Downy Color

#6fd0c5

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

Inverse Color #902f3a
Complementary Color #cf6f79
Color Shade: warm cyan (173.2° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 62.55% (better contrasting with white)
Downy Color Sample
Downy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #6fd0c5

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Downy Color. The Fling Green color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Disc Jockey (#47c6ac) for more energetic effect. Try Biscay Green as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#cf6f79 is the best complementary color to Downy. Cool red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #6fd0c5 complementary color is Contessa, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool green, warm cyan, and cool cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Downy are #6fcf94 and #6faacf. Thus found on the left and right of #6fd0c5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching De York and Danube colors as they work well with Downy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Downy palette consists of #cf946f and #cf6faa colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cf6f79). Try Whiskey and Hopbush colors in combination with #6fd0c5, 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 #6fd0c5 offers a combination of warm yellow and cool magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Downy. Thus Laser and Lavender giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Downy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Contessa, Lilac Bush, and Wild Willow split by 90° on the color wheel. #6fd0c5 square combo is a palette of warm cyan, warm blue, cool red and cool yellow 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. Downy tetradic combo consists of cool red complementary color (#cf6f79) and two others. The Lavender is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mantis – 120° from the complementary Contessa. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c46fcf and #79cf6f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #6fd0c5 is made of 22% red, 40% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Downy has a hue angle of 173.2°, a saturation of 50.79% and a lightness of 62.55%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #6fd0c5 is made of 38.04% cyan, 0% magenta, 4.32% yellow and 18.43% black ink.

HEX #6fd0c5
RGB Decimal rgb(111,208,197)
RGB Percentage 22%, 40%, 38%
CMYK 38.04, 0, 4.32, 18.43
HSL hsl(173.2,50.79%,62.55%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(173.2,46.63%,81.57%)
CIE-LAB lab(77.5922,-31.2685,-3.4145)
XYZ xyz(39.1895,52.5225,60.8957)
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