Salt Box Color


Salt Box is pale, cool-toned shade of violet. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with yellow green, mid cyan or orange

Inverse Color #97a191
Complementary Color #646e5e
Color Shade: violet (277.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 40% (better contrasting with white)
Salt Box Color Sample
Salt Box Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #685e6e

If you're looking for a similar violet shade, there are some better alternatives to Salt Box Color. The Parma Violet color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm blue bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Purple People Eater (#5b4763) for more energetic effect. Try Dark Grey Mauve as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#646e5e is the best complementary color to Salt Box. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #685e6e complementary color is Willow Grove, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid blue, violet, and mid magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Salt Box are #605e6e and #6e5e6c. Thus found on the left and right of #685e6e on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mid Gray and Old Lavender colors as they work well with Salt Box.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Salt Box palette consists of #5e6e60 and #6c6e5e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#646e5e). Try Finlandia and Kokoda colors in combination with #685e6e, 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 #685e6e offers a combination of green cyan and orange shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Salt Box. Thus Corduroy and Flint giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Salt Box contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Willow Grove, Dorado, and Nevada split by 90° on the color wheel. #685e6e square combo is a palette of violet, mid red, yellow green and mid cyan 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. Salt Box tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#646e5e) and two others. The Flint is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shuttle Gray – 120° from the complementary Willow Grove. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6e685e and #5e646e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #685e6e is made of 34% red, 31% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Salt Box has a hue angle of 277.5°, a saturation of 7.84% and a lightness of 40%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #685e6e is made of 2.36% cyan, 6.28% magenta, 0% yellow and 56.86% black ink.

HEX #685e6e
RGB Decimal rgb(104,94,110)
RGB Percentage 34%, 31%, 36%
CMYK 2.36, 6.28, 0, 56.86
HSL hsl(277.5,7.84%,40%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(277.5,14.55%,43.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.3339,7.3173,-7.6087)
XYZ xyz(12.5261,12.0743,16.4222)