Jamaican Sea Color


Jamaican 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 #d95a45
Complementary Color #ba3a26
Color Shade: mid cyan (188.51° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 43.92% (better contrasting with white)
Jamaican Sea Color Sample
Jamaican Sea Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #26a5ba

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Jamaican Sea Color. The Blue Island color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Waikiki (#218ba0) for more calm effect. Try Sea Fantasy as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#ba3a26 is the best complementary color to Jamaican 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 #26a5ba complementary color is Tall Poppy, 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 #26ba84 and #265bba. Thus found on the left and right of #26a5ba on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Jungle Green and Cerulean Blue colors as they work well with Jamaican Sea.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Jamaican Sea palette consists of #ba8426 and #ba265b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#ba3a26). Try Marigold and Maroon Flush colors in combination with #26a5ba, 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 #26a5ba 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 Jamaican Sea. Thus Citron and Medium Red Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Jamaican Sea contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tall Poppy, Purple Heart, and Lima split by 90° on the color wheel. #26a5ba 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. Jamaican Sea tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#ba3a26) and two others. The Medium Red Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Forest Green – 120° from the complementary Tall Poppy. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #ba26a4 and #26ba3a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #26a5ba is made of 10% red, 42% green and 48% blue. In a HSL mode Jamaican Sea has a hue angle of 188.51°, a saturation of 66.07% and a lightness of 43.92%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #26a5ba is made of 58.04% cyan, 8.23% magenta, 0% yellow and 27.06% black ink.

HEX #26a5ba
RGB Decimal rgb(38,165,186)
RGB Percentage 10%, 42%, 48%
CMYK 58.04, 8.23, 0, 27.06
HSL hsl(188.51,66.07%,43.92%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(188.51,79.57%,72.94%)
CIE-LAB lab(62.3956,-25.8052,-20.3539)
XYZ xyz(23.1174,30.8675,51.194)