Adirondack Blue Color


Adirondack Blue 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 #8b7a70
Complementary Color #8f7d73
Color Shade: cool cyan (202.22° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 50.78% (better contrasting with white)
Adirondack Blue Color Sample
Adirondack Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #74858f

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Adirondack Blue Color. The Rolling Sea 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 Superstition (#5b6e74) for more energetic effect. Try Blue Mirage as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#8f7d73 is the best complementary color to Adirondack Blue. 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 #74858f complementary color is Almond Frost, 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 Slate Gray are #738f8b and #73778f. Thus found on the left and right of #74858f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Juniper and Waterloo colors as they work well with Adirondack Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Adirondack Blue palette consists of #8f8b73 and #8f7377 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8f7d73). Try Granite Green and Opium colors in combination with #74858f, 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 #74858f 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 Adirondack Blue. Thus Battleship Gray and Mountbatten Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Adirondack Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Almond Frost, Mamba, and Laurel split by 90° on the color wheel. #74858f 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. Adirondack Blue tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#8f7d73) and two others. The Mountbatten Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Laurel – 120° from the complementary Almond Frost. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #8f7385 and #738f7d.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #74858f is made of 30% red, 34% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Adirondack Blue has a hue angle of 202.22°, a saturation of 10.76% and a lightness of 50.78%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #74858f is made of 10.59% cyan, 3.92% magenta, 0% yellow and 43.92% black ink.

HEX #74858f
RGB Decimal rgb(116,133,143)
RGB Percentage 30%, 34%, 36%
CMYK 10.59, 3.92, 0, 43.92
HSL hsl(202.22,10.76%,50.78%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(202.22,18.88%,56.08%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.5235,-3.8939,-7.4428)
XYZ xyz(20.5479,22.4712,29.241)