Cascade Color


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

Inverse Color #74565a
Complementary Color #a98b8f
Color Shade: warm cyan (172° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 60.39% (better contrasting with white)
Cascade Color Sample
Cascade Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8ba9a5

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Cascade Color. The Little League color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Jade Dragon (#6aa193) for more energetic effect. Try Colony as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a98b8f is the best complementary color to Cascade. Cool red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8ba9a5 complementary color is Del Rio, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool green, warm cyan, and cool cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Cascade are #8ba996 and #8b9da9. Thus found on the left and right of #8ba9a5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Envy and Regent Gray colors as they work well with Cascade.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cascade palette consists of #a9968b and #a98b9d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a98b8f). Try Del Rio and Bouquet colors in combination with #8ba9a5, 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 #8ba9a5 offers a combination of warm yellow and cool magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Cascade. Thus Tallow and Amethyst Smoke giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cascade contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Del Rio, Amethyst Smoke, and Sage split by 90° on the color wheel. #8ba9a5 square combo is a palette of warm cyan, warm blue, cool red and cool 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. Cascade tetradic combo consists of cool red complementary color (#a98b8f) and two others. The Amethyst Smoke is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Envy – 120° from the complementary Del Rio. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a48ba9 and #8ea98b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8ba9a5 is made of 29% red, 36% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Cascade has a hue angle of 172°, a saturation of 14.85% and a lightness of 60.39%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8ba9a5 is made of 11.76% cyan, 0% magenta, 1.56% yellow and 33.73% black ink.

HEX #8ba9a5
RGB Decimal rgb(139,169,165)
RGB Percentage 29%, 36%, 35%
CMYK 11.76, 0, 1.56, 33.73
HSL hsl(172,14.85%,60.39%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(172,17.75%,66.27%)
CIE-LAB lab(66.9619,-11.1157,-1.3756)
XYZ xyz(31.627,36.5815,40.9913)