Laurel Color


Laurel is pale, warm-toned shade of mid green. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid magenta, orange or mid blue

Inverse Color #8b6c87
Complementary Color #93738e
Color Shade: mid green (127.74° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 51.57% (better contrasting with white)
Laurel Color Sample
Laurel Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #749378

If you're looking for a similar mid green shade, there are some better alternatives to Laurel Color. The Heavenly Garden color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm green bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Malarca (#6e7d6e) for more calm effect. Try Brussels as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#93738e is the best complementary color to Laurel. Mid magenta shades generally complement the mid green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #749378 complementary color is Mountbatten Pink, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of yellow green, mid green, and green cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Laurel are #7f9373 and #739387. Thus found on the left and right of #749378 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Battleship Gray and Blue Smoke colors as they work well with Laurel.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Laurel palette consists of #93737f and #877393 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#93738e). Try Bazaar and Mobster colors in combination with #749378, 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 #749378 offers a combination of mid red and mid blue shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Laurel. Thus Hemp and Waterloo giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Laurel contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Mountbatten Pink, Slate Gray, and Stonewall split by 90° on the color wheel. #749378 square combo is a palette of mid green, blue cyan, mid magenta and orange 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. Laurel tetradic combo consists of mid magenta complementary color (#93738e) and two others. The Waterloo is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Bitter – 120° from the complementary Mountbatten Pink. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #777393 and #8e9373.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #749378 is made of 30% red, 38% green and 31% blue. In a HSL mode Laurel has a hue angle of 127.74°, a saturation of 12.55% and a lightness of 51.57%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #749378 is made of 12.16% cyan, 0% magenta, 10.59% yellow and 42.35% black ink.

HEX #749378
RGB Decimal rgb(116,147,120)
RGB Percentage 30%, 38%, 31%
CMYK 12.16, 0, 10.59, 42.35
HSL hsl(127.74,12.55%,51.57%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(127.74,21.09%,57.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(57.9767,-16.4676,10.7813)
XYZ xyz(21.0263,25.9365,21.6673)