Horizon Color


Horizon 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 #a5785f
Complementary Color #a07359
Color Shade: cool cyan (201.43° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 49.02% (better contrasting with white)
Horizon Color Sample
Horizon Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5a87a0

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Horizon Color. The Layers of Ocean 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 Sailor's Bay (#496f8e) for more energetic effect. Try Happy Days as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a07359 is the best complementary color to Horizon. 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 #5a87a0 complementary color is Leather, 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 Horizon are #59a096 and #5963a0. Thus found on the left and right of #5a87a0 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Breaker Bay and Waikawa Gray colors as they work well with Horizon.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Horizon palette consists of #a09659 and #a05963 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a07359). Try Barley Corn and Au Chico colors in combination with #5a87a0, 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 #5a87a0 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 Horizon. Thus Asparagus and Strikemaster giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Horizon contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Leather, Trendy Pink, and Asparagus split by 90° on the color wheel. #5a87a0 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. Horizon tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#a07359) and two others. The Strikemaster is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Aqua Forest – 120° from the complementary Leather. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a05987 and #59a073.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5a87a0 is made of 23% red, 35% green and 42% blue. In a HSL mode Horizon has a hue angle of 201.43°, a saturation of 28% and a lightness of 49.02%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5a87a0 is made of 27.46% cyan, 9.81% magenta, 0% yellow and 37.25% black ink.

HEX #5a87a0
RGB Decimal rgb(90,135,160)
RGB Percentage 23%, 35%, 42%
CMYK 27.46, 9.81, 0, 37.25
HSL hsl(201.43,28%,49.02%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(201.43,43.75%,62.75%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.0691,-8.5158,-18.123)
XYZ xyz(19.2256,22.0397,36.4985)