Castlegate Color


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

Inverse Color #5f5a5a
Complementary Color #a59f9f
Color Shade: warm cyan (180° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 63.73% (better contrasting with white)
Castlegate Color Sample
Castlegate Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a0a5a5

If you're looking for a similar warm cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Castlegate Color. The Greenwich Village color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a green cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Shaded Hammock (#859c9b) for more energetic effect. Try North Beach Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a59f9f is the best complementary color to Castlegate. Mid red shades generally complement the warm cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a0a5a5 complementary color is Dusty Gray, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool green, warm cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Edward are #9fa5a2 and #9fa2a5. Thus found on the left and right of #a0a5a5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Pewter and Gray Chateau colors as they work well with Castlegate.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Castlegate palette consists of #a5a29f and #a59fa2 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a59f9f). Try Dawn and Shady Lady colors in combination with #a0a5a5, 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 #a0a5a5 offers a combination of warm yellow and cool magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Castlegate. Thus Delta and Shady Lady giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Castlegate contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Dusty Gray, Mountain Mist, and Bud split by 90° on the color wheel. #a0a5a5 square combo is a palette of warm cyan, warm blue, mid red and yellow green 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. Castlegate tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#a59f9f) and two others. The Shady Lady is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mantle – 120° from the complementary Dusty Gray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a59fa5 and #9fa59f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a0a5a5 is made of 33% red, 34% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Castlegate has a hue angle of 180°, a saturation of 2.7% and a lightness of 63.73%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a0a5a5 is made of 1.96% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow and 35.29% black ink.

HEX #a0a5a5
RGB Decimal rgb(160,165,165)
RGB Percentage 33%, 34%, 34%
CMYK 1.96, 0, 0, 35.29
HSL hsl(180,2.7%,63.73%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(180,3.03%,64.71%)
CIE-LAB lab(67.3523,-1.7714,-0.6271)
XYZ xyz(34.7439,37.1005,40.9272)