Olivine Color


Olivine is calm, warm-toned shade of cool yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm blue, cool red or cool cyan

Inverse Color #65468c
Complementary Color #9272b9
Color Shade: cool yellow (86.57° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 58.82% (better contrasting with white)
Olivine Color Sample
Olivine Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9ab973

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Olivine Color. The Young Leaves color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Seawashed Glass (#a9c095) for more calm effect. Try Harmonious as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9272b9 is the best complementary color to Olivine. Warm blue shades generally complement the cool yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9ab973 complementary color is Wisteria, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm yellow, cool yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Olivine are #b9b572 and #76b972. Thus found on the left and right of #9ab973 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Gimblet and Fern colors as they work well with Olivine.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Olivine palette consists of #b472b9 and #7276b9 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9272b9). Try Wisteria and Wild Blue Yonder colors in combination with #9ab973, 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 #9ab973 offers a combination of warm magenta and cool cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Olivine. Thus Turkish Rose and Ship Cove giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Olivine contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Wisteria, Neptune, and Turkish Rose split by 90° on the color wheel. #9ab973 square combo is a palette of cool yellow, warm cyan, warm blue and cool red 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. Olivine tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#9272b9) and two others. The Ship Cove is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Teak – 120° from the complementary Wisteria. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #7299b9 and #b99272.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9ab973 is made of 34% red, 41% green and 25% blue. In a HSL mode Olivine has a hue angle of 86.57°, a saturation of 33.33% and a lightness of 58.82%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9ab973 is made of 12.16% cyan, 0% magenta, 27.45% yellow and 27.45% black ink.

HEX #9ab973
RGB Decimal rgb(154,185,115)
RGB Percentage 34%, 41%, 25%
CMYK 12.16, 0, 27.45, 27.45
HSL hsl(86.57,33.33%,58.82%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(86.57,37.84%,72.55%)
CIE-LAB lab(71.4229,-22.6894,32.1344)
XYZ xyz(33.7699,42.8058,22.7021)