William Color


William 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 #c59793
Complementary Color #6c3d3a
Color Shade: mid cyan (184.8° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 32.55% (better contrasting with white)
William Color Sample
William Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #3a686c

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to William Color. The Pacific Sea Teal color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Atlantic Deep (#274e55) for more energetic effect. Try Similar to Slate as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6c3d3a is the best complementary color to William. 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 #3a686c complementary color is Buccaneer, 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 William are #3a6c56 and #3a4f6c. Thus found on the left and right of #3a686c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Killarney and Fiord colors as they work well with William.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary William palette consists of #6c563a and #6c3a4f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6c3d3a). Try Yellow Metal and Cosmic colors in combination with #3a686c, 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 #3a686c 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 William. Thus Verdigris and Cosmic giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of William contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Buccaneer, Bossanova, and Chalet Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #3a686c 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. William tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#6c3d3a) and two others. The Cosmic is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Killarney – 120° from the complementary Buccaneer. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6c3a68 and #3a6c3e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #3a686c is made of 21% red, 39% green and 40% blue. In a HSL mode William has a hue angle of 184.8°, a saturation of 30.12% and a lightness of 32.55%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #3a686c is made of 19.6% cyan, 1.57% magenta, 0% yellow and 57.65% black ink.

HEX #3a686c
RGB Decimal rgb(58,104,108)
RGB Percentage 21%, 39%, 40%
CMYK 19.6, 1.57, 0, 57.65
HSL hsl(184.8,30.12%,32.55%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(184.8,46.3%,42.35%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.0294,-14.5756,-7.1814)
XYZ xyz(9.402,11.8829,15.9854)