Grisaille Color


Grisaille is pale, 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 #a7a190
Complementary Color #6f6958
Color Shade: blue cyan (224.35° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 39.02% (better contrasting with white)
Grisaille Color Sample
Grisaille Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #585e6f

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Grisaille Color. The Ice Blue Grey color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Raven (#6f747b) for more calm effect. Try Night Club as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6f6958 is the best complementary color to Grisaille. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #585e6f complementary color is Peat, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Shuttle Gray are #58696f and #5d586f. Thus found on the left and right of #585e6f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Nevada and Smoky colors as they work well with Grisaille.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Grisaille palette consists of #696f58 and #6f5d58 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6f6958). Try Siam and Dorado colors in combination with #585e6f, 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 #585e6f offers a combination of warm green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Grisaille. Thus Cactus and Zambezi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Grisaille contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Peat, Falcon, and Finlandia split by 90° on the color wheel. #585e6f square combo is a palette of blue cyan, warm 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. Grisaille tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#6f6958) and two others. The Zambezi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Corduroy – 120° from the complementary Peat. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6f585e and #586f69.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #585e6f is made of 30% red, 32% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Grisaille has a hue angle of 224.35°, a saturation of 11.56% and a lightness of 39.02%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #585e6f is made of 9.02% cyan, 6.67% magenta, 0% yellow and 56.47% black ink.

HEX #585e6f
RGB Decimal rgb(88,94,111)
RGB Percentage 30%, 32%, 38%
CMYK 9.02, 6.67, 0, 56.47
HSL hsl(224.35,11.56%,39.02%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(224.35,20.72%,43.53%)
CIE-LAB lab(39.9615,1.6816,-10.4258)
XYZ xyz(10.8964,11.2278,16.6318)