Pale Oyster Color


Pale Oyster is pale, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #63728d
Complementary Color #71819c
Color Shade: orange (38.57° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.94% (better contrasting with white)
Pale Oyster Color Sample
Pale Oyster Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9c8d72

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Pale Oyster Color. The Aged Olive color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Cathedral Stone (#80796e) for more calm effect. Try Cool Camo as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#71819c is the best complementary color to Pale Oyster. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9c8d72 complementary color is Lynch, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Pale Oyster are #9c7871 and #969c71. Thus found on the left and right of #9c8d72 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Pharlap and Gurkha colors as they work well with Pale Oyster.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Pale Oyster palette consists of #77719c and #71969c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#71819c). Try Kimberly and Gothic colors in combination with #9c8d72, 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 #9c8d72 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Pale Oyster. Thus Trendy Pink and Oxley giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Pale Oyster contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Lynch, Amulet, and Mountbatten Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #9c8d72 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid 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. Pale Oyster tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#71819c) and two others. The Oxley is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Bazaar – 120° from the complementary Lynch. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #719c8c and #9c7180.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9c8d72 is made of 38% red, 34% green and 28% blue. In a HSL mode Pale Oyster has a hue angle of 38.57°, a saturation of 17.5% and a lightness of 52.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9c8d72 is made of 0% cyan, 5.89% magenta, 16.47% yellow and 38.82% black ink.

HEX #9c8d72
RGB Decimal rgb(156,141,114)
RGB Percentage 38%, 34%, 28%
CMYK 0, 5.89, 16.47, 38.82
HSL hsl(38.57,17.5%,52.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(38.57,26.92%,61.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(59.2809,1.218,16.4653)
XYZ xyz(26.2724,27.3326,19.8106)