Yellow is a color produced by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of about 560–590nm. Yellow is considered a secondary color in the RGB additive color system and a primary color in the traditional RYB color wheel. It is represented by the following color coordinates:
- Hex triplet: # FFFF00
- RGB: (255, 255, 0); CMYK (0, 0, 0, 100)
- HSV: (%)
Examples of inorganic yellow pigments:
- oxides (Litharge).
Examples of organic yellow pigments:
- animal (Indian yellow).
Synonyms and Related Terms
gul (Dan., Sven.); Gelb (Deut.); amarillo (Esp.); pigments jaunes (Fr.); giallo (It.); flavus (Lat.); geel (Ned.); amarelo (Port.); pigmentos amarelos (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Pigments"