Betsy Color


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

Inverse Color #8c3626
Complementary Color #d98273
Color Shade: mid cyan (189.41° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 65.1% (better contrasting with white)
Betsy Color Sample
Betsy Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #73c9d9

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Betsy Color. The Epimetheus color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Crystal Seas (#5dafce) for more calm effect. Try Riviera Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#d98273 is the best complementary color to Betsy. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #73c9d9 complementary color is Burning Sand, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Viking are #73d9b6 and #7396d9. Thus found on the left and right of #73c9d9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Bermuda and Danube colors as they work well with Betsy.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Betsy palette consists of #d9b573 and #d97396 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#d98273). Try Harvest Gold and Charm colors in combination with #73c9d9, 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 #73c9d9 offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Betsy. Thus Yellow Green and Orchid giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Betsy contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Burning Sand, Lavender, and Feijoa split by 90° on the color wheel. #73c9d9 square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow 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. Betsy tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#d98273) and two others. The Orchid is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Pastel Green – 120° from the complementary Burning Sand. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #d973c9 and #73d983.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #73c9d9 is made of 22% red, 38% green and 41% blue. In a HSL mode Betsy has a hue angle of 189.41°, a saturation of 57.3% and a lightness of 65.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #73c9d9 is made of 40% cyan, 6.28% magenta, 0% yellow and 14.9% black ink.

HEX #73c9d9
RGB Decimal rgb(115,201,217)
RGB Percentage 22%, 38%, 41%
CMYK 40, 6.28, 0, 14.9
HSL hsl(189.41,57.3%,65.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(189.41,47%,85.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(76.3311,-21.788,-16.0499)
XYZ xyz(40.4813,50.4279,73.2456)