Flax Smoke Color


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

Inverse Color #847d9a
Complementary Color #6b6482
Color Shade: mid yellow (74.48° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 45.29% (better contrasting with white)
Flax Smoke Color Sample
Flax Smoke Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7b8265

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Flax Smoke Color. The Alamosa Green color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Exotic Palm (#909969) for more energetic effect. Try Siam as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6b6482 is the best complementary color to Flax Smoke. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #7b8265 complementary color is Dolphin, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Flax Smoke are #827a64 and #6c8264. Thus found on the left and right of #7b8265 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Makara and Glade Green colors as they work well with Flax Smoke.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Flax Smoke palette consists of #7a6482 and #646c82 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6b6482). Try Rum and Pale Sky colors in combination with #7b8265, 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 #7b8265 offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Flax Smoke. Thus Falcon and Pale Sky giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Flax Smoke contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Dolphin, Viridian Green, and Falcon split by 90° on the color wheel. #7b8265 square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and red magenta 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. Flax Smoke tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#6b6482) and two others. The Pale Sky is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Sand Dune – 120° from the complementary Dolphin. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #647a82 and #826b64.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7b8265 is made of 35% red, 37% green and 29% blue. In a HSL mode Flax Smoke has a hue angle of 74.48°, a saturation of 12.55% and a lightness of 45.29%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7b8265 is made of 2.74% cyan, 0% magenta, 11.37% yellow and 49.02% black ink.

HEX #7b8265
RGB Decimal rgb(123,130,101)
RGB Percentage 35%, 37%, 29%
CMYK 2.74, 0, 11.37, 49.02
HSL hsl(74.48,12.55%,45.29%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(74.48,22.31%,50.98%)
CIE-LAB lab(53.076,-7.9753,14.8643)
XYZ xyz(18.5,21.1158,15.4126)