Acanthus Leaf Color


Acanthus Leaf is pale, warm-toned shade of mid yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid blue, red magenta or mid cyan

Inverse Color #6f6885
Complementary Color #817a96
Color Shade: mid yellow (74.48° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 53.53% (better contrasting with white)
Acanthus Leaf Color Sample
Acanthus Leaf Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #90977a

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Acanthus Leaf Color. The Illusive Green color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Rolling Hills (#7c7e6a) for more calm effect. Try Strong Winds as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#817a96 is the best complementary color to Acanthus Leaf. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #90977a complementary color is Waterloo , as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Battleship Gray are #968f7a and #81967a. Thus found on the left and right of #90977a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Pale Oyster and Battleship Gray colors as they work well with Acanthus Leaf.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Acanthus Leaf palette consists of #8f7a96 and #7a8196 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#817a96). Try Mamba and Waterloo colors in combination with #90977a, 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 #90977a offers a combination of mid magenta and mid cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Acanthus Leaf. Thus Mountbatten Pink and Regent Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Acanthus Leaf contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Waterloo , Juniper, and Bazaar split by 90° on the color wheel. #90977a square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and red magenta 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. Acanthus Leaf tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#817a96) and two others. The Regent Gray is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Hemp – 120° from the complementary Waterloo . This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #7a8f96 and #96817a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #90977a is made of 35% red, 36% green and 29% blue. In a HSL mode Acanthus Leaf has a hue angle of 74.48°, a saturation of 12.24% and a lightness of 53.53%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #90977a is made of 2.75% cyan, 0% magenta, 11.38% yellow and 40.78% black ink.

HEX #90977a
RGB Decimal rgb(144,151,122)
RGB Percentage 35%, 36%, 29%
CMYK 2.75, 0, 11.38, 40.78
HSL hsl(74.48,12.24%,53.53%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(74.48,19.21%,59.22%)
CIE-LAB lab(61.1922,-7.8129,14.4544)
XYZ xyz(26.0811,29.4677,22.7256)