Chinook Color


Chinook is pale, warm-toned shade of cool green. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with warm magenta, warm yellow or warm blue

Inverse Color #571c42
Complementary Color #e2a8cd
Color Shade: cool green (141.36° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 77.45% (better contrasting with black)
Chinook Color Sample
Chinook Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a8e3bd

If you're looking for a similar cool green shade, there are some better alternatives to Chinook Color. The Maypole color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid green bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Martian Moon (#c3e9d3) for more calm effect. Try Workout Green as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#e2a8cd is the best complementary color to Chinook. Warm magenta shades generally complement the cool green hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a8e3bd complementary color is Light Orchid, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm green, cool green, and warm cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Chinook are #b0e2a8 and #a8e2da. Thus found on the left and right of #a8e3bd on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Celadon and Morning Glory colors as they work well with Chinook.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Chinook palette consists of #e2a8b0 and #daa8e2 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#e2a8cd). Try Shilo and Light Wisteria colors in combination with #a8e3bd, 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 #a8e3bd offers a combination of warm red and warm blue shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Chinook. Thus Rose Fog and Light Wisteria giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Chinook contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Light Orchid, Cold Purple, and Hampton split by 90° on the color wheel. #a8e3bd square combo is a palette of cool green, cool blue, warm magenta and warm yellow 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. Chinook tetradic combo consists of warm magenta complementary color (#e2a8cd) and two others. The Light Wisteria is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Deco – 120° from the complementary Light Orchid. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #bda8e2 and #cde2a8.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a8e3bd is made of 29% red, 39% green and 32% blue. In a HSL mode Chinook has a hue angle of 141.36°, a saturation of 51.3% and a lightness of 77.45%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a8e3bd is made of 23.14% cyan, 0% magenta, 14.9% yellow and 10.98% black ink.

HEX #a8e3bd
RGB Decimal rgb(168,227,189)
RGB Percentage 29%, 39%, 32%
CMYK 23.14, 0, 14.9, 10.98
HSL hsl(141.36,51.3%,77.45%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(141.36,25.99%,89.02%)
CIE-LAB lab(85.4722,-26.3475,12.5644)
XYZ xyz(52.8028,66.9371,58.2813)