Mariner Color


Mariner is soft, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, mid green or red magenta

Inverse Color #d79532
Complementary Color #cd8b28
Color Shade: blue cyan (216° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 48.04% (better contrasting with white)
Mariner Color Sample
Mariner Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #286acd

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Mariner Color. The Heirloom Hydrangea color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Amalfi Coast (#297cbf) for more calm effect. Try Altdorf Guard Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#cd8b28 is the best complementary color to Mariner. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #286acd complementary color is Brandy Punch, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Mariner are #28bccd and #3828cd. Thus found on the left and right of #286acd on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Scooter and Governor Bay colors as they work well with Mariner.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Mariner palette consists of #bccd28 and #cd3828 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cd8b28). Try Key Lime Pie and Valencia colors in combination with #286acd, 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 #286acd offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Mariner. Thus Atlantis and Cerise Red giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Mariner contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Brandy Punch, Cerise, and Forest Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #286acd square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. Mariner tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#cd8b28) and two others. The Cerise Red is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shamrock – 120° from the complementary Brandy Punch. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cd2869 and #28cd8b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #286acd is made of 11% red, 30% green and 58% blue. In a HSL mode Mariner has a hue angle of 216°, a saturation of 67.35% and a lightness of 48.04%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #286acd is made of 64.7% cyan, 38.82% magenta, 0% yellow and 19.61% black ink.

HEX #286acd
RGB Decimal rgb(40,106,205)
RGB Percentage 11%, 30%, 58%
CMYK 64.7, 38.82, 0, 19.61
HSL hsl(216,67.35%,48.04%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(216,80.49%,80.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(45.862,15.3342,-57.1152)
XYZ xyz(17.0486,15.167,59.7866)