Lunar Light Color


Lunar Light 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 #646a63
Complementary Color #969c95
Color Shade: cool magenta (291.43° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 59.8% (better contrasting with white)
Lunar Light Color Sample
Lunar Light Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9b959c

If you're looking for a similar cool magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Lunar Light Color. The Uptown Girl 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 Amethyst Grey Violet (#9c89a1) for more energetic effect. Try Nana as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#969c95 is the best complementary color to Lunar Light. 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 #9b959c 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 Mountain Mist are #97959c and #9c9599. Thus found on the left and right of #9b959c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mountain Mist and Venus colors as they work well with Lunar Light.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Lunar Light palette consists of #959c97 and #999c95 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#969c95). Try Mantle and Lemon Grass colors in combination with #9b959c, 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 #9b959c 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 Lunar Light. Thus Pewter and Star Dust giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Lunar Light contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Stack, Zorba, and Oslo Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #9b959c 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. Lunar Light tetradic combo consists of warm green complementary color (#969c95) and two others. The Star Dust is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Manatee – 120° from the complementary Stack. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9c9b95 and #95969c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9b959c is made of 34% red, 32% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Lunar Light has a hue angle of 291.43°, a saturation of 3.41% and a lightness of 59.8%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9b959c is made of 0.4% cyan, 2.75% magenta, 0% yellow and 38.82% black ink.

HEX #9b959c
RGB Decimal rgb(155,149,156)
RGB Percentage 34%, 32%, 34%
CMYK 0.4, 2.75, 0, 38.82
HSL hsl(291.43,3.41%,59.8%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(291.43,4.49%,61.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(62.3925,3.5363,-2.8992)
XYZ xyz(30.2658,30.8638,35.8146)