Lemon Grass Color


Lemon Grass 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 #646170
Complementary Color #928f9e
Color Shade: mid yellow (72° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 59.02% (better contrasting with white)
Lemon Grass Color Sample
Lemon Grass Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9b9e8f

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Lemon Grass Color. The Peapod Green color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Foille (#b0b99c) for more energetic effect. Try Cider Pear Green as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#928f9e is the best complementary color to Lemon Grass. 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 #9b9e8f complementary color is Manatee, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Lemon Grass are #9e998f and #939e8f. Thus found on the left and right of #9b9e8f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Zorba and Lemon Grass colors as they work well with Lemon Grass.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Lemon Grass palette consists of #998f9e and #8f939e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#928f9e). Try Mountain Mist and Manatee colors in combination with #9b9e8f, 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 #9b9e8f 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 Lemon Grass. Thus Venus and Regent Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Lemon Grass contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Manatee, Pewter, and Dusty Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #9b9e8f 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. Lemon Grass tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#928f9e) and two others. The Regent Gray is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Zorba – 120° from the complementary Manatee. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #8f9b9e and #9e928f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9b9e8f is made of 34% red, 35% green and 31% blue. In a HSL mode Lemon Grass has a hue angle of 72°, a saturation of 7.18% and a lightness of 59.02%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9b9e8f is made of 1.18% cyan, 0% magenta, 5.88% yellow and 38.04% black ink.

HEX #9b9e8f
RGB Decimal rgb(155,158,143)
RGB Percentage 34%, 35%, 31%
CMYK 1.18, 0, 5.88, 38.04
HSL hsl(72,7.18%,59.02%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(72,9.49%,61.96%)
CIE-LAB lab(64.4879,-3.8618,7.4605)
XYZ xyz(30.7024,33.4055,30.8163)