Kimberly Color


Kimberly is calm, cool-toned shade of mid blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid yellow, green cyan or mid red

Inverse Color #8c9360
Complementary Color #979f6c
Color Shade: mid blue (248.24° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.35% (better contrasting with white)
Kimberly Color Sample
Kimberly Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #736c9f

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Kimberly Color. The Mountain Iris color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Wool Violet (#5e5587) for more energetic effect. Try Fine Purple as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#979f6c is the best complementary color to Kimberly. Mid yellow shades generally complement the mid blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #736c9f complementary color is Gurkha, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, mid blue, and violet colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Kimberly are #6c7e9f and #8c6c9f. Thus found on the left and right of #736c9f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Lynch and Trendy Pink colors as they work well with Kimberly.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Kimberly palette consists of #7e9f6c and #9f8c6c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#979f6c). Try Asparagus and Donkey Brown colors in combination with #736c9f, 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 #736c9f offers a combination of mid green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Kimberly. Thus Amulet and Toast giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Kimberly contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Gurkha, Strikemaster, and Patina split by 90° on the color wheel. #736c9f square combo is a palette of mid blue, red magenta, mid yellow and green 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. Kimberly tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#979f6c) and two others. The Toast is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Gothic – 120° from the complementary Gurkha. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9f736c and #6c979f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #736c9f is made of 30% red, 28% green and 42% blue. In a HSL mode Kimberly has a hue angle of 248.24°, a saturation of 20.99% and a lightness of 52.35%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #736c9f is made of 17.25% cyan, 20% magenta, 0% yellow and 37.65% black ink.

HEX #736c9f
RGB Decimal rgb(115,108,159)
RGB Percentage 30%, 28%, 42%
CMYK 17.25, 20, 0, 37.65
HSL hsl(248.24,20.99%,52.35%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(248.24,32.08%,62.35%)
CIE-LAB lab(48.0998,14.4667,-26.5816)
XYZ xyz(18.6908,16.8732,35.0726)