Jadeite Color


Jadeite is calm, 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 #c7395e
Complementary Color #c5385c
Color Shade: green cyan (164.37° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 49.8% (better contrasting with white)
Jadeite Color Sample
Jadeite Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #38c6a1

If you're looking for a similar green cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Jadeite Color. The Niagara color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool green bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Salsify Grass (#2bb179) for more energetic effect. Try Gumdrop Green as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#c5385c is the best complementary color to Jadeite. 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 #38c6a1 complementary color is Hibiscus, 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 Shamrock are #38c55a and #38a3c5. Thus found on the left and right of #38c6a1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Emerald and Pelorous colors as they work well with Jadeite.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Jadeite palette consists of #c55a38 and #c538a3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c5385c). Try Mojo and Medium Red Violet colors in combination with #38c6a1, 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 #38c6a1 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 Jadeite. Thus Earls Green and Amethyst giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Jadeite contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Hibiscus, Purple Heart, and Atlantis split by 90° on the color wheel. #38c6a1 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. Jadeite tetradic combo consists of red magenta complementary color (#c5385c) and two others. The Amethyst is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Apple – 120° from the complementary Hibiscus. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a138c5 and #5dc538.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #38c6a1 is made of 13% red, 48% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Jadeite has a hue angle of 164.37°, a saturation of 55.91% and a lightness of 49.8%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #38c6a1 is made of 55.69% cyan, 0% magenta, 14.51% yellow and 22.35% black ink.

HEX #38c6a1
RGB Decimal rgb(56,198,161)
RGB Percentage 13%, 48%, 39%
CMYK 55.69, 0, 14.51, 22.35
HSL hsl(164.37,55.91%,49.8%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(164.37,71.72%,77.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(72.096,-46.013,7.8388)
XYZ xyz(28.258,43.8021,40.6835)