Placid Sea Color


Placid Sea 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 #e35245
Complementary Color #b9291c
Color Shade: mid cyan (184.94° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 41.96% (better contrasting with white)
Placid Sea Color Sample
Placid Sea Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #1cadba

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Placid Sea Color. The Sardinia Beaches 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 Bright Cerulean (#1dacd6) for more energetic effect. Try Charybdis as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#b9291c is the best complementary color to Placid Sea. 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 #1cadba 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 Eastern Blue are #1cb978 and #1c5db9. Thus found on the left and right of #1cadba on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mountain Meadow and Fun Blue colors as they work well with Placid Sea.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Placid Sea palette consists of #b9781c and #b91c5e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b9291c). Try Bourbon and Maroon Flush colors in combination with #1cadba, 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 #1cadba 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 Placid Sea. Thus Citron and Red Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Placid Sea contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Thunderbird, Purple Heart, and Lima split by 90° on the color wheel. #1cadba 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. Placid Sea tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#b9291c) and two others. The Red Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Forest Green – 120° from the complementary Thunderbird. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b91cac and #1cb929.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #1cadba is made of 7% red, 45% green and 48% blue. In a HSL mode Placid Sea has a hue angle of 184.94°, a saturation of 73.83% and a lightness of 41.96%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #1cadba is made of 61.96% cyan, 5.1% magenta, 0% yellow and 27.06% black ink.

HEX #1cadba
RGB Decimal rgb(28,173,186)
RGB Percentage 7%, 45%, 48%
CMYK 61.96, 5.1, 0, 27.06
HSL hsl(184.94,73.83%,41.96%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(184.94,84.95%,72.94%)
CIE-LAB lab(64.7071,-30.5983,-16.8543)
XYZ xyz(24.2854,33.6792,51.6751)