Whaling Waters Color

#2e7176

Whaling Waters is pale, 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 #d18e89
Complementary Color #76322e
Color Shade: mid cyan (184.17° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 32.16% (better contrasting with white)
Whaling Waters Color Sample
Whaling Waters Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #2e7176

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Whaling Waters Color. The Sea Challenge color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Precious Stone (#328696) for more energetic effect. Try Wipeout as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#76322e is the best complementary color to Whaling Waters. 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 #2e7176 complementary color is Nutmeg, 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 Paradiso are #2e7657 and #2e4d76. Thus found on the left and right of #2e7176 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Sea Green and San Juan colors as they work well with Whaling Waters.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Whaling Waters palette consists of #76572e and #762e4d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#76322e). Try Old Copper and Finn colors in combination with #2e7176, 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 #2e7176 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 Whaling Waters. Thus Pesto and Plum giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Whaling Waters contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Nutmeg, Eminence, and Crete split by 90° on the color wheel. #2e7176 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. Whaling Waters tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#76322e) and two others. The Plum is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Goblin – 120° from the complementary Nutmeg. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #762e71 and #2e7633.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #2e7176 is made of 17% red, 41% green and 43% blue. In a HSL mode Whaling Waters has a hue angle of 184.17°, a saturation of 43.9% and a lightness of 32.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #2e7176 is made of 28.23% cyan, 1.96% magenta, 0% yellow and 53.73% black ink.

HEX #2e7176
RGB Decimal rgb(46,113,118)
RGB Percentage 17%, 41%, 43%
CMYK 28.23, 1.96, 0, 53.73
HSL hsl(184.17,43.9%,32.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(184.17,61.02%,46.27%)
CIE-LAB lab(43.7983,-19.357,-9.1317)
XYZ xyz(10.3019,13.6991,19.2408)
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