Hemlock Color


Hemlock is pale, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #a1a2c4
Complementary Color #3b3c5e
Color Shade: warm yellow (58.29° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 30% (better contrasting with white)
Hemlock Color Sample
Hemlock Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5e5d3b

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Hemlock Color. The Secret Meadow color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Steel Legion Drab (#7a744d) for more calm effect. Try Fern Shade as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#3b3c5e is the best complementary color to Hemlock. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5e5d3b complementary color is Martinique, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Hemlock are #5e4b3b and #4d5e3b. Thus found on the left and right of #5e5d3b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Kabul and Tom Thumb colors as they work well with Hemlock.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Hemlock palette consists of #4b3b5e and #3b4d5e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#3b3c5e). Try Mulled Wine and Oxford Blue colors in combination with #5e5d3b, 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 #5e5d3b offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Hemlock. Thus Voodoo and Mineral Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Hemlock contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Martinique, Mineral Green, and Eggplant split by 90° on the color wheel. #5e5d3b square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm magenta 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. Hemlock tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#3b3c5e) and two others. The Mineral Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Congo Brown – 120° from the complementary Martinique. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #3b5e5d and #5e3b3b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5e5d3b is made of 38% red, 38% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Hemlock has a hue angle of 58.29°, a saturation of 22.88% and a lightness of 30%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5e5d3b is made of 0% cyan, 0.39% magenta, 13.72% yellow and 63.14% black ink.

HEX #5e5d3b
RGB Decimal rgb(94,93,59)
RGB Percentage 38%, 38%, 24%
CMYK 0, 0.39, 13.72, 63.14
HSL hsl(58.29,22.88%,30%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(58.29,37.23%,36.86%)
CIE-LAB lab(38.7672,-5.5003,19.7061)
XYZ xyz(9.3199,10.5242,5.6778)