Norway Color


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

Inverse Color #574260
Complementary Color #b49fbd
Color Shade: yellow green (102° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 68.24% (better contrasting with white)
Norway Color Sample
Norway Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a8bd9f

If you're looking for a similar yellow green shade, there are some better alternatives to Norway Color. The Gentle Calm color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool yellow bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Contemplation (#bec6bb) for more calm effect. Try Riverdale as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#b49fbd is the best complementary color to Norway. Violet shades generally complement the yellow green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a8bd9f complementary color is London Hue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid yellow, yellow green, and mid green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Norway are #b7bd9f and #9fbda5. Thus found on the left and right of #a8bd9f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Eagle and Summer Green colors as they work well with Norway.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Norway palette consists of #bd9fb6 and #a49fbd colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b49fbd). Try Lily and Amethyst Smoke colors in combination with #a8bd9f, 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 #a8bd9f offers a combination of red magenta and blue cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Norway. Thus Thatch and Cadet Blue giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Norway contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary London Hue, Tower Gray, and Thatch split by 90° on the color wheel. #a8bd9f square combo is a palette of yellow green, mid cyan, violet and mid red 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. Norway tetradic combo consists of violet complementary color (#b49fbd) and two others. The Cadet Blue is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Malta – 120° from the complementary London Hue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9fa8bd and #bdb49f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a8bd9f is made of 33% red, 37% green and 31% blue. In a HSL mode Norway has a hue angle of 102°, a saturation of 18.52% and a lightness of 68.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a8bd9f is made of 8.24% cyan, 0% magenta, 11.77% yellow and 25.88% black ink.

HEX #a8bd9f
RGB Decimal rgb(168,189,159)
RGB Percentage 33%, 37%, 31%
CMYK 8.24, 0, 11.77, 25.88
HSL hsl(102,18.52%,68.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(102,15.87%,74.12%)
CIE-LAB lab(74.3323,-12.7924,12.7738)
XYZ xyz(40.6041,47.2232,39.7758)