Astra Color


Astra is pale, 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 #051546
Complementary Color #b8c8fa
Color Shade: warm yellow (45.23° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 85.29% (better contrasting with black)
Astra Color Sample
Astra Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #faeab9

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Astra Color. The Oberon color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Soft Ivory (#fbf1df) for more calm effect. Try Candlelight Ivory as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#b8c8fa is the best complementary color to Astra. 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 #faeab9 complementary color is Tropical 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 Astra are #fac9b8 and #e9fab8. Thus found on the left and right of #faeab9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Apricot Peach and Gossip colors as they work well with Astra.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Astra palette consists of #c9b8fa and #b8e9fa colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b8c8fa). Try Perfume and Charlotte colors in combination with #faeab9, 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 #faeab9 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 Astra. Thus Perfume and Charlotte giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Astra contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tropical Blue, Gossip, and Cupid split by 90° on the color wheel. #faeab9 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. Astra tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#b8c8fa) and two others. The Charlotte is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cupid – 120° from the complementary Tropical Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b8faea and #fab8c8.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #faeab9 is made of 37% red, 35% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Astra has a hue angle of 45.23°, a saturation of 86.67% and a lightness of 85.29%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #faeab9 is made of 0% cyan, 6.28% magenta, 25.49% yellow and 1.96% black ink.

HEX #faeab9
RGB Decimal rgb(250,234,185)
RGB Percentage 37%, 35%, 28%
CMYK 0, 6.28, 25.49, 1.96
HSL hsl(45.23,86.67%,85.29%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(45.23,26%,98.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(92.8708,-1.9461,25.8005)
XYZ xyz(77.6041,82.6724,57.7661)