Turkish Boy Color


Turkish Boy is calm, cool-toned shade of mid cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid red, yellow green or mid magenta

Inverse Color #f1635a
Complementary Color #a5170e
Color Shade: mid cyan (183.58° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 35.1% (better contrasting with white)
Turkish Boy Color Sample
Turkish Boy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #0e9ca5

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Turkish Boy Color. The Pacific Blue color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Gummy Dolphins (#06a9ca) for more energetic effect. Try Cozumel as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a5170e is the best complementary color to Turkish Boy. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #0e9ca5 complementary color is Tabasco, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Blue Chill are #0ea562 and #0e50a5. Thus found on the left and right of #0e9ca5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Gossamer and Tory Blue colors as they work well with Turkish Boy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Turkish Boy palette consists of #a5620e and #a50e50 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a5170e). Try Pumpkin Skin and Jazzberry Jam colors in combination with #0e9ca5, 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 #0e9ca5 offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Turkish Boy. Thus Sahara and Violet Eggplant giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Turkish Boy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tabasco, Purple, and Christi split by 90° on the color wheel. #0e9ca5 square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow 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. Turkish Boy tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#a5170e) and two others. The Violet Eggplant is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and La Palma – 120° from the complementary Tabasco. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a50e9b and #0ea517.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #0e9ca5 is made of 4% red, 47% green and 49% blue. In a HSL mode Turkish Boy has a hue angle of 183.58°, a saturation of 84.36% and a lightness of 35.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #0e9ca5 is made of 59.22% cyan, 3.53% magenta, 0% yellow and 35.29% black ink.

HEX #0e9ca5
RGB Decimal rgb(14,156,165)
RGB Percentage 4%, 47%, 49%
CMYK 59.22, 3.53, 0, 35.29
HSL hsl(183.58,84.36%,35.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(183.58,91.52%,64.71%)
CIE-LAB lab(58.59,-29.8692,-14.3192)
XYZ xyz(18.8611,26.5869,39.735)