Manatee Color


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

Inverse Color #726f5e
Complementary Color #a19e8d
Color Shade: cool blue (231° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 59.22% (better contrasting with white)
Manatee Color Sample
Manatee Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8d90a1

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Manatee Color. The Bossa Nova Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Little Theater (#73778f) for more energetic effect. Try Causeway as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a19e8d is the best complementary color to Manatee. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8d90a1 complementary color is Gray Olive, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Manatee are #8d9aa1 and #948da1. Thus found on the left and right of #8d90a1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Regent Gray and Manatee colors as they work well with Manatee.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Manatee palette consists of #9aa18d and #a1948d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a19e8d). Try Lemon Grass and Zorba colors in combination with #8d90a1, 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 #8d90a1 offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Manatee. Thus Envy and Dusty Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Manatee contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Gray Olive, Venus, and Mantle split by 90° on the color wheel. #8d90a1 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, warm yellow and cool 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. Manatee tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#a19e8d) and two others. The Dusty Gray is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Granny Smith – 120° from the complementary Gray Olive. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a18d90 and #8da19e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8d90a1 is made of 32% red, 32% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Manatee has a hue angle of 231°, a saturation of 9.62% and a lightness of 59.22%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8d90a1 is made of 7.85% cyan, 6.67% magenta, 0% yellow and 36.86% black ink.

HEX #8d90a1
RGB Decimal rgb(141,144,161)
RGB Percentage 32%, 32%, 36%
CMYK 7.85, 6.67, 0, 36.86
HSL hsl(231,9.62%,59.22%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(231,12.42%,63.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(60.0532,2.4465,-9.3314)
XYZ xyz(27.3908,28.1824,37.7143)