Comet Color


Comet is pale, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm yellow, cool green or cool red

Inverse Color #a3a28a
Complementary Color #75745b
Color Shade: cool blue (237.6° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 40.98% (better contrasting with white)
Comet Color Sample
Comet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5c5d75

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Comet Color. The Quiet Shade color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Dark Horizon (#666699) for more energetic effect. Try Storm Grey as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#75745b is the best complementary color to Comet. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5c5d75 complementary color is Crocodile, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Comet are #5b6975 and #675b75. Thus found on the left and right of #5c5d75 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shuttle Gray and Smoky colors as they work well with Comet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Comet palette consists of #69755b and #75675b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#75745b). Try Willow Grove and Sandstone colors in combination with #5c5d75, 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 #5c5d75 offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Comet. Thus Cactus and Russett giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Comet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Crocodile, Falcon, and Corduroy split by 90° on the color wheel. #5c5d75 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, warm yellow and cool 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. Comet tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#75745b) and two others. The Russett is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cutty Sark – 120° from the complementary Crocodile. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #755b5c and #5b7574.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5c5d75 is made of 30% red, 31% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Comet has a hue angle of 237.6°, a saturation of 11.96% and a lightness of 40.98%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5c5d75 is made of 9.8% cyan, 9.41% magenta, 0% yellow and 54.12% black ink.

HEX #5c5d75
RGB Decimal rgb(92,93,117)
RGB Percentage 30%, 31%, 39%
CMYK 9.8, 9.41, 0, 54.12
HSL hsl(237.6,11.96%,40.98%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(237.6,21.37%,45.88%)
CIE-LAB lab(40.227,5.2199,-13.6692)
XYZ xyz(11.5389,11.3884,18.4196)