127 Colors That Start With Y (Names, Hex, RGB, CMYK)

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Compared to the previous letter of the alphabet, the list of colors that start with the letter Y is relatively long. Most of that length comes from the color yellow and all of its variants, which make up nearly a third of this list.

Yellow isn’t the only color beginning with the letter Y, however, as words like “yam”, “young”, “Yuma”, and “yew” help to round out the list and give it a little bit of variety!

List of Colors That Start With Y

Here’s a list of colors that start with the letter Y, including names, Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes:

Yabbadabbadoo

Inspired by the famous catchphrase of the eponymous family on “The Flintstones”, Yabbadabbadoo is a warm, cheerful teal shade—a blend of blue and green with strong yellow undertones that give the overall color a lighter and more playful appearance.

Yabbadabbadoo
Hex #008B97 
RGB 0, 139, 151
CMYK 100, 8, 0, 41

Yachting (Glidden)

Yachting (Glidden) is the first of several colors on this list that comes from an international paint company—in this case, from Glidden Paints. As a color, Yachting (Glidden) is a cool, dark shade of blue with a hint of deeper green, inspired by the deep, choppy waters that a yacht might slice through.

Yachting (Glidden)
Hex #2A5A6E
RGB 42, 90, 110
CMYK 62, 18, 0, 57

Yacht Club Lounge (Para Paints)

Yacht Club Lounge (Para Paints) is another deep blue color, but in this case, the darker blue notes have been muted out by a crisp gray undertone and a smooth white overlay. The end result is a stately, luxurious color that captures the sophistication of an exclusive yacht club.

Yacht Club Lounge (Para Paints)
Hex #597B8C
RGB 89, 123, 140
CMYK 36, 12, 0, 45

Yachting Cat (Martha Stewart)

Yachting Cat (Martha Stewart) is an even darker shade of blue that almost borders on black at first glance—a deep, intense blue shade with strong gray and black undertones that combine to create a more muted, reserved overall color.

Yachting Cat (Martha Stewart)
Hex #3D526A
RGB 61, 82, 106
CMYK 42, 23, 0, 58

Yachtsman (Allen + Roth)

Yachtsman (Allen + Roth), on the other hand, is a much lighter color—a brisk, professional shade of gray with hints of green and blue throughout, inspired by the gray and white clothes often worn by boaters enjoying a day out on the water.

Yachtsman (Allen + Roth)
Hex #AAB3B2
RGB 170, 179, 178
CMYK 5, 0, 1, 30

Yaffle Green (British Standard Colors)

“Yaffle” is an old English folk name for the European green woodpecker, a relatively large bird with striking red and muted yellow-green feathers. Yaffle Green (British Standard Colors) captures the warm yellow-green appearance of this bird and combines it with a brighter white undertone for a lighthearted overall color.

Yaffle Green (British Standard Colors)
Hex #D4CD7C
RGB 212, 205, 124
CMYK 0, 3, 42, 17

Yahoo (Para Paints)

Yahoo (Para Paints) is a quiet, understated color—a warm pink shade with strong brown, white, and gray undertones that combine to create a more aged or weathered appearance to what would otherwise be a straightforward shade of light pink.

Yahoo (Para Paints)
Hex #E9D5CC
RGB 233, 213, 204
CMYK 0, 9, 12, 9

Yahoo Gold (Colorwheel)

Yahoo Gold (Colorwheel) is a vivid shade of gold with a warm, burning appearance. The strong red and orange undertones running beneath the surface create an even more intense shade, and the end result is a deeply vibrant gold color.

Yahoo Gold (Colorwheel)
Hex #EBB742
RGB 235, 183, 66
CMYK 0, 22, 72, 8

Yak (Siko)

Yak (Siko) is a dark brown shade with cool gray and black undertones and a warmer orange-red note running throughout. Inspired by the thick, heavy fur coats found on domestic yaks across the mountainous regions of East and Southeast Asia, this color is sturdy enough to weather even the toughest environments.

Yak (Siko)
Hex #564337
RGB 86, 67, 55
CMYK 0, 22, 36, 66

Yak Skin (General Paint)

Yak Skin (General Paint) is a much lighter shade than the previous entry—a soft shade of light brown with subtle pink undertones that takes its inspiration from the light skin that can be found beneath a yak’s fur or from the leather made from the same material.

Yak Skin (General Paint)
Hex #D5BFB4
RGB 213, 191, 180
CMYK 0, 10, 15, 16

Yale (Samson)

Yale (Samson) is a clear, bright shade of Sky Blue with strong white and gray undertones. The white undertones brighten the color even further, while the gray notes ground it slightly and give it a more grown-up appearance.

Yale (Samson)
Hex #80BBDD
RGB 128, 187, 221
CMYK 42, 15, 0, 13

Yale Blue

Yale Blue is the deep blue shade used in the marketing, branding, and sports teams of Yale University in the American state of Connecticut. A bold, clear color, Yale Blue has been in use since at least the 1850s, even if it wasn’t adopted as the official color until 1894.

Yale Blue
Hex #0F4D92 
RGB 15, 77, 146
CMYK 90, 47, 0, 43

Yam

Most “yams” in the United States and other western countries aren’t actually yams, but instead bright orange sweet potatoes. Nevertheless, the color Yam draws its inspiration from the appearance of those fiber-packed root vegetables in order to create this vivid shade of dark burnt orange.

Yam
Hex #CC6600 
RGB 204, 102, 0
CMYK 0, 50, 100, 20

Yam (Pantone)

Yam (Pantone) is a little bit lighter than the previous entry, but it clearly takes inspiration from the same source. A warm, brilliant shade of orange with strong yellow undertones, this color is every bit as sweet as the sweet potatoes after which it was named!

Yam (Pantone)
Hex #D2853D
RGB 210, 133, 61
CMYK 0, 37, 71, 18

Yama (Samson)

Yama (Sampson) is a pale shade of light green with touches of gray and white running throughout. Inspired by the Japanese word for “mountain”, Yama (Sampson) is a cool, lightweight color with plenty of stability and strength thanks to its deeper undertones.

Yama (Samson)
Hex #95AEA1
RGB 149, 174, 161
CMYK 14, 0, 7, 32

Yama Light (Pittsburgh Paints)

Yama Light (Pittsburgh Paints) is another softer and, well, light color. A delicate shade of blue with strong green and yellow undertones, Yama Light (Pittsburgh Paints) is a sweet, steady shade with only a hint of warmer tones beneath the surface.

Yama Light (Pittsburgh Paints)
Hex #48BFA8
RGB 72, 191, 168
CMYK 62, 0, 12, 25

Yamabuki-iro

Yamabuki-iro is the first of several colors on this list to be used in traditional Japanese artwork, textile design, and craft work. Inspired by the appearance of a specific type of rose, Yamabuki-iro is a soft golden yellow with a hint of warmer pink or red running throughout.

Yamabuki-iro
Hex #FFA400
RGB 255, 164, 0
CMYK 0, 36, 100, 0

Yamabukicha

Yamabukicha means “gold-brown”, and the color Yamabukicha more than lives up to that description. A bright shade of deep brown with strong orange and yellow undertones, Yamabukicha combines the warmth and brilliance of a traditional gold shade with a cooler brown overlay.

Yamabukicha
Hex #CB7E1F
RGB 203, 126, 31
CMYK 0, 38, 85, 20

Yams (Dunn Edwards)

Yams (Dunn Edwards) looks exactly the way you’d expect it to appear—a bold, cheerful shade of bright orange with deeper red and yellow undertones that takes its inspiration from the erroneously-named sweet potatoes.

Yams (Dunn Edwards)
Hex #E08A4F
RGB 224, 138, 79
CMYK 0, 38, 65, 12

Yanagicha

Yanagicha is the first of a handful of traditional Japanese colors that take their inspiration from the willow tree that grows throughout East Asia. Literally translated as “willow tea”, Yanagicha is a warm shade of brown with strong golden yellow undertones and a slightly darker green note running just beneath the surface.

Yanagicha
Hex #9C8A4D
RGB 156, 138, 77
CMYK 0, 12, 51, 39

Yanaginezumi

Yanaginezumi is a cool shade of medium dark gray with strong brown undertones and the slightest touch of green. The color takes its inspiration from the grayish brown of willow bark, with a hint of green as a nod to the tree’s leaves.

Yanaginezumi
Hex #817B69
RGB 129, 123, 105
CMYK 0, 5, 19, 49

Yanagisusutake

Yanagisusutake is another willow-themed color—in this case, it’s the deeper greenish yellow with a hint of brown that literally translates as “sooty willow bamboo”. As a color, it’s a blend between the deep green of a willow tree’s leaves and the lighter brown-green of young bamboo.

Yanagisusutake
Hex #4D4B3A
RGB 77, 75, 58
CMYK 0, 3, 25, 70

Yanagizome

Finally, yanagizome usually translates as “willow-dyed”, and the color Yanagizome is inspired by the warm green color with strong brown undertones that typically can be found in cloth dyed with willow bark.

Yanagizome
Hex #8C9E5E
RGB 140, 158, 94
CMYK 11, 0, 41, 38

Yanez (General Paint)

Yanez (General Paints) is a smooth, steady shade of medium-light green with strong yellow and brown undertones. These warmer undertones give the overall color a brassy, weathered look that pairs well with any other neutral tones for a striking visual impact.

Yanez (General Paint)
Hex #9A8873
RGB 154, 136, 115
CMYK 0, 12, 25, 40

Yankee (MF Paints)

Depending on where you’re from, the term “Yankee” can refer to an American from the New England area, an American from any relatively northern state, or to any American in general! As a color, however, Yankee (MF Paints) refers to this warm brown shade with strong red and orange undertones.

Yankee (MF Paints)
Hex #A1703F
RGB 161, 112, 63
CMYK 0, 30, 61, 37

Yankee Doodle (Dunn Edwards)

Yankee Doodle (Dunn Edwards) is a brisk, patriotic shade inspired by the song of the same name. Originally sung by British troops in order to mock the rough, unsophisticated American soldiers with whom they fought, the song evolved to become a patriotic tune for early Americans. Yankee Doodle (Dunn Edwards) captures some of this history and pride with its deep blue notes and somber overall appearance.

Yankee Doodle (Dunn Edwards)
Hex #4D5D6C
RGB 77, 93, 108
CMYK 29, 14, 0, 58

Yankees Blue

Yankees Blue is a bold shade of dark blue that serves as one of the most instantly recognizable colors in American sports—the official color of the New York Yankees, often considered to be the most successful professional sports teams in the entire United States, regardless of division.

Yankees Blue
Hex #1C2841 
RGB 28, 40, 65
CMYK 57, 38, 0, 75

Yaquil Trail (Matthews Paint)

Named after the small village of Isla de Yáquil in Santa Cruz, Chile, Yaquil Trail (Matthews Paint) is a warm, earthy shade of reddish brown with an aged white overlay that gives the overall color an almost pink cast to its appearance.

Yaquil Trail (Matthews Paint)
Hex #C48178
RGB 196, 129, 120
CMYK 0, 34, 39, 23

Yarborough Yellow (Dulux)

Yarborough Yellow (Dulux) is a bright yellow shade with subtle red and orange undertones and a strong white finish. The white highlights mute out some of the more aggressive notes of this color, resulting in a light, cheerful overall shade.

Yarborough Yellow (Dulux)
Hex #F6DC79
RGB 246, 220, 121
CMYK 0, 11, 51, 4

Yardbird (True Value)

The word “yardbird” is a colloquial term for any breed of chicken in the American South. As a color, Yardbird (True Value) takes its inspiration from the ruffled grayish-white color of a chicken’s feathers in order to create this simple, straightforward shade of light bluish white.

Yardbird (True Value)
Hex #DCE7E9
RGB 220, 231, 233
CMYK 6, 1, 0, 9

Yardline (Dutch Boy)

Yardline (Dutch Boy) is a bright, cheerful shade of green with strong yellow undertones and a smooth white finish. Inspired by the bright green of growing grass in an open front yard, Yardline (Dutch Boy) is a lightweight, optimistic overall color.

Yardline (Dutch Boy)
Hex #60BB75
RGB 96, 187, 117
CMYK 49, 0, 37, 27

Yare (Frazee)

Yare (Frazee) is a calm, bold shade of blue with deeper hints of gray and just a touch of red for a cooler violet undertone. As a color, Yare (Frazee) is inspired by the smooth, slow waters of the river Yare in Norfolk, England.

Yare (Frazee)
Hex #6A81AC
RGB 106, 129, 172
CMYK 38, 25, 0, 33

Yarmouth Gray (True Value)

Yarmouth, Maine is a small city in the northeastern United States renowned for its historical buildings and its yearly clam festival. As a color, Yarmouth Gray (True Value) captures some of that sense of history with this cool, steady shade of deep brownish gray.

Yarmouth Gray (True Value)
Hex #8C8D8D
RGB 140, 141, 141
CMYK 1, 0, 0, 45

Yarmouth Oyster (California Paints)

As mentioned above, Yarmouth is mostly known for its seafood festival, so it should come as no surprise that Yarmouth Oyster (California Paints) pays homage to this tradition. A soft shade of light brownish-white, Yarmouth Oyster (California Paints) takes its inspiration from the smooth interior shell found on most oysters.

Yarmouth Oyster (California Paints)
Hex #DBCCB4
RGB 219, 204, 180
CMYK 0, 7, 18, 14

Yarn (Magnolia)

Yarn (Magnolia) is a very pale shade of grayish-brown with a strong white overlay and a soft, fuzzy overall appearance. Inspired by the appearance of an undyed ball of yarn, Yarn (Magnolia) has just enough of a warm red-yellow undertone to keep from scanning as too harsh or cold.

Yarn (Magnolia)
Hex #CECBC3
RGB 206, 203, 195
CMYK 0, 1, 5, 19

Yarn (Kilz)

This second Yarn variant is extremely similar in appearance to the previous entry, but with one key difference—where Yarn (Magnolia) had more of a grayed-out overall tone, Yarn (Kilz) has a slightly higher red and yellow value, resulting in a slight brown tint to its appearance.

Yarn (Kilz)
Hex #D2CDC4
RGB 210, 205, 196
CMYK 0, 2, 7, 18

Yarrow Blossom (Do It Best)

The first of a handful of names inspired by the same plant, Yarrow Blossom (Do It Best) is a light, floral shade of orange-yellow. The centers and stems of yarrow flowers often take on this dried-out, weathered shade of orange, and Yarrow Blossom (Do It Best) captures the brilliance of the color along with the plant’s tough, enduring nature.

Yarrow Blossom (Do It Best)
Hex #E8C089
RGB 232, 192, 137
CMYK 0, 17, 41, 9

Yarrow Point (Ace)

Yarrow Point (Ace) is a deep shade of warm yellowish orange. The brown and red undertones of this shade push the color darker, but the bright yellow overtones still shine through and provide much of this shade’s overall color.

Yarrow Point (Ace)
Hex #DCA25C
RGB 220, 162, 92
CMYK 0, 26, 58, 14

Yarrow White (Dulux)

Finally, Yarrow White is a warm off-white shade with strong yellow undertones that draws its inspiration both from the white petals of the yarrow flower and from the bright yellow center of each blossom.

Yarrow White (Dulux)
Hex #F3E1BE
RGB 243, 225, 190
CMYK 0, 7, 22, 5

Yasna

Named after a liturgical ceremony and collection of texts in Zoroastrianism, Yasna is a deep, intense shade of dark brownish-gray with strong black undertones that push the appearance even further and give it an air of mystery and solemnity.

Yasna
Hex #544A50 
RGB 84, 74, 80
CMYK 0, 12, 5, 67

Yazoo City Yellow (Dutch Boy)

Yazoo City Yellow (Dutch Boy) is a vibrant yellow shade inspired by and named after the Mississippi City that shares its name. With hints of orange and red lurking just beneath the surface, this color packs plenty of heat despite its straightforward appearance.

Yazoo City Yellow (Dutch Boy)
Hex #FFDE5A
RGB 255, 222, 90
CMYK 0, 13, 65, 0

Yeah Baby (Ace)

Yeah Baby (Ace) is a light, playful color that combines the soft blue tones of a traditional Baby Blue with a brighter, jazzier magenta undertone. The end result is a medium-light shade of blue with just a hint of deeper violet running beneath the surface.

Yeah Baby (Ace)
Hex #B3E1EA
RGB 179, 225, 234
CMYK 24, 4, 0, 8

Yearling (Matthews Paint)

Yearling (Matthews Paint) is a soft, fuzzy shade of brown with warm red and yellow undertones and a smooth white overlay. The white notes tamp down on some of the harsher colors and create a gentler color inspired by the soft coat of a young horse.

Yearling (Matthews Paint)
Hex #A9896F
RGB 169, 137, 111
CMYK 0, 19, 34, 34

Yearling Peach (Martha Stewart)

Yearling Peach (Martha Stewart) takes that same soft brown and combines it with a much lighter, brighter shade of Peach. The resulting color is a warm, golden yellow with strong pink and brown undertones for a more rounded feeling.

Yearling Peach (Martha Stewart)
Hex #F9CC8C
RGB 249, 204, 140
CMYK 0, 18, 44, 2

Yearning (Bruning Paints)

Yearning (Bruning Paints) is a romantic blue shade with strong gray and white undertones and a touch of magenta and violet. The warmer notes create an almost nostalgic color with a sense of history and affection running throughout.

Yearning (Bruning Paints)
Hex #CDE8FF
RGB 205, 232, 255
CMYK 20, 9, 0, 0

Yeehaa

Yeehaa is a brash, charismatic shade of blue with strong gray undertones and a hint of yellow-green. While the yellow and green notes aren’t enough to push this shade all the way into teal territory, they do deepen the overall tone and give it a more complex edge.

Yeehaa
Hex #006C98 
RGB 0, 108, 152
CMYK 100, 29, 0, 40

Yellow

The first of several yellow variants on this list, Yellow is the color in its truest form—a clear, bright shade, untempered by any other colors or neutrals that would dim its appearance.

Yellow
Hex #FFFF00 
RGB 255, 255, 0
CMYK 0, 0, 100, 0

Yellow (Ĉ)

In contrast, Yellow (Ĉ) is a much more muted shade—a blend of “true” yellow with a softer pink undertone and a glossy white finish that gives the overall color a softer, gentler hue.

Yellow (Ĉ)
Hex #FCE883
RGB 252, 232, 131
CMYK 0, 8, 48, 1

Yellow (Munsell)

Yellow (Munsell) is more of a mustard-yellow shade. The red undertones push the color a little bit deeper, while the subtle gray undertone gives it a grounded, even appearance.

Yellow (Munsell)
Hex #EFCC00 
RGB 239, 204, 0
CMYK 0, 15, 100, 6

Yellow (NCS)

Yellow (NCS) is very similar in shade to the previous entry, with the main difference being a slightly higher red value and no gray-black undertones to temper the resulting orange highlights.

Yellow (NCS)
Hex #FFD300 
RGB 255, 211, 0
CMYK 0, 17, 100, 0

Yellow (Pantone)

Yellow (Pantone) is the officially branded yellow of the Pantone paint company—a brisk, lighthearted shade of yellow with notes of orange and red for a more intense finished product.

Yellow (Pantone)
Hex #FEDF00 
RGB 254, 223, 0
CMYK 0, 12, 100, 0

Yellow (Process)

Also known as Canary Yellow, Yellow (Process) is a very bright yellow shade with only a very small amount of red to lend some extra warmth to the overall hue.

Yellow (Process)
Hex #FFEF00 
RGB 255, 239, 0
CMYK 0, 6, 100, 0

Yellow (RYB)

Finally, of the “true” yellows, Yellow (RYB) is the most intense—a dizzying shade of bright yellow that’s only a little bit less saturated than the first yellow variant on this list.

Yellow (RYB)
Hex #FEFE33 
RGB 254, 254, 51
CMYK 0, 0, 80, 0

Yellow Beige (RAL)

Yellow Beige (RAL) is a relatively warm shade of beige, thanks to the strong yellow highlights that run beneath the surface and give this color a little bit of extra life.

Yellow Beige (RAL)
Hex #E3C08D
RGB 227, 192, 141
CMYK 0, 15, 38, 11

Yellow Bouquet (Ace)

Yellow Bouquet (Ace) is a soft yellow shade with subtle red and pink undertones that help to promote the floral appearance of the overall color.

Yellow Bouquet (Ace)
Hex #EFC98F
RGB 239, 201, 143
CMYK 0, 16, 40, 6

Yellow Brick Road (Ace)

Inspired by the famous road to L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz, Yellow Brick Road (Ace) is a cheerful, adventurous shade of medium-light yellow with strong white and orange undertones. 

Yellow Brick Road (Ace)
Hex #FFDE81
RGB 255, 222, 129
CMYK 0, 13, 49, 0

Yellow Brown (RAL)

Yellow Brown (RAL) is a mix of traditional deep brown with a much lighter yellow shade, resulting in a medium-light shade of brown with solid yellow undertones throughout.

Yellow Brown (RAL)
Hex #BFA785
RGB 191, 167, 133
CMYK 0, 13, 30, 25

Yellow Duckling (Ace)

Inspired by the soft, fuzzy appearance of a baby duck, Yellow Duckling (Ace) is a very pale shade of yellow that scans as more of a light tan or off-white. 

Yellow Duckling (Ace)
Hex #FBE9B5
RGB 251, 233, 181
CMYK 0, 7, 28, 2

Yellow Fauna (Dutch Boy)

Yellow Fauna (Dutch Boy) is a soft yellow shade with strong brown undertones that takes its inspiration from the tawny yellow color found in various animal families around the world.

Yellow Fauna (Dutch Boy)
Hex #E1CE94
RGB 225, 206, 148
CMYK 0, 8, 34, 12

Yellow Fervor (ICI)

Yellow Fervor (ICI) takes a traditional yellow shade and dials up the intensity with a dash of red in order to provide the fervor or passion that its name implies.

Yellow Fervor (ICI)
Hex #FFC04F
RGB 255, 192, 79
CMYK 0, 25, 69, 0

Yellow Grass (Ace)

Yellow Grass (Ace) is a worn, faded shade of yellow with only a subtle touch of green, inspired by a dried-out field of grass at the end of the summer.

Yellow Grass (Ace)
Hex #D8D89E
RGB 216, 216, 158
CMYK 0, 0, 27, 15

Yellow Green

Yellow Green is a pale shade of medium-light yellow that’s been tempered with an even lighter shade of green, resulting in a soft, delicate shade of green with strong yellow undertones.

Yellow Green
Hex #C5E17A 
RGB 197, 225, 122
CMYK 12, 0, 46, 12

Yellow Green (RAL)

This second Yellow Green variant combines yellow and green in almost equal measures. However, the subtle gray and black undertones dampen yellow’s natural brightness, and the green appears more pronounced as a result.

Yellow Green (RAL)
Hex #48A43F
RGB 72, 164, 63
CMYK 56, 0, 62, 36

Yellow Grey (RAL)

Yellow Grey (RAL), as the name might suggest, is a combination of yellow and gray—while the gray notes deepen the yellow shade considerably, the yellow notes still shine through with an almost green tinge.

Yellow Grey (RAL)
Hex #939176
RGB 147, 145, 118
CMYK 0, 1, 20, 42

Yellow Jacket (ICI)

Yellow Jacket (ICI) is a brash, almost aggressive shade of medium-dark yellow with red highlights that takes its inspiration from the yellow banding found on many different wasp species around the world.

Yellow Jacket (ICI)
Hex #FBC923
RGB 251, 201, 35
CMYK 0, 20, 86, 2

Yellow Jessamine (Duron)

Yellow Jessamine (Duron) is a delicate shade of very pale yellow with notes of pink and red-brown throughout, inspired by the flower of the same name that blooms throughout the American South.

Yellow Jessamine (Duron)
Hex #FCE8BF
RGB 252, 232, 191
CMYK 0, 8, 24, 1

Yellow Kerchief (Dulux)

Yellow Kerchief (Dulux) is a very warm shade of yellow with notes of red and brown running beneath the surface for that softer, homespun appearance.

Yellow Kerchief (Dulux)
Hex #EFC239
RGB 239, 194, 57
CMYK 0, 19, 76, 6

Yellow Metal

Yellow Metal takes a cool, metallic shade of dark grayish black and combines it with the much lighter notes of a traditional yellow. The end result is a medium-dark shade of grayish brown with notes of yellow and green throughout.

Yellow Metal
Hex #716338 
RGB 113, 99, 56
CMYK 0, 12, 50, 56

Yellow Ochre

Ochre is a natural pigment, made from a mix of clay and ferric oxide, that typically takes on a bold yellowish-orange color. Yellow Ochre pushes the yellow values even further in order to create a mild shade of yellow with strong brown undertones.

Yellow Ochre
Hex #C6AE4E 
RGB 198, 174, 78
CMYK 0, 12, 61, 22

Yellow Olive (RAL)

Yellow Olive is a surprisingly dark shade of green—a rich, intense shade with strong black and gray undertones and just enough yellow to keep the shade from sliding all the way into darkness.

Yellow Olive (RAL)
Hex #444337
RGB 68, 67, 55
CMYK 0, 1, 19, 73

Yellow Orange

Yellow Orange is a dark shade of yellow with strong red undertones that turn the overall color into more of an orange while still allowing the yellow overtones to take center stage.

Yellow Orange
Hex #FFAE42 
RGB 255, 174, 66
CMYK 0, 32, 74, 0

Yellow Orange (RAL)

Yellow Orange (RAL) is a much darker shade than the previous entry—instead of being yellow with subtle orange undertones, Yellow Orange (RAL) is more of an orange with just a touch of extra yellow highlights.

Yellow Orange (RAL)
Hex #DD7907
RGB 221, 121, 7
CMYK 0, 45, 97, 13

Yellow Rose

Inspired by the petals of yellow roses found in flower shops around the world, Yellow Rose is a bright, sunny shade of yellow with a touch of red to round out its color and give it a “rosier” appearance.

Yellow Rose
Hex #FFF000 
RGB 255, 240, 0
CMYK 0, 6, 100, 0

Yellow Sea

Yellow Sea doesn’t look very much like a yellow at all at first glance. Instead, this deep color is inspired by the reflection of light off the surface of the ocean, and passes for more of a light orange shade with strong yellow highlights.

Yellow Sea
Hex #FEA904 
RGB 254, 169, 4
CMYK 0, 33, 98, 0

Yellow Stone (Samson)

Not to be confused with Yellowstone, Yellow Stone (Samson) combines the warm notes of a traditional yellow with the cooler, more grounded gray-brown notes of a traditional stony or rocky shade. The end result is a grounded, enduring shade of medium-dark yellow with strong brown undertones.

Yellow Stone (Samson)
Hex #F0D390
RGB 240, 211, 144
CMYK 0, 12, 40, 6

Yellow Submarine

Named after and inspired by the famous Beatles song of the same name, Yellow Submarine is a fairly straightforward shade of yellow with a dash of orange-brown and gray in order to give the color a vintage, retro look.

Yellow Submarine
Hex #E8D233 
RGB 232, 210, 51
CMYK 0, 9, 78, 9

Yellow Sunshine

Also known as Lemon Yellow, Yellow Sunshine is an extremely bright shade of yellow with only the slightest hint of red to tamper what would otherwise be a blindingly bright shade of “pure” yellow notes.

Yellow Sunshine
Hex #FFF700 
RGB 255, 247, 0
CMYK 0, 3, 100, 0

Yellow Yarn (Dunn Edwards)

We’ve already seen “regular” Yarn as a color, but Yellow Yarn (Dunn Edwards) takes that soft, tactile shade and gives it a touch of warmth in order to create this gentle shade of very light yellow with notes of pink and brown.

Yellow Yarn (Dunn Edwards)
Hex #F9EBB7
RGB 249, 235, 183
CMYK 0, 6, 27, 2

Yellow-Green

Yellow-Green is a simple, honest shade that delivers on its name. A blend of yellow and green, Yellow-Green veers slightly more towards the yellow side of the scale, but it still allows plenty of green undertones to shine through.

Yellow-Green
Hex #9ACD32 
RGB 154, 205, 50
CMYK 25, 0, 76, 20

Yellowbelly (Matthews Paint)

The term “yellowbelly” may be a mocking name for a coward, but the color Yellowbelly (Matthews Paint) is a bold, no-nonsense shade of yellow with a hint of deeper pinkish-brown.

Yellowbelly (Matthews Paint)
Hex #FBCB72
RGB 251, 203, 114
CMYK 0, 19, 55, 2

Yellowish Green

Yellowish Green more than lives up to its name with this simple, straightforward blend of bright yellow and even brighter Spring Green.

Yellowish Green
Hex #7FBF00 
RGB 127, 191, 0
CMYK 34, 0, 100, 25

Yellowstone (Canexel)

Yellowstone (Canexel) is a vibrant brown shade with strong red and orange undertones, named after and inspired by the sprawling national park, renowned internationally for its wildlife and active geothermal events.

Yellowstone (Canexel)
Hex #9A7452
RGB 154, 116, 82
CMYK 0, 25, 47, 40

Yellowstone Gorge (Epiglass)

Yellowstone Gorge (Epiglass) is a light brown shade with strong yellow undertones, inspired by the sun-baked rocks and weathered valleys found throughout Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Yellowstone Gorge (Epiglass)
Hex #C0A786
RGB 192, 167, 134
CMYK 0, 13, 30, 25

Yellowtail (True Value)

Yellowtail (True Value) is a soft shade of pale yellow with a hint of pinkish red that takes its inspiration from the many different species of fish that share its name.

Yellowtail (True Value)
Hex #F7E7B4
RGB 247, 231, 180
CMYK 0, 6, 27, 3

Yen

Yen is an extremely dark shade of gray that borders on black at first glance. Without any other colors to alter its appearance, the only thing that prevents Yen from being a perfect black shade is the incomplete saturation that allows some light to shine through.

Yen
Hex #333333 
RGB 51, 51, 51
CMYK 0, 0, 0, 80

Yen Blue

Considering the intensity of the previous entry, it should come as no surprise that Yen Blue is an equally dark color. A deep shade of very dark blue, Yen Blue has a subtle purple cast to its overall appearance, which pushes the color even darker still.

Yen Blue
Hex #000033 
RGB 0, 0, 51
CMYK 100, 100, 0, 80

Yen Green

Yen Green continues the trend and scans as a very dark shade of off-black. With an equal mix of yellow and blue to counteract the strong black values, Yen Green is a deeply intense shade of dark green with only a hint of any warmer or brighter colors.

Yen Green
Hex #003300 
RGB 0, 51, 0
CMYK 100, 0, 100, 80

Yen Magenta

Yen Magenta is another very dark shade—in this case, a dark purple blend that lacks some of the warmth and vibrancy of a traditional magenta, but still captures the rich red and blue notes that typically set that color apart.

Yen Magenta
Hex #330033 
RGB 51, 0, 51
CMYK 0, 100, 0, 80

Yen Red

One interesting aspect of the Yen color family is how the extreme black values turn what would otherwise be a straightforward color into something a little bit more complex. Here, Yen Red should be just a very dark shade of red, but the strong yellow and black undertones turn it into more of a dark brownish-black.

Yen Red
Hex #330000 
RGB 51, 0, 0
CMYK 0, 100, 100, 80

Yen Yellow

Similarly, Yen Yellow has no colors or pigments other than yellow present in either its RGB or CMYK codes. Nevertheless, the dark black undertones dampen yellow’s traditional warmth considerably and leave it looking like more of a dark greenish brown than a “true” yellow.

Yen Yellow
Hex #333300 
RGB 51, 51, 0
CMYK 0, 0, 100, 80

Yes Mickey! (Para Paints)

Yes Mickey! (Para Paints) is a deep, dramatic shade of green with subtle notes of yellow and brown running beneath the surface. Essentially a lighter variant of Hunter Green, Yes Mickey! (Para Paints) is an energetic and charismatic overall color.

Yes Mickey! (Para Paints)
Hex #516F45
RGB 81, 111, 69
CMYK 27, 0, 38, 56

Yesterday (ICI)

Yesterday (ICI) is a very pale shade of off-white, with only the slightest touch of yellowish-brown to give the color any depth or dimension. The end result is an aged, antique color with a sense of time and history.

Yesterday (ICI)
Hex #EFEEEC
RGB 239, 238, 236
CMYK 0, 0, 1, 6

Yesterday’s Roses (MAB)

The phrase “Yesterday’s Roses” evokes feelings of nostalgia and bittersweet beauty. Yesterday’s Roses (MAB) seeks to evoke some of those same emotions by providing a soft pinkish purple shade, heavily muted with gray, black, and white undertones.

Yesterday’s Roses (MAB)
Hex #D0BCC3
RGB208, 188, 195
CMYK 0, 10, 6, 18

Yew (Home Hardware)

The name “yew” is often applied to a wide range of trees and shrubs around the world, but all these trees have a few things in common—they’re all evergreen, and they’re all coniferous. Yew (Home Hardware) captures some of the enduring nature of these various trees with a cool green shade with notes of brown and black.

Yew (Home Hardware)
Hex #475954
RGB 71, 89, 84
CMYK 20, 0, 6, 65

Yew Green (Benjamin Moore)

Yew Green (Benjamin Moore) is a very bright shade of yellowish brown without a hint of blue but enough green to land it in the “green” category. As a color, Yew Green (Benjamin Moore) takes its inspiration from the yellow-green foliage found on any number of yew species.

Yew Green (Benjamin Moore)
Hex #D0C300
RGB 208, 195, 0
CMYK 0, 6, 100, 18

Yew Green (Fuller Obrien)

Compared to the previous entry, Yew Green (Fuller Obrien) is a much more stately color—a cool shade of green with strong yellow and brown undertones. Because the name “yew” can be applied to so many different trees, it’s hardly surprising that the colors inspired by those trees should vary just as widely.

Yew Green (Fuller Obrien)
Hex #ABAD91
RGB 171, 173, 145
CMYK 1, 0, 16, 32

Yield (Dutch Boy)

Yield (Dutch Boy) is another brilliant yellow shade with strong golden orange undertones. Inspired by the harvest or “yield” of a field of crops towards the end of the year, Yield (Dutch Boy) is a rich yellow-gold with plenty of life and potential.

Yield (Dutch Boy)
Hex #FFC22C
RGB 225, 194, 44
CMYK 0, 24, 83, 0

Yin Yang (Matthews Paint)

The philosophical concept of the yin and the yang describes the relationship between two forces that are opposing and yet interconnected. As a result, it should come as no surprise that the two colors directly inspired by this concept are about as different as can be! The first of two colors, Yin Yang (Matthews Paint) is a cool, steady shade of medium-dark blue with strong gray and black undertones.

Yin Yang (Matthews Paint)
Hex #6483A4
RGB 100, 131, 164
CMYK 39, 20, 0, 36

Ying Yang

Ying Yang, on the other hand, is a much lighter and brighter overall shade—a brisk, no-nonsense shade of medium-dark off-white with hints of green and brown running beneath the surface and lending a bit of heat to what would otherwise be a straightforward shade of white.

Ying Yang
Hex #DADCBE 
RGB 218, 220, 190
CMYK 1, 0, 14, 14

Yo-Yo (Home Hardware)

Yo-Yo (Home Hardware) is a bright, cheerful shade of orange inspired by the popular children’s toy and heightened by a touch of childlike optimism. With strong pink and yellow undertones running throughout, this color mutes some of orange’s harsher notes and allows for a softer, more whimsical overall appearance.

Yo-Yo (Home Hardware)
Hex #EC8A4A
RGB 236, 138, 74
CMYK 0, 42, 69, 7

Yoga Strength (Kilz)

Yoga Strength (Kilz) is a cool, steady shade of dark off-white with deeper notes of color beneath the surface. The gray and green undertones work together to provide a natural, organic feeling, while the subtle brown and black undertones create a grounded, stable overall color.

Yoga Strength (Kilz)
Hex #DBE0C8
RGB 219, 224, 200
CMYK 2, 0, 11, 12

Yolk Yellow (Pantone)

Yolk Yellow (Pantone) doesn’t look so much like a “true” yellow as it does a deep, warm shade of orange. Inspired by the glossy color of a freshly-cracked egg yolk, Yolk Yellow (Pantone) is a hearty, homegrown color with plenty of heat and shine.

Yolk Yellow (Pantone)
Hex #E4A84C
RGB 228, 168, 76
CMYK 0, 26, 67, 11

York Town (Samson)

York Town (Samson) is a quiet, reserved shade of deep Periwinkle Blue. With strong purple and violet undertones and just a hint of gray, the overall color has an aged, historic appearance that perfectly encapsulates the old-world heritage that the name implies

York Town (Samson)
Hex #879AC5
RGB 135, 154, 197
CMYK 31, 22, 0, 23

Yorkshire Teal (Dulux)

Yorkshire Teal (Dulux) is a relatively dark shade of teal—a mix of dark green and dark blue that dial up the more dramatic undertones and only allow a little bit of teal’s characteristic yellow-green highlights to shine through. The end result is a bold, intense shade with plenty of visual weight and impact.

Yorkshire Teal (Dulux)
Hex #507372
RGB 80, 115, 114
CMYK 30, 0, 1, 55

Yosemite Campfire

Yosemite Campfire is a brilliant orange-red shade with strong yellow and white undertones. The end result is an appropriately fiery color with hints of smokey gray and white-hot yellow and red throughout.

Yosemite Campfire
Hex #ED4C44 
RGB 237, 76, 68
CMYK 0, 68, 71, 7

Yosemite Springs (Kilz)

Yosemite Springs (Kilz) is a much cooler color than the previous entry on this list—a soft, misty shade of light blue with strong green, gray and white undertones, inspired by the fog, mist, and clear blue waters that can be found around Yosemite National Park in the United States.

Yosemite Springs (Kilz)
Hex #B3D6D5
RGB 179, 214, 213
CMYK 16, 0, 0, 16

You Look Mauve-lous (Home Hardware)

You Look Mauve-lous (Home Hardware) is a lighthearted, whimsical shade of mauve—a deep purplish shade with gray and brown undertones that give the overall color a stylish, high-fashion finish that more than lives up to its name.

You Look Mauve-lous (Home Hardware)
Hex #B0A9AE
RGB 176, 169, 174
CMYK 0, 4, 1, 31

Young Mermaid (Mobile Paints)

Despite its name, Young Mermaid (Mobile Paints) is a surprisingly mature shade—a deep shade of greenish-brown with hints of yellow and white. Inspired by the fish-like tails of the famous mythical creatures, Young Mermaid is a carefree shade with a touch of deeper mystery and intensity.

Young Mermaid (Mobile Paints)
Hex #7B7D5F
RGB 123, 125, 95
CMYK 2, 0, 24, 51

Young Shoot (Bruning Paints)

Young Shoot (Bruning Paints) is an impossibly soft shade of yellow, heavily tempered by bright white highlights and the slightest hint of green. Inspired by the bright, cheerful look of newly-sprouted plants, Young Shoot (Bruning) is a hopeful, optimistic shade of yellow-white.

Young Shoot (Bruning Paints)
Hex #FFFFB2
RGB 255, 255, 178
CMYK 0, 0, 30, 0

Your Highness (Ace)

Your Highness (Ace) is a sweet, romantic shade of medium-light purple with strong blue and lavender highlights. The gray undertones lend just a bit of gravity to an otherwise frothy shade, resulting in a cool, steady shade with a touch of fairy tale fantasy lurking just beneath the surface.

Your Highness (Ace)
Hex #B0AEC0
RGB 176, 174, 192
CMYK 8, 9, 0, 25

Your Pink

Your Pink is another soft, sweet color, but this time, it’s pink instead of purple. A light, soft shade with strong white and yellow undertones, this color has a slightly orange cast to its overall appearance, elevating the shade above a standard pink.

Your Pink
Hex #FFC3C0 
RGB 255, 195, 192
CMYK 0, 24, 25, 0

Your Sanctuary (ICI)

Your Sanctuary (ICI) is a calm, stately color—a quiet respite from some of the louder or brighter colors that we’ve already seen on this list. A light mauve shade with strong brown and gray undertones, Your Sanctuary (ICI) is a neat, reserved color with a hint of deeper warmth throughout.

Your Sanctuary (ICI)
Hex #D9CDC9
RGB 217, 205, 201
CMYK 0, 6, 7, 15

Your Shadow (Dunn Edwards)

As the name might suggest, Your Shadow (Dunn Edwards) is a relatively dark, shadowy shade. A medium-dark blue with strong gray and black undertones, Your Shadow (Dunn Edwards) is a cool color with a dash of warmer purple or violet for a touch of romance.

Your Shadow (Dunn Edwards)
Hex #717C8E
RGB 113, 124, 142
CMYK 20, 13, 0, 44

Yours Truly (Matthews Paint)

Yours Truly (Matthews Paint) is another overtly romantic shade—a soft, light pink with hints of gray and white for a more aged, time-worn look. Inspired by the classic sign-off to millions of letters, Yours Truly (Matthews Paint) is a sweet, delicate color with a sense of time and history.

Yours Truly (Matthews Paint)
Hex #F1D4CE
RGB 241, 212, 206
CMYK 0, 12, 15, 5

Youth White (Composite Panel)

Youth White (Composite Panel) doesn’t really look white at all—instead, it scans as more of a pale green with gray highlights. However, the strong white undertones and light, glossy overall finish are the primary sources of inspiration for this color’s name.

Youth White (Composite Panel)
Hex #AACDB3
RGB 170, 205, 179
CMYK 17, 0, 13, 20

Yucatan (Behr)

Yucatan (Behr) is a calm, soothing shade of medium-dark blue with hints of yellow and white that brighten the overall shade and give it a breezy, tropical vibe. Inspired by the deep waters and clear blue skies off of the Yucatan Peninsula, Yucatan (Behr) brings a sense of escape and relaxation to any project.

Yucatan (Behr)
Hex #00A0C7
RGB 0, 160, 199
CMYK 100, 20, 0, 22

Yucca

Yucca is a cool, dark shade of green with strong black and gray undertones throughout. The deeper highlights allow only a hint of green to shine through, but the overall color is still clearly inspired by the steady green-gray appearance of the desert yucca plant, found throughout the hot and dry regions of the Caribbean and the Americas.

Yucca
Hex #68786B 
RGB 104, 120, 107
CMYK 13, 0, 11, 53

Yucca White (Dulux)

While the previous entry was inspired by the deeper fibers and leaves of the yucca plant, Yucca White (Dulux) is more directly inspired by the soft, greenish white flowers that the plant grows. A clean white shade with hints of blue and green throughout, Yucca White (Dulux) is a soft, floral shade.

Yucca White (Dulux)
Hex #EDEBD4
RGB 237, 235, 212
CMYK 0, 1, 11, 7

Yukon Gold

Yukon Gold is a bold, dark shade of brown with strong orange and yellow undertones that combine to provide the “gold” of the color’s name. Inspired by the rich potential and fertile soil of the Yukon Territory’s mines, Yukon Gold is a weighty, historic shade of deep golden brown.

Yukon Gold
Hex #7B6608 
RGB 123, 102, 8
CMYK 0, 17, 93, 52

Yukon Gold (Do It Best)

As compared to the previous entry, Yukon Gold (Do It Best) is a much softer color—a warm, bright shade of golden yellow with strong red and orange undertones and a bright white finish. This white overlay and the hints of red throughout give this color an almost pink appearance.

Yukon Gold (Do It Best)
Hex #ECD6AB
RGB 236, 214, 171
CMYK 0, 9, 28, 7

Yukon Sky (Sico)

Yukon Sky (Sico) deviates from the previous two entries on this list by providing a much cooler, less “golden” color. Yukon Sky (Sico) is a cool, muted shade of blue with strong gray and black undertones that capture both the frozen expanse and the open air of the vast Far North.

Yukon Sky (Sico)
Hex #94B2BB
RGB 148, 178, 187
CMYK 21, 5, 0, 27

Yuletime (Rodda Paint)

No matter the time of year, Yuletime (Rodda Paint) is a cheerful, festive shade of light green that combines a crisp, winter-y shade of green with a cooler, more traditional gray-white undertone in order to create a chilly green with hints of warmer yellow and white beneath the surface.

Yuletime (Rodda Paint)
Hex #95CE96
RGB 149, 206, 150
CMYK 28, 0, 27, 19

Yum Yum Yellow (Pittsburgh Paints)

Yum Yum Yellow (Pittsburgh Paints) is a mild shade of warm yellow with strong white and gray undertones. The cooler undertones temper some of the heat and brilliance of a traditional yellow while still allowing plenty of color and heat to shine through.

Yum Yum Yellow (Pittsburgh Paints)
Hex #F8DF89
RGB 248, 223, 137
CMYK 0, 10, 45, 3

Yuma

The first of a few colors inspired by the same source, Yuma is a cool, moderate shade of brown with strong green and yellow undertones. Yuma, Arizona, in the United States, is situated in a dry, arid environment, and the color Yuma captures some of that heat and sun in a more subdued, professional shade of greenish brown.

Yuma
Hex #CEC291 
RGB 206, 194, 145
CMYK 0, 6, 30, 19

Yuma Gold (Dunn Edwards)

Yuma Gold (Dunn Edwards) is a brilliant golden yellow shade with hints of red and orange throughout. Inspired by the brilliant sunsets and wide-open spaces that can be found in the city of the same name, Yuma Gold is a warm, colorful shade.

Yuma Gold (Dunn Edwards)
Hex #FFC972
RGB 255, 201, 114
CMYK 0, 21, 55, 0

Yuma Sand (Cloverdale Paint)

The last of the Yuma-themed colors, Yuma Sand (Cloverdale Paint) is a very pale shade of brown with strong yellow and orange undertones, inspired by the white sand of the deserts around Yuma. The warmer notes brighten the overall color and keep it from looking too pale or washed out.

Yuma Sand (Cloverdale Paint)
Hex #FBF0CF
RGB 251, 240, 207
CMYK 0, 4, 18, 2

Yummy Plummy (Kilz)

Finally, Yummy Plummy (Kilz) is a soft shade of warm purple with strong brown and gray undertones. These neutral undertones cool the color slightly and give it a more muted, professional look that makes Yummy Plummy (Kilz) a great match for any interior or graphic design project.

Yummy Plummy (Kilz)
Hex #9F7980
RGB 159, 121, 128
CMYK 0, 24, 19, 38

All Colors A-Z

Here’s our complete list of colors in alphabetical order:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z