Aqua Grey Color


Aqua Grey 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 #77605a
Complementary Color #a58d88
Color Shade: mid cyan (192.41° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 59.02% (better contrasting with white)
Aqua Grey Color Sample
Aqua Grey Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #889fa5

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Aqua Grey Color. The Adirondack Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Dusty Turquoise (#649b9e) for more energetic effect. Try Garrison Grey as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a58d88 is the best complementary color to Aqua Grey. 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 #889fa5 complementary color is Pharlap, 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 Granny Smith are #88a59c and #8890a5. Thus found on the left and right of #889fa5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cascade and Manatee colors as they work well with Aqua Grey.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Aqua Grey palette consists of #a59c88 and #a58890 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a58d88). Try Tallow and Dusty Gray colors in combination with #889fa5, 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 #889fa5 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 Aqua Grey. Thus Sage and Bouquet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Aqua Grey contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pharlap, Amethyst Smoke, and Envy split by 90° on the color wheel. #889fa5 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. Aqua Grey tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#a58d88) and two others. The Bouquet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Envy – 120° from the complementary Pharlap. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a5889f and #88a58e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #889fa5 is made of 30% red, 35% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Aqua Grey has a hue angle of 192.41°, a saturation of 13.88% and a lightness of 59.02%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #889fa5 is made of 11.38% cyan, 2.36% magenta, 0% yellow and 35.29% black ink.

HEX #889fa5
RGB Decimal rgb(136,159,165)
RGB Percentage 30%, 35%, 36%
CMYK 11.38, 2.36, 0, 35.29
HSL hsl(192.41,13.88%,59.02%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(192.41,17.58%,64.71%)
CIE-LAB lab(63.9556,-6.7074,-5.8273)
XYZ xyz(29.343,32.7471,40.3716)