Neptune Color


Neptune 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 #834844
Complementary Color #bb7f7b
Color Shade: mid cyan (183.81° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 60.98% (better contrasting with white)
Neptune Color Sample
Neptune Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #7cb7bb

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Neptune Color. The Emerald Wave color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Clear Vista (#a3bec4) for more calm effect. Try Rusty Tap as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#bb7f7b is the best complementary color to Neptune. 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 #7cb7bb complementary color is Old Rose, 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 Neptune are #7bbb9f and #7b97bb. Thus found on the left and right of #7cb7bb on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Acapulco and Ship Cove colors as they work well with Neptune.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Neptune palette consists of #bb9f7b and #bb7b97 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#bb7f7b). Try Mongoose and Turkish Rose colors in combination with #7cb7bb, 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 #7cb7bb 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 Neptune. Thus Gimblet and Bouquet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Neptune contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Old Rose, Purple Mountain's Majesty, and Olivine split by 90° on the color wheel. #7cb7bb 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. Neptune tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#bb7f7b) and two others. The Bouquet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and De York – 120° from the complementary Old Rose. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #bb7bb7 and #7bbb7f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #7cb7bb is made of 25% red, 37% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Neptune has a hue angle of 183.81°, a saturation of 31.66% and a lightness of 60.98%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #7cb7bb is made of 24.7% cyan, 1.57% magenta, 0% yellow and 26.67% black ink.

HEX #7cb7bb
RGB Decimal rgb(124,183,187)
RGB Percentage 25%, 37%, 38%
CMYK 24.7, 1.57, 0, 26.67
HSL hsl(183.81,31.66%,60.98%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(183.81,33.69%,73.33%)
CIE-LAB lab(70.6912,-17.9854,-8.1226)
XYZ xyz(34.2153,41.7399,53.267)