Moonshade Color


Moonshade 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 #a59163
Complementary Color #9c885a
Color Shade: blue cyan (221.82° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 48.24% (better contrasting with white)
Moonshade Color Sample
Moonshade Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5a6e9c

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Moonshade Color. The Blue Jewel color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Cowgirl Blue (#6a87ab) for more energetic effect. Try Enchanting Sky as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9c885a is the best complementary color to Moonshade. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5a6e9c complementary color is Barley Corn, 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 Waikawa Gray are #5a8e9c and #675a9c. Thus found on the left and right of #5a6e9c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Horizon and Scampi colors as they work well with Moonshade.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Moonshade palette consists of #8e9c5a and #9c675a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9c885a). Try Asparagus and Au Chico colors in combination with #5a6e9c, 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 #5a6e9c 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 Moonshade. Thus Asparagus and Au Chico giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Moonshade contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Barley Corn, Strikemaster, and Aqua Forest split by 90° on the color wheel. #5a6e9c 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. Moonshade tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#9c885a) and two others. The Au Chico is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Patina – 120° from the complementary Barley Corn. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9c5a6d and #5a9c88.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5a6e9c is made of 25% red, 31% green and 44% blue. In a HSL mode Moonshade has a hue angle of 221.82°, a saturation of 26.83% and a lightness of 48.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5a6e9c is made of 25.89% cyan, 18.04% magenta, 0% yellow and 38.82% black ink.

HEX #5a6e9c
RGB Decimal rgb(90,110,156)
RGB Percentage 25%, 31%, 44%
CMYK 25.89, 18.04, 0, 38.82
HSL hsl(221.82,26.83%,48.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(221.82,42.31%,61.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(46.6127,4.9999,-27.2736)
XYZ xyz(15.7931,15.7258,33.6555)