Gumbo Color


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

Inverse Color #835e59
Complementary Color #a6817b
Color Shade: mid cyan (187.14° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 56.86% (better contrasting with white)
Gumbo Color Sample
Gumbo Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7ca1a6

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Gumbo Color. The Shoreline color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Durban Sky (#5d8a9b) for more energetic effect. Try Thundercloud as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a6817b is the best complementary color to Gumbo. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #7ca1a6 complementary color is Pharlap, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Gumbo are #7ba696 and #7b8ba6. Thus found on the left and right of #7ca1a6 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Sea Nymph and Bermuda Gray colors as they work well with Gumbo.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Gumbo palette consists of #a6967b and #a67b8b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a6817b). Try Donkey Brown and Bouquet colors in combination with #7ca1a6, 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 #7ca1a6 offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Gumbo. Thus Sage and Bouquet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Gumbo contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pharlap, Lavender Purple, and Amulet split by 90° on the color wheel. #7ca1a6 square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow 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. Gumbo tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#a6817b) and two others. The Bouquet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Amulet – 120° from the complementary Pharlap. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a67ba0 and #7ba681.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7ca1a6 is made of 27% red, 36% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode Gumbo has a hue angle of 187.14°, a saturation of 19.09% and a lightness of 56.86%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7ca1a6 is made of 16.47% cyan, 1.96% magenta, 0% yellow and 34.9% black ink.

HEX #7ca1a6
RGB Decimal rgb(124,161,166)
RGB Percentage 27%, 36%, 37%
CMYK 16.47, 1.96, 0, 34.9
HSL hsl(187.14,19.09%,56.86%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(187.14,25.3%,65.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(63.7769,-11.4111,-6.7389)
XYZ xyz(27.94,32.528,40.8823)