Lake Green Color


Lake Green is soft, warm-toned shade of cool green. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm magenta, warm yellow or warm blue

Inverse Color #d174a8
Complementary Color #8a2e61
Color Shade: cool green (146.45° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 36.27% (better contrasting with white)
Lake Green Color Sample
Lake Green Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #2e8b57

If you're looking for a similar cool green shade, there are some better alternatives to Lake Green Color. The Bulma Hair color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid green bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Ocean Green (#3d9973) for more calm effect. Try Greenish as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#8a2e61 is the best complementary color to Lake Green. Warm magenta shades generally complement the cool green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #2e8b57 complementary color is Camelot, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm green, cool green, and warm cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Sea Green are #338a2e and #2e8a85. Thus found on the left and right of #2e8b57 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Forest Green and Lochinvar colors as they work well with Lake Green.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Lake Green palette consists of #8a2e33 and #852e8a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8a2e61). Try El Salva and Vivid Violet colors in combination with #2e8b57, 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 #2e8b57 offers a combination of warm red and warm blue shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Lake Green. Thus Mule Fawn and Eminence giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Lake Green contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Camelot, Bay of Many, and Sycamore split by 90° on the color wheel. #2e8b57 square combo is a palette of cool green, cool blue, warm magenta and warm 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. Lake Green tetradic combo consists of warm magenta complementary color (#8a2e61) and two others. The Eminence is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Crete – 120° from the complementary Camelot. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #572e8a and #618a2e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #2e8b57 is made of 17% red, 51% green and 32% blue. In a HSL mode Lake Green has a hue angle of 146.45°, a saturation of 50.27% and a lightness of 36.27%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #2e8b57 is made of 36.47% cyan, 0% magenta, 20.39% yellow and 45.49% black ink.

HEX #2e8b57
RGB Decimal rgb(46,139,87)
RGB Percentage 17%, 51%, 32%
CMYK 36.47, 0, 20.39, 45.49
HSL hsl(146.45,50.27%,36.27%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(146.45,66.91%,54.51%)
CIE-LAB lab(51.5354,-39.7143,20.0495)
XYZ xyz(12.0796,19.7342,12.1892)