Corduroy Color


Corduroy is pale, warm-toned shade of green cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with red magenta, mid yellow or violet

Inverse Color #9f9197
Complementary Color #6e6065
Color Shade: green cyan (154.29° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 40.39% (better contrasting with white)
Corduroy Color Sample
Corduroy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #606e68

If you're looking for a similar green cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Corduroy Color. The Armor color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool green bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Fuchsite Green (#5b7e70) for more energetic effect. Try Enchanted Eve as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6e6065 is the best complementary color to Corduroy. Red magenta shades generally complement the green cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #606e68 complementary color is Scorpion, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid green, green cyan, and mid cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Corduroy are #606e61 and #606d6e. Thus found on the left and right of #606e68 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Finlandia and Nevada colors as they work well with Corduroy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Corduroy palette consists of #6e6160 and #6e606d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6e6065). Try Scorpion and Old Lavender colors in combination with #606e68, 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 #606e68 offers a combination of orange and violet shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Corduroy. Thus Flint and Salt Box giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Corduroy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Scorpion, Mid Gray, and Kokoda split by 90° on the color wheel. #606e68 square combo is a palette of green cyan, mid blue, red magenta and mid yellow 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. Corduroy tetradic combo consists of red magenta complementary color (#6e6065) and two others. The Salt Box is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Willow Grove – 120° from the complementary Scorpion. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #68606e and #666e60.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #606e68 is made of 31% red, 35% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Corduroy has a hue angle of 154.29°, a saturation of 6.8% and a lightness of 40.39%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #606e68 is made of 5.49% cyan, 0% magenta, 2.36% yellow and 56.86% black ink.

HEX #606e68
RGB Decimal rgb(96,110,104)
RGB Percentage 31%, 35%, 34%
CMYK 5.49, 0, 2.36, 56.86
HSL hsl(154.29,6.8%,40.39%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(154.29,12.73%,43.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(45.1345,-6.5679,1.5574)
XYZ xyz(12.8985,14.6381,15.2423)