Waterloo Color


Waterloo is pale, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm yellow, cool green or cool red

Inverse Color #84836b
Complementary Color #94937a
Color Shade: cool blue (237.6° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 53.14% (better contrasting with white)
Waterloo Color Sample
Waterloo Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7b7c94

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Waterloo Color. The Eggplant Ash color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Champion Blue (#606788) for more energetic effect. Try Warpfiend Grey as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#94937a is the best complementary color to Waterloo. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #7b7c94 complementary color is Gurkha, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Waterloo are #7a8894 and #867a94. Thus found on the left and right of #7b7c94 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Slate Gray and Mobster colors as they work well with Waterloo.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Waterloo palette consists of #88947a and #94867a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#94937a). Try Battleship Gray and Squirrel colors in combination with #7b7c94, 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 #7b7c94 offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Waterloo. Thus Laurel and Bazaar giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Waterloo contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Gurkha, Mountbatten Pink, and Spanish Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #7b7c94 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, warm yellow and cool 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. Waterloo tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#94937a) and two others. The Bazaar is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Juniper – 120° from the complementary Gurkha. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #947a7b and #7a9493.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7b7c94 is made of 31% red, 31% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode Waterloo has a hue angle of 237.6°, a saturation of 10.46% and a lightness of 53.14%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7b7c94 is made of 9.8% cyan, 9.41% magenta, 0% yellow and 41.96% black ink.

HEX #7b7c94
RGB Decimal rgb(123,124,148)
RGB Percentage 31%, 31%, 37%
CMYK 9.8, 9.41, 0, 41.96
HSL hsl(237.6,10.46%,53.14%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(237.6,16.89%,58.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(52.6906,4.8479,-13.0448)
XYZ xyz(20.7213,20.7644,30.9328)