Brighten your designs with bright yellow.
Explore how bright yellow can perk up your designs.
Think of bright yellow like yellow kicked up a notch. But how do you make yellow more yellow? Like the name suggests, it’s all in the “brightness,” or intensity, of the yellow. Bright yellow shares the same hex code, #FFFF00, as yellow. Like regular yellow, it’s also made of R: 255, G: 255, and B: 0 in an RGB color space, and is closely related to yellow-green (#9ACD32) and orange (#FFA500).
Learn more below about how to use bright yellow in your designs, from logos to color schemes.
More about the color yellow.
Although bright yellow isn’t a particularly popular color, it goes well with most other colors, especially deep or cool tones like navy blue, indigo, lavender, and gray. See below for a list of themes that compliment bright yellow.
- Caution and attention: Bright yellow is used to draw attention, and you’ll often see it used for safety, visibility, and warning — think construction vests, caution tape, a yellow warning flag, traffic signals, and school buses.
- Energy and excitement: Many logos contain bright yellow because it helps attract attention and evoke good feelings. And when it’s paired with red, it really stands out — McDonalds, Snapchat, Lays, and Sonic all belong to a long list of companies that use this powerful color combination.
- Happiness and positivity: Bright yellow is also a key player in any sunny palette; use it to evoke lightness, fun, and play alongside bold magentas, brilliant blues, and fluorescent greens.
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