Eucalyptus Color


Eucalyptus is soft, warm-toned shade of green cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with red magenta, mid yellow or violet

Inverse Color #d875a4
Complementary Color #8a2755
Color Shade: green cyan (151.52° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 34.71% (better contrasting with white)
Eucalyptus Color Sample
Eucalyptus Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #278a5b

If you're looking for a similar green cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Eucalyptus Color. The Bulma Hair color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool green bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Teal Green (#25a36f) for more energetic effect. Try Felt as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#8a2755 is the best complementary color to Eucalyptus. Red magenta shades generally complement the green cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #278a5b complementary color is Camelot, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid green, green cyan, and mid cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Eucalyptus are #278a29 and #27878a. Thus found on the left and right of #278a5b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Forest Green and Lochinvar colors as they work well with Eucalyptus.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Eucalyptus palette consists of #8a2927 and #8a2787 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8a2755). Try Burnt Umber and Plum colors in combination with #278a5b, 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 #278a5b offers a combination of orange and violet shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Eucalyptus. Thus Kumera and Daisy Bush giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Eucalyptus contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Camelot, Bay of Many, and Wasabi split by 90° on the color wheel. #278a5b square combo is a palette of green cyan, mid blue, red magenta and mid yellow 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. Eucalyptus tetradic combo consists of red magenta complementary color (#8a2755) and two others. The Daisy Bush is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Olive Drab – 120° from the complementary Camelot. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5b278a and #568a27.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #278a5b is made of 15% red, 51% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Eucalyptus has a hue angle of 151.52°, a saturation of 55.93% and a lightness of 34.71%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #278a5b is made of 38.83% cyan, 0% magenta, 18.43% yellow and 45.88% black ink.

HEX #278a5b
RGB Decimal rgb(39,138,91)
RGB Percentage 15%, 51%, 34%
CMYK 38.83, 0, 18.43, 45.88
HSL hsl(151.52,55.93%,34.71%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(151.52,71.74%,54.12%)
CIE-LAB lab(51.1099,-39.7404,17.1932)
XYZ xyz(11.8135,19.3636,13.0124)