Gothic Color


Gothic is pale, cool-toned shade of cool cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm red, warm green or warm magenta

Inverse Color #926d5e
Complementary Color #a17b6d
Color Shade: cool cyan (197.31° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.94% (better contrasting with white)
Gothic Color Sample
Gothic Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #6d92a1

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Gothic Color. The Nightly Blade color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Titanium Blue (#5b798e) for more energetic effect. Try Provincial Blue as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a17b6d is the best complementary color to Gothic. Warm red shades generally complement the cool cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #6d92a1 complementary color is Toast, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, cool cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Gothic are #6da195 and #6d78a1. Thus found on the left and right of #6d92a1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Patina and Lynch colors as they work well with Gothic.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Gothic palette consists of #a1956d and #a16d78 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a17b6d). Try Donkey Brown and Coral Tree colors in combination with #6d92a1, 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 #6d92a1 offers a combination of cool yellow and warm magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Gothic. Thus Green Smoke and Strikemaster giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Gothic contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Toast, Trendy Pink, and Highland split by 90° on the color wheel. #6d92a1 square combo is a palette of cool cyan, cool magenta, warm red and warm 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. Gothic tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#a17b6d) and two others. The Strikemaster is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Oxley – 120° from the complementary Toast. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a16d92 and #6da17c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #6d92a1 is made of 26% red, 35% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Gothic has a hue angle of 197.31°, a saturation of 21.67% and a lightness of 52.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #6d92a1 is made of 20.39% cyan, 5.89% magenta, 0% yellow and 36.86% black ink.

HEX #6d92a1
RGB Decimal rgb(109,146,161)
RGB Percentage 26%, 35%, 39%
CMYK 20.39, 5.89, 0, 36.86
HSL hsl(197.31,21.67%,52.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(197.31,32.3%,63.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(58.3981,-9.0196,-12.0397)
XYZ xyz(23.0186,26.3822,37.5973)