Pirate Silver Color


Pirate Silver 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 #7e7677
Complementary Color #898081
Color Shade: warm cyan (172.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.16% (better contrasting with white)
Pirate Silver Color Sample
Pirate Silver Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #818988

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Pirate Silver Color. The Pool Tide color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Meek Moss Green (#869f98) for more energetic effect. Try Granny Smith as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#898081 is the best complementary color to Pirate Silver. 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 #818988 complementary color is Hurricane, 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 Gunsmoke are #808983 and #808589. Thus found on the left and right of #818988 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Xanadu and Oslo Gray colors as they work well with Pirate Silver.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Pirate Silver palette consists of #898380 and #898085 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#898081). Try Schooner and Suva Gray colors in combination with #818988, 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 #818988 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 Pirate Silver. Thus Natural Gray and Mamba giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Pirate Silver contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Hurricane, Jumbo, and Bitter split by 90° on the color wheel. #818988 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. Pirate Silver tetradic combo consists of cool red complementary color (#898081) and two others. The Mamba is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Stack – 120° from the complementary Hurricane. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #888089 and #818980.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #818988 is made of 32% red, 34% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Pirate Silver has a hue angle of 172.5°, a saturation of 3.28% and a lightness of 52.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #818988 is made of 3.14% cyan, 0% magenta, 0.4% yellow and 46.27% black ink.

HEX #818988
RGB Decimal rgb(129,137,136)
RGB Percentage 32%, 34%, 34%
CMYK 3.14, 0, 0.4, 46.27
HSL hsl(172.5,3.28%,52.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(172.5,5.84%,53.73%)
CIE-LAB lab(56.4227,-3.1253,-0.4838)
XYZ xyz(22.4429,24.336,26.807)