Limed Spruce Color


Limed Spruce is pale, cool-toned shade of cool cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm red, warm green or warm magenta

Inverse Color #c6b7ae
Complementary Color #504139
Color Shade: cool cyan (202.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 27.06% (better contrasting with white)
Limed Spruce Color Sample
Limed Spruce Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #394851

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Limed Spruce Color. The Tempe Star color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Steel Blue Grey (#436175) for more energetic effect. Try Scenic Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#504139 is the best complementary color to Limed Spruce. Warm red shades generally complement the cool cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #394851 complementary color is Taupe, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, cool cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Limed Spruce are #39504d and #393c50. Thus found on the left and right of #394851 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mineral Green and Bright Gray colors as they work well with Limed Spruce.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Limed Spruce palette consists of #504d39 and #50393c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#504139). Try Kelp and Matterhorn colors in combination with #394851, 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 #394851 offers a combination of cool yellow and warm magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Limed Spruce. Thus Kelp and Matterhorn giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Limed Spruce contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Taupe, Mortar, and Cabbage Pont split by 90° on the color wheel. #394851 square combo is a palette of cool cyan, cool magenta, warm red and warm 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. Limed Spruce tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#504139) and two others. The Matterhorn is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tom Thumb – 120° from the complementary Taupe. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #503947 and #395041.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #394851 is made of 27% red, 34% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Limed Spruce has a hue angle of 202.5°, a saturation of 17.39% and a lightness of 27.06%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #394851 is made of 9.41% cyan, 3.52% magenta, 0% yellow and 68.24% black ink.

HEX #394851
RGB Decimal rgb(57,72,81)
RGB Percentage 27%, 34%, 39%
CMYK 9.41, 3.52, 0, 68.24
HSL hsl(202.5,17.39%,27.06%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(202.5,29.63%,31.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(29.66,-3.5341,-7.3269)
XYZ xyz(5.4899,6.0987,8.6724)