Avocado Color


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

Inverse Color #77729a
Complementary Color #69648d
Color Shade: mid yellow (67.5° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 47.45% (better contrasting with white)
Avocado Color Sample
Avocado Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #888d65

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Avocado Color. The Egyptian Nile color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Always Apple (#a0a667) for more energetic effect. Try Boardman as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#69648d is the best complementary color to Avocado. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #888d65 complementary color is Rum, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Avocado are #8d7e64 and #738d64. Thus found on the left and right of #888d65 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cement and Highland colors as they work well with Avocado.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Avocado palette consists of #7e648d and #64738d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#69648d). Try Rum and Lynch colors in combination with #888d65, 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 #888d65 offers a combination of mid magenta and mid cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Avocado. Thus Strikemaster and Juniper giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Avocado contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Rum, Viridian Green, and Falcon split by 90° on the color wheel. #888d65 square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and red magenta 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. Avocado tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#69648d) and two others. The Juniper is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Copper Rose – 120° from the complementary Rum. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #64888d and #8d6964.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #888d65 is made of 36% red, 37% green and 27% blue. In a HSL mode Avocado has a hue angle of 67.5°, a saturation of 16.53% and a lightness of 47.45%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #888d65 is made of 1.96% cyan, 0% magenta, 15.68% yellow and 44.71% black ink.

HEX #888d65
RGB Decimal rgb(136,141,101)
RGB Percentage 36%, 37%, 27%
CMYK 1.96, 0, 15.68, 44.71
HSL hsl(67.5,16.53%,47.45%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(67.5,28.37%,55.29%)
CIE-LAB lab(57.2926,-8.795,20.7836)
XYZ xyz(22.0272,25.2236,16.0196)