Japanese Laurel Color


Japanese Laurel is deep, warm-toned shade of warm green. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool magenta, warm red or cool blue

Inverse Color #f596f9
Complementary Color #640669
Color Shade: warm green (117.58° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 21.76% (better contrasting with white)
Japanese Laurel Color Sample
Japanese Laurel Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #0a6906

If you're looking for a similar warm green shade, there are some better alternatives to Japanese Laurel Color. The British Racing Green color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a yellow green bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Borg Drone (#06470c) for more calm effect. Try True Green as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#640669 is the best complementary color to Japanese Laurel. Cool magenta shades generally complement the warm green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #0a6906 complementary color is Clairvoyant, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool yellow, warm green, and cool green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Japanese Laurel are #3b6906 and #066933. Thus found on the left and right of #0a6906 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Green Leaf and Fun Green colors as they work well with Japanese Laurel.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Japanese Laurel palette consists of #69063b and #330669 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#640669). Try Mulberry Wood and Paris M colors in combination with #0a6906, 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 #0a6906 offers a combination of cool red and cool blue shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Japanese Laurel. Thus Dark Burgundy and Gulf Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Japanese Laurel contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Clairvoyant, Teal Blue, and Brown Bramble split by 90° on the color wheel. #0a6906 square combo is a palette of warm green, cool cyan, cool magenta and warm red 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. Japanese Laurel tetradic combo consists of cool magenta complementary color (#640669) and two others. The Gulf Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Yukon Gold – 120° from the complementary Clairvoyant. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #060969 and #696506.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #0a6906 is made of 8% red, 87% green and 5% blue. In a HSL mode Japanese Laurel has a hue angle of 117.58°, a saturation of 89.19% and a lightness of 21.76%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #0a6906 is made of 37.26% cyan, 0% magenta, 38.83% yellow and 58.82% black ink.

HEX #0a6906
RGB Decimal rgb(10,105,6)
RGB Percentage 8%, 87%, 5%
CMYK 37.26, 0, 38.83, 58.82
HSL hsl(117.58,89.19%,21.76%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(117.58,94.29%,41.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(38.165,-43.5404,41.8533)
XYZ xyz(5.2096,10.1808,1.8628)