Lynch Color


Lynch 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 #968165
Complementary Color #9a8468
Color Shade: blue cyan (214.29° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 50.78% (better contrasting with white)
Lynch Color Sample
Lynch Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #697e9a

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Lynch Color. The Press Agent color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Storm Petrel (#7f95a5) for more calm effect. Try Coastal Vista as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9a8468 is the best complementary color to Lynch. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #697e9a complementary color is Arrowtown, 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 Lynch are #68969a and #6c689a. Thus found on the left and right of #697e9a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Gothic and Kimberly colors as they work well with Lynch.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Lynch palette consists of #969a68 and #9a6c68 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9a8468). Try Avocado and Copper Rose colors in combination with #697e9a, 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 #697e9a 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 Lynch. Thus Highland and Strikemaster giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Lynch contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Arrowtown, Strikemaster, and Highland split by 90° on the color wheel. #697e9a 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. Lynch tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#9a8468) and two others. The Strikemaster is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Patina – 120° from the complementary Arrowtown. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9a687d and #689a84.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #697e9a is made of 27% red, 33% green and 40% blue. In a HSL mode Lynch has a hue angle of 214.29°, a saturation of 19.52% and a lightness of 50.78%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #697e9a is made of 19.21% cyan, 10.98% magenta, 0% yellow and 39.61% black ink.

HEX #697e9a
RGB Decimal rgb(105,126,154)
RGB Percentage 27%, 33%, 40%
CMYK 19.21, 10.98, 0, 39.61
HSL hsl(214.29,19.52%,50.78%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(214.29,31.82%,60.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(52.1277,-0.6899,-17.5219)
XYZ xyz(19.1193,20.2581,33.4744)