Granny Smith Color


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

Inverse Color #7b5f5f
Complementary Color #9f8484
Color Shade: warm cyan (180° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 57.25% (better contrasting with white)
Granny Smith Color Sample
Granny Smith Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #84a0a0

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Granny Smith Color. The Castlegate color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Moon Tide (#6f8588) for more calm effect. Try Nature Retreat as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9f8484 is the best complementary color to Granny Smith. Mid red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #84a0a0 complementary color is Pharlap, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, warm cyan, and cool cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Granny Smith are #849f92 and #84929f. Thus found on the left and right of #84a0a0 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mantle and Regent Gray colors as they work well with Granny Smith.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Granny Smith palette consists of #9f9284 and #9f8492 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9f8484). Try Pale Oyster and Mountbatten Pink colors in combination with #84a0a0, 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 #84a0a0 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 Granny Smith. Thus Sage and Mountbatten Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Granny Smith contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pharlap, Mamba, and Sage split by 90° on the color wheel. #84a0a0 square combo is a palette of warm cyan, violet, mid 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. Granny Smith tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#9f8484) and two others. The Mountbatten Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Spanish Green – 120° from the complementary Pharlap. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9f849f and #849f84.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #84a0a0 is made of 29% red, 35% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Granny Smith has a hue angle of 180°, a saturation of 12.84% and a lightness of 57.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #84a0a0 is made of 10.99% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow and 37.25% black ink.

HEX #84a0a0
RGB Decimal rgb(132,160,160)
RGB Percentage 29%, 35%, 35%
CMYK 10.99, 0, 0, 37.25
HSL hsl(180,12.84%,57.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(180,17.5%,62.75%)
CIE-LAB lab(63.8236,-9.6737,-3.2447)
XYZ xyz(28.4317,32.5852,38.0488)