Nepal Color


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

Inverse Color #71543e
Complementary Color #c1a38e
Color Shade: cool cyan (205.88° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 65.69% (better contrasting with white)
Nepal Color Sample
Nepal Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8eabc1

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Nepal Color. The Blue Marble color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Star Mist (#b3c6ce) for more calm effect. Try Grant Village as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#c1a38e is the best complementary color to Nepal. Warm red shades generally complement the cool cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8eabc1 complementary color is Indian Khaki, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, cool cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Nepal are #8ec1bd and #8e91c1. Thus found on the left and right of #8eabc1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shadow Green and Blue Bell colors as they work well with Nepal.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Nepal palette consists of #c1bd8e and #c18e91 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c1a38e). Try Indian Khaki and Oriental Pink colors in combination with #8eabc1, 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 #8eabc1 offers a combination of cool yellow and warm magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Nepal. Thus Swamp Green and Viola giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Nepal contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Indian Khaki, London Hue, and De York split by 90° on the color wheel. #8eabc1 square combo is a palette of cool cyan, cool magenta, warm red and warm 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. Nepal tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#c1a38e) and two others. The Viola is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Summer Green – 120° from the complementary Indian Khaki. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c18eab and #8ec1a4.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8eabc1 is made of 28% red, 34% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Nepal has a hue angle of 205.88°, a saturation of 29.14% and a lightness of 65.69%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8eabc1 is made of 20% cyan, 8.63% magenta, 0% yellow and 24.31% black ink.

HEX #8eabc1
RGB Decimal rgb(142,171,193)
RGB Percentage 28%, 34%, 38%
CMYK 20, 8.63, 0, 24.31
HSL hsl(205.88,29.14%,65.69%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(205.88,26.42%,75.69%)
CIE-LAB lab(68.5529,-4.9002,-14.521)
XYZ xyz(35.3439,38.7269,56.0643)