San Marino Color


San Marino is calm, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, mid green or red magenta

Inverse Color #ba9353
Complementary Color #ac8444
Color Shade: blue cyan (217.28° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 47.25% (better contrasting with white)
San Marino Color Sample
San Marino Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #456cac

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to San Marino Color. The Chinese Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Dazzling Blue (#3850a0) for more energetic effect. Try Blue Smart as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#ac8444 is the best complementary color to San Marino. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #456cac complementary color is Driftwood, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of San Marino are #449fac and #5144ac. Thus found on the left and right of #456cac on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Boston Blue and Gigas colors as they work well with San Marino.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary San Marino palette consists of #9fac44 and #ac5144 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#ac8444). Try Sushi and Apple Blossom colors in combination with #456cac, 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 #456cac offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the San Marino. Thus Apple and Blush giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of San Marino contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Driftwood, Fuchsia Pink, and Chateau Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #456cac square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. San Marino tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#ac8444) and two others. The Blush is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Ocean Green – 120° from the complementary Driftwood. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #ac446c and #44ac84.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #456cac is made of 20% red, 31% green and 49% blue. In a HSL mode San Marino has a hue angle of 217.28°, a saturation of 42.74% and a lightness of 47.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #456cac is made of 40.39% cyan, 25.1% magenta, 0% yellow and 32.55% black ink.

HEX #456cac
RGB Decimal rgb(69,108,172)
RGB Percentage 20%, 31%, 49%
CMYK 40.39, 25.1, 0, 32.55
HSL hsl(217.28,42.74%,47.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(217.28,59.88%,67.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(45.5916,6.2918,-38.3656)
XYZ xyz(15.2632,14.9689,41.1146)