Mamba Color


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

Inverse Color #717e6f
Complementary Color #839081
Color Shade: cool magenta (292° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 53.53% (better contrasting with white)
Mamba Color Sample
Mamba Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8e8190

If you're looking for a similar cool magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Mamba Color. The Knight's Tale color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a violet bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Mauveine (#8a6d8b) for more energetic effect. Try Pound Sterling as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#839081 is the best complementary color to Mamba. Warm green shades generally complement the cool magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8e8190 complementary color is Stack, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm blue, cool magenta, and warm magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Mamba are #868190 and #90818a. Thus found on the left and right of #8e8190 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Topaz and Venus colors as they work well with Mamba.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Mamba palette consists of #819086 and #8a9081 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#839081). Try Spanish Green and Bitter colors in combination with #8e8190, 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 #8e8190 offers a combination of warm cyan and warm yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Mamba. Thus Gunsmoke and Granite Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Mamba contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Stack, Schooner, and Oslo Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #8e8190 square combo is a palette of cool magenta, warm red, warm green and cool cyan 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. Mamba tetradic combo consists of warm green complementary color (#839081) and two others. The Granite Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Waterloo – 120° from the complementary Stack. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #908e81 and #818390.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8e8190 is made of 34% red, 31% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Mamba has a hue angle of 292°, a saturation of 6.33% and a lightness of 53.53%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8e8190 is made of 0.78% cyan, 5.88% magenta, 0% yellow and 43.53% black ink.

HEX #8e8190
RGB Decimal rgb(142,129,144)
RGB Percentage 34%, 31%, 35%
CMYK 0.78, 5.88, 0, 43.53
HSL hsl(292,6.33%,53.53%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(292,10.42%,56.47%)
CIE-LAB lab(55.548,7.8067,-6.2718)
XYZ xyz(24.0396,23.4649,29.6477)