Aftercare Color


Aftercare 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 #7a3f32
Complementary Color #cd9285
Color Shade: mid cyan (190.83° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 66.27% (better contrasting with white)
Aftercare Color Sample
Aftercare Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #85c0cd

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Aftercare Color. The Jetstream color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Estuary Blue (#70a5b7) for more calm effect. Try Air Blue as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#cd9285 is the best complementary color to Aftercare. 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 #85c0cd complementary color is My Pink, 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 Half Baked are #85cdb6 and #859bcd. Thus found on the left and right of #85c0cd on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Monte Carlo and Polo Blue colors as they work well with Aftercare.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Aftercare palette consists of #cdb685 and #cd859b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cd9285). Try Tan and Puce colors in combination with #85c0cd, 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 #85c0cd 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 Aftercare. Thus Pine Glade and Viola giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Aftercare contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary My Pink, East Side, and De York split by 90° on the color wheel. #85c0cd 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. Aftercare tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#cd9285) and two others. The Viola is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and De York – 120° from the complementary My Pink. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cd85bf and #85cd92.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #85c0cd is made of 25% red, 36% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Aftercare has a hue angle of 190.83°, a saturation of 41.86% and a lightness of 66.27%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #85c0cd is made of 28.23% cyan, 5.1% magenta, 0% yellow and 19.61% black ink.

HEX #85c0cd
RGB Decimal rgb(133,192,205)
RGB Percentage 25%, 36%, 39%
CMYK 28.23, 5.1, 0, 19.61
HSL hsl(190.83,41.86%,66.27%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(190.83,35.12%,80.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(74.2496,-15.7482,-12.595)
XYZ xyz(39.5419,47.0936,64.7635)