Mantle Color


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

Inverse Color #74636f
Complementary Color #9b8b96
Color Shade: cool green (137.65° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 57.84% (better contrasting with white)
Mantle Color Sample
Mantle Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b9c90

If you're looking for a similar cool green shade, there are some better alternatives to Mantle Color. The Cosmic Quest color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid green bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Pigeon (#a9afaa) for more calm effect. Try Capsella as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#9b8b96 is the best complementary color to Mantle. Warm magenta shades generally complement the cool green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b9c90 complementary color is Venus, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm green, cool green, and warm cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Mantle are #8e9b8b and #8b9b98. Thus found on the left and right of #8b9c90 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Stack and Granny Smith colors as they work well with Mantle.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Mantle palette consists of #9b8b8e and #988b9b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9b8b96). Try Dusty Gray and Mamba colors in combination with #8b9c90, 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 #8b9c90 offers a combination of warm red and warm blue shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Mantle. Thus Zorba and Manatee giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Mantle contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Venus, Manatee, and Lemon Grass split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b9c90 square combo is a palette of cool green, cool blue, warm magenta and warm 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. Mantle tetradic combo consists of warm magenta complementary color (#9b8b96) and two others. The Manatee is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Lemon Grass – 120° from the complementary Venus. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #8f8b9b and #969b8b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b9c90 is made of 32% red, 36% green and 33% blue. In a HSL mode Mantle has a hue angle of 137.65°, a saturation of 7.91% and a lightness of 57.84%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b9c90 is made of 6.67% cyan, 0% magenta, 4.71% yellow and 38.82% black ink.

HEX #8b9c90
RGB Decimal rgb(139,156,144)
RGB Percentage 32%, 36%, 33%
CMYK 6.67, 0, 4.71, 38.82
HSL hsl(137.65,7.91%,57.84%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(137.65,10.9%,61.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(62.7429,-8.4283,4.2339)
XYZ xyz(27.57,31.2795,30.97)