British Shorthair Color


British Shorthair 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 #a0998d
Complementary Color #716a5f
Color Shade: blue cyan (217.89° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 40.98% (better contrasting with white)
British Shorthair Color Sample
British Shorthair Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5f6672

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to British Shorthair Color. The Asphalt Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called River Bed (#434c59) for more energetic effect. Try Elegant Navy as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#716a5f is the best complementary color to British Shorthair. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5f6672 complementary color is Flint, 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 Shuttle Gray are #5f6f71 and #615f71. Thus found on the left and right of #5f6672 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Nevada and Mid Gray colors as they work well with British Shorthair.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary British Shorthair palette consists of #6f715f and #71615f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#716a5f). Try Kokoda and Dorado colors in combination with #5f6672, 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 #5f6672 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 British Shorthair. Thus Willow Grove and Scorpion giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of British Shorthair contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Flint, Old Lavender, and Finlandia split by 90° on the color wheel. #5f6672 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. British Shorthair tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#716a5f) and two others. The Scorpion is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Corduroy – 120° from the complementary Flint. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #715f65 and #5f716a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5f6672 is made of 31% red, 33% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode British Shorthair has a hue angle of 217.89°, a saturation of 9.09% and a lightness of 40.98%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5f6672 is made of 7.46% cyan, 4.71% magenta, 0% yellow and 55.29% black ink.

HEX #5f6672
RGB Decimal rgb(95,102,114)
RGB Percentage 31%, 33%, 37%
CMYK 7.46, 4.71, 0, 55.29
HSL hsl(217.89,9.09%,40.98%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(217.89,16.67%,44.71%)
CIE-LAB lab(42.9892,0.0593,-7.6496)
XYZ xyz(12.5079,13.1505,17.7987)