Keppel Color


Keppel is calm, cool-toned shade of warm cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool red, cool yellow or cool magenta

Inverse Color #c54f61
Complementary Color #b0394c
Color Shade: warm cyan (170.85° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 45.88% (better contrasting with white)
Keppel Color Sample
Keppel Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #3ab09e

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Keppel Color. The Jadeite color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Sea (#3c9992) for more calm effect. Try Azure Tide as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#b0394c is the best complementary color to Keppel. Cool red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #3ab09e complementary color is Night Shadz, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool green, warm cyan, and cool cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Keppel are #39b062 and #3986b0. Thus found on the left and right of #3ab09e on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Chateau Green and Boston Blue colors as they work well with Keppel.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Keppel palette consists of #b06239 and #b03986 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b0394c). Try Brown Rust and Royal Heath colors in combination with #3ab09e, 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 #3ab09e offers a combination of warm yellow and cool magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Keppel. Thus Alpine and Vivid Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Keppel contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Night Shadz, Royal Purple, and Sushi split by 90° on the color wheel. #3ab09e square combo is a palette of warm cyan, warm blue, cool red and cool 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. Keppel tetradic combo consists of cool red complementary color (#b0394c) and two others. The Vivid Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Apple – 120° from the complementary Night Shadz. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9d39b0 and #4cb039.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #3ab09e is made of 15% red, 45% green and 40% blue. In a HSL mode Keppel has a hue angle of 170.85°, a saturation of 50.43% and a lightness of 45.88%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #3ab09e is made of 46.27% cyan, 0% magenta, 7.06% yellow and 30.98% black ink.

HEX #3ab09e
RGB Decimal rgb(58,176,158)
RGB Percentage 15%, 45%, 40%
CMYK 46.27, 0, 7.06, 30.98
HSL hsl(170.85,50.43%,45.88%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(170.85,67.05%,69.02%)
CIE-LAB lab(65.2937,-36.8435,-0.3476)
XYZ xyz(23.4418,34.4188,37.7557)