine White and Feta colors as they work well with Pastoral.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Pastoral palette consists of #f6d9fa and #d9dcfa colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#e5d9fa). Try Selago and Selago colors in combination with #edfad9, 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 #edfad9 offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Pastoral. Thus Cherub and Tropical Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Pastoral contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Selago, Humming Bird, and Azalea split by 90° on the color wheel. #edfad9 square combo is a palette of cool yellow, warm cyan, warm blue and cool red 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. Pastoral tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#e5d9fa) and two others. The Tropical Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Champagne – 120° from the complementary Selago. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #d9ecfa and #fae5d9.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #edfad9 is made of 34% red, 36% green and 31% blue. In a HSL mode Pastoral has a hue angle of 83.64°, a saturation of 76.74% and a lightness of 91.57%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #edfad9 is made of 5.1% cyan, 0% magenta, 12.94% yellow and 1.96% black ink.

HEX #edfad9
RGB Decimal rgb(237,250,217)
RGB Percentage 34%, 36%, 31%
CMYK 5.1, 0, 12.94, 1.96
HSL hsl(83.64,76.74%,91.57%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(83.64,13.2%,98.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(96.5686,-9.9294,14.3817)
XYZ xyz(81.635,91.3855,78.9822)