Shakespeare Color


Shakespeare 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 #b1542e
Complementary Color #d1744e
Color Shade: cool cyan (197.4° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 56.27% (better contrasting with white)
Shakespeare Color Sample
Shakespeare Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #4eabd1

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Shakespeare Color. The Quiet Night color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Scooter (#2ebfd4) for more energetic effect. Try Water Flow as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#d1744e is the best complementary color to Shakespeare. 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 #4eabd1 complementary color is Raw Sienna, 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 Shakespeare are #4ed1b5 and #4e69d1. Thus found on the left and right of #4eabd1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Puerto Rico and Indigo colors as they work well with Shakespeare.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Shakespeare palette consists of #d1b54e and #d14e69 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#d1744e). Try Turmeric and Cabaret colors in combination with #4eabd1, 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 #4eabd1 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 Shakespeare. Thus Conifer and Mulberry giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Shakespeare contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Raw Sienna, Amethyst, and Mantis split by 90° on the color wheel. #4eabd1 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. Shakespeare tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#d1744e) and two others. The Mulberry is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Emerald – 120° from the complementary Raw Sienna. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #d14eaa and #4ed173.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #4eabd1 is made of 17% red, 37% green and 46% blue. In a HSL mode Shakespeare has a hue angle of 197.4°, a saturation of 58.74% and a lightness of 56.27%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #4eabd1 is made of 51.37% cyan, 14.9% magenta, 0% yellow and 18.04% black ink.

HEX #4eabd1
RGB Decimal rgb(78,171,209)
RGB Percentage 17%, 37%, 46%
CMYK 51.37, 14.9, 0, 18.04
HSL hsl(197.4,58.74%,56.27%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(197.4,62.68%,81.96%)
CIE-LAB lab(66.0195,-16.1014,-27.5101)
XYZ xyz(29.2134,35.349,65.6049)