Apollo Bay Color


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

Inverse Color #8b7968
Complementary Color #978574
Color Shade: cool cyan (209.14° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.35% (better contrasting with white)
Apollo Bay Color Sample
Apollo Bay Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #748697

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Apollo Bay Color. The Dustblu color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Hong Kong Skyline (#676e7a) for more calm effect. Try Dark Room as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#978574 is the best complementary color to Apollo Bay. 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 #748697 complementary color is Arrowtown, 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 #749796 and #747497. Thus found on the left and right of #748697 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Juniper and Waterloo colors as they work well with Apollo Bay.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Apollo Bay palette consists of #979674 and #977474 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#978574). Try Gurkha and Bazaar colors in combination with #748697, 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 #748697 offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Apollo Bay. Thus Battleship Gray and Mountbatten Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Apollo Bay contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Arrowtown, Trendy Pink, and Laurel split by 90° on the color wheel. #748697 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. Apollo Bay tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#978574) and two others. The Mountbatten Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Oxley – 120° from the complementary Arrowtown. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #977485 and #749785.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #748697 is made of 29% red, 33% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Apollo Bay has a hue angle of 209.14°, a saturation of 14.4% and a lightness of 52.35%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #748697 is made of 13.73% cyan, 6.67% magenta, 0% yellow and 40.78% black ink.

HEX #748697
RGB Decimal rgb(116,134,151)
RGB Percentage 29%, 33%, 38%
CMYK 13.73, 6.67, 0, 40.78
HSL hsl(209.14,14.4%,52.35%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(209.14,23.18%,59.22%)
CIE-LAB lab(55.0698,-2.5675,-11.2552)
XYZ xyz(21.3135,22.9976,32.5938)