Clay Creek Color


Clay Creek is pale, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #757c9f
Complementary Color #60678a
Color Shade: warm yellow (50° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 45.88% (better contrasting with white)
Clay Creek Color Sample
Clay Creek Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8a8360

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Clay Creek Color. The Crocodile color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Secluded Green (#6f6d56) for more calm effect. Try Fossilized Leaf as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#60678a is the best complementary color to Clay Creek. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8a8360 complementary color is Comet, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Clay Creek are #8a6d60 and #7b8a60. Thus found on the left and right of #8a8360 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cement and Avocado colors as they work well with Clay Creek.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Clay Creek palette consists of #6e608a and #607b8a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#60678a). Try Rum and Lynch colors in combination with #8a8360, 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 #8a8360 offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Clay Creek. Thus Trendy Pink and Patina giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Clay Creek contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Comet, Viridian Green, and Strikemaster split by 90° on the color wheel. #8a8360 square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm 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. Clay Creek tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#60678a) and two others. The Patina is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Copper Rose – 120° from the complementary Comet. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #608a83 and #8a6067.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8a8360 is made of 38% red, 36% green and 26% blue. In a HSL mode Clay Creek has a hue angle of 50°, a saturation of 17.95% and a lightness of 45.88%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8a8360 is made of 0% cyan, 2.75% magenta, 16.47% yellow and 45.88% black ink.

HEX #8a8360
RGB Decimal rgb(138,131,96)
RGB Percentage 38%, 36%, 26%
CMYK 0, 2.75, 16.47, 45.88
HSL hsl(50,17.95%,45.88%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(50,30.43%,54.12%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.5331,-3.1539,19.9143)
XYZ xyz(20.7089,22.4804,14.314)