Blue Smoke Color


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

Inverse Color #8b777e
Complementary Color #88747b
Color Shade: green cyan (159° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 49.41% (better contrasting with white)
Blue Smoke Color Sample
Blue Smoke Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #748881

If you're looking for a similar green cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Blue Smoke Color. The Rocky River color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool green bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Stairway to Heaven (#67716e) for more calm effect. Try Poppy Leaf as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#88747b is the best complementary color to Blue Smoke. Red magenta shades generally complement the green cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #748881 complementary color is Empress, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid green, green cyan, and mid cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Blue Smoke are #748877 and #748488. Thus found on the left and right of #748881 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Xanadu and Rolling Stone colors as they work well with Blue Smoke.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Blue Smoke palette consists of #887774 and #887485 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#88747b). Try Americano and Monsoon colors in combination with #748881, 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 #748881 offers a combination of orange and violet shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Blue Smoke. Thus Olive Haze and Mobster giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Blue Smoke contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Empress, Topaz, and Bitter split by 90° on the color wheel. #748881 square combo is a palette of green cyan, mid blue, red magenta and mid 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. Blue Smoke tetradic combo consists of red magenta complementary color (#88747b) and two others. The Mobster is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Camouflage Green – 120° from the complementary Empress. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #817488 and #7b8874.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #748881 is made of 30% red, 36% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Blue Smoke has a hue angle of 159°, a saturation of 7.94% and a lightness of 49.41%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #748881 is made of 7.84% cyan, 0% magenta, 2.74% yellow and 46.67% black ink.

HEX #748881
RGB Decimal rgb(116,136,129)
RGB Percentage 30%, 36%, 34%
CMYK 7.84, 0, 2.74, 46.67
HSL hsl(159,7.94%,49.41%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(159,14.71%,53.33%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.9757,-8.688,1.3282)
XYZ xyz(19.9691,22.9063,24.1378)