Madison Color


Madison is deep, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, mid green or red magenta

Inverse Color #f6daa2
Complementary Color #5d4108
Color Shade: blue cyan (220° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 20% (better contrasting with white)
Madison Color Sample
Madison Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #09255d

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Madison Color. The Tangaroa color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Azure Dragon (#053976) for more energetic effect. Try Deep Cove as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#5d4108 is the best complementary color to Madison. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #09255d complementary color is Cafe Royale, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Madison are #084f5d and #16085d. Thus found on the left and right of #09255d on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Deep Sea Green and Arapawa colors as they work well with Madison.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Madison palette consists of #4f5d08 and #5d1608 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5d4108). Try Green Leaf and Mahogany colors in combination with #09255d, 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 #09255d offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Madison. Thus San Felix and Mulberry Wood giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Madison contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Cafe Royale, Mulberry Wood, and San Felix split by 90° on the color wheel. #09255d square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid green 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. Madison tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#5d4108) and two others. The Mulberry Wood is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Deep Sea Green – 120° from the complementary Cafe Royale. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5d0824 and #085d40.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #09255d is made of 6% red, 27% green and 67% blue. In a HSL mode Madison has a hue angle of 220°, a saturation of 82.35% and a lightness of 20%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #09255d is made of 32.94% cyan, 21.96% magenta, 0% yellow and 63.53% black ink.

HEX #09255d
RGB Decimal rgb(9,37,93)
RGB Percentage 6%, 27%, 67%
CMYK 32.94, 21.96, 0, 63.53
HSL hsl(220,82.35%,20%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(220,90.32%,36.47%)
CIE-LAB lab(16.3628,14.0028,-36.2942)
XYZ xyz(2.75,2.1715,10.6301)