Alligator Skin Color


Alligator Skin 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 #9b9fb7
Complementary Color #484c64
Color Shade: warm yellow (51.43° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 33.73% (better contrasting with white)
Alligator Skin Color Sample
Alligator Skin Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #646048

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Alligator Skin Color. The Cabbage Green color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Fern Shade (#797447) for more energetic effect. Try Pesto Green as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#484c64 is the best complementary color to Alligator Skin. 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 #646048 complementary color is River Bed, 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 Finch are #645248 and #596448. Thus found on the left and right of #646048 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Kabul and Finch colors as they work well with Alligator Skin.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Alligator Skin palette consists of #524864 and #485964 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#484c64). Try Mulled Wine and River Bed colors in combination with #646048, 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 #646048 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 Alligator Skin. Thus Mulled Wine and Mineral Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Alligator Skin contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary River Bed, Nandor, and Eggplant split by 90° on the color wheel. #646048 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. Alligator Skin tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#484c64) and two others. The Mineral Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Ferra – 120° from the complementary River Bed. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #486460 and #64484b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #646048 is made of 37% red, 36% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Alligator Skin has a hue angle of 51.43°, a saturation of 16.28% and a lightness of 33.73%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #646048 is made of 0% cyan, 1.57% magenta, 10.98% yellow and 60.78% black ink.

HEX #646048
RGB Decimal rgb(100,96,72)
RGB Percentage 37%, 36%, 27%
CMYK 0, 1.57, 10.98, 60.78
HSL hsl(51.43,16.28%,33.73%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(51.43,28%,39.22%)
CIE-LAB lab(40.4803,-2.7161,14.3174)
XYZ xyz(10.6081,11.5429,7.7998)