Edamame Color


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

Inverse Color #635c76
Complementary Color #8f88a3
Color Shade: cool yellow (76.15° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 58.82% (better contrasting with white)
Edamame Color Sample
Edamame Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9ca389

If you're looking for a similar cool yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Edamame Color. The Grey Matters color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Urban Putty (#b0b1a9) for more calm effect. Try Great Graphite as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#8f88a3 is the best complementary color to Edamame. 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 #9ca389 complementary color is Manatee, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, cool yellow, and yellow green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Sage are #a39c88 and #8fa388. Thus found on the left and right of #9ca389 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Tallow and Envy colors as they work well with Edamame.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Edamame palette consists of #9c88a3 and #888fa3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8f88a3). Try Mamba and Manatee colors in combination with #9ca389, 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 #9ca389 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 Edamame. Thus Mountbatten Pink and Regent Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Edamame contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Manatee, Cascade, and Dusty Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #9ca389 square combo is a palette of cool yellow, green cyan, warm 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. Edamame tetradic combo consists of warm blue complementary color (#8f88a3) 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 #889ca3 and #a38f88.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9ca389 is made of 34% red, 36% green and 30% blue. In a HSL mode Edamame has a hue angle of 76.15°, a saturation of 12.38% and a lightness of 58.82%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9ca389 is made of 2.74% cyan, 0% magenta, 10.19% yellow and 36.08% black ink.

HEX #9ca389
RGB Decimal rgb(156,163,137)
RGB Percentage 34%, 36%, 30%
CMYK 2.74, 0, 10.19, 36.08
HSL hsl(76.15,12.38%,58.82%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(76.15,15.95%,63.92%)
CIE-LAB lab(65.8019,-7.23,12.6772)
XYZ xyz(31.3229,35.0684,28.7849)