Portsmouth Color


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

Inverse Color #897b7d
Complementary Color #847678
Color Shade: warm cyan (171.43° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 49.02% (better contrasting with white)
Portsmouth Color Sample
Portsmouth Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #768482

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Portsmouth Color. The Sagebrush Green color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Sedona Sage (#686d6c) for more calm effect. Try Avalon as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#847678 is the best complementary color to Portsmouth. Cool red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #768482 complementary color is Empress, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool green, warm cyan, and cool cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Sirocco are #76847a and #767f84. Thus found on the left and right of #768482 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Xanadu and Rolling Stone colors as they work well with Portsmouth.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Portsmouth palette consists of #847a76 and #84767f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#847678). Try Hurricane and Empress colors in combination with #768482, 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 #768482 offers a combination of warm yellow and cool magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Portsmouth. Thus Bandicoot and Mobster giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Portsmouth contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Empress, Topaz, and Bitter split by 90° on the color wheel. #768482 square combo is a palette of warm cyan, warm blue, cool red and cool 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. Portsmouth tetradic combo consists of cool red complementary color (#847678) and two others. The Mobster is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Xanadu – 120° from the complementary Empress. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #827684 and #788476.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #768482 is made of 31% red, 35% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Portsmouth has a hue angle of 171.43°, a saturation of 5.6% and a lightness of 49.02%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #768482 is made of 5.49% cyan, 0% magenta, 0.78% yellow and 48.24% black ink.

HEX #768482
RGB Decimal rgb(118,132,130)
RGB Percentage 31%, 35%, 34%
CMYK 5.49, 0, 0.78, 48.24
HSL hsl(171.43,5.6%,49.02%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(171.43,10.61%,51.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(53.9907,-5.5245,-0.6705)
XYZ xyz(19.7517,21.9658,24.3179)