Hinterland Color


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

Inverse Color #9e93ae
Complementary Color #5c516c
Color Shade: cool yellow (84.44° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 37.06% (better contrasting with white)
Hinterland Color Sample
Hinterland Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #616c51

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Hinterland Color. The Pendula Garden color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Beetle (#55584c) for more calm effect. Try Ellis Mist as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#5c516c is the best complementary color to Hinterland. Warm blue shades generally complement the cool yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #616c51 complementary color is Smoky, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm yellow, cool yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Siam are #6c6951 and #536c51. Thus found on the left and right of #616c51 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Peat and Cactus colors as they work well with Hinterland.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Hinterland palette consists of #69516c and #51536c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5c516c). Try Salt Box and Comet colors in combination with #616c51, 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 #616c51 offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Hinterland. Thus Zambezi and Shuttle Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Hinterland contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Smoky, Cutty Sark, and Ferra split by 90° on the color wheel. #616c51 square combo is a palette of cool yellow, warm cyan, warm blue and cool red 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. Hinterland tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#5c516c) and two others. The Shuttle Gray is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Pine Cone – 120° from the complementary Smoky. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #51606c and #6c5c51.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #616c51 is made of 34% red, 38% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Hinterland has a hue angle of 84.44°, a saturation of 14.29% and a lightness of 37.06%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #616c51 is made of 4.31% cyan, 0% magenta, 10.59% yellow and 57.65% black ink.

HEX #616c51
RGB Decimal rgb(97,108,81)
RGB Percentage 34%, 38%, 28%
CMYK 4.31, 0, 10.59, 57.65
HSL hsl(84.44,14.29%,37.06%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(84.44,25%,42.35%)
CIE-LAB lab(44.0323,-9.4871,13.755)
XYZ xyz(11.7775,13.8606,9.8392)