Charybdis Color


Charybdis 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 #e95c34
Complementary Color #cb3d15
Color Shade: mid cyan (193.26° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 44.12% (better contrasting with white)
Charybdis Color Sample
Charybdis Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #16a3cb

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Charybdis Color. The Riviera color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Cyan Cornflower Blue (#188bc2) for more calm effect. Try Caribbean Blue as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#cb3d15 is the best complementary color to Charybdis. 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 #16a3cb complementary color is Thunderbird, 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 Java are #15cb98 and #1548cb. Thus found on the left and right of #16a3cb on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mountain Meadow and Denim colors as they work well with Charybdis.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Charybdis palette consists of #cb9815 and #cb1548 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cb3d15). Try Pizza and Crimson colors in combination with #16a3cb, 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 #16a3cb 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 Charybdis. Thus La Rioja and Red Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Charybdis contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Thunderbird, Electric Violet, and Lima split by 90° on the color wheel. #16a3cb 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. Charybdis tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#cb3d15) and two others. The Red Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Malachite – 120° from the complementary Thunderbird. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cb15a3 and #15cb3e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #16a3cb is made of 6% red, 42% green and 52% blue. In a HSL mode Charybdis has a hue angle of 193.26°, a saturation of 80.44% and a lightness of 44.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #16a3cb is made of 70.98% cyan, 15.69% magenta, 0% yellow and 20.39% black ink.

HEX #16a3cb
RGB Decimal rgb(22,163,203)
RGB Percentage 6%, 42%, 52%
CMYK 70.98, 15.69, 0, 20.39
HSL hsl(193.26,80.44%,44.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(193.26,89.16%,79.61%)
CIE-LAB lab(62.2338,-20.2768,-30.1193)
XYZ xyz(24.2076,30.6768,61.1452)