Olive Pit Color


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

Inverse Color #565b6e
Complementary Color #9195a9
Color Shade: warm yellow (47.5° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 61.57% (better contrasting with white)
Olive Pit Color Sample
Olive Pit Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a9a491

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Olive Pit Color. The Weathered Fossil color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Manzanilla Olive (#9e8f6b) for more energetic effect. Try Chapter as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#9195a9 is the best complementary color to Olive Pit. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a9a491 complementary color is Manatee, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Gray Olive are #a99891 and #a2a991. Thus found on the left and right of #a9a491 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Del Rio and Sage colors as they work well with Olive Pit.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Olive Pit palette consists of #9891a9 and #91a1a9 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9195a9). Try Amethyst Smoke and Regent Gray colors in combination with #a9a491, 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 #a9a491 offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Olive Pit. Thus Amethyst Smoke and Cascade giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Olive Pit contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Manatee, Envy, and Dusty Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #a9a491 square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm 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. Olive Pit tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#9195a9) and two others. The Cascade is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Dusty Gray – 120° from the complementary Manatee. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #91a9a4 and #a99195.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a9a491 is made of 35% red, 34% green and 30% blue. In a HSL mode Olive Pit has a hue angle of 47.5°, a saturation of 12.24% and a lightness of 61.57%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a9a491 is made of 0% cyan, 1.96% magenta, 9.41% yellow and 33.73% black ink.

HEX #a9a491
RGB Decimal rgb(169,164,145)
RGB Percentage 35%, 34%, 30%
CMYK 0, 1.96, 9.41, 33.73
HSL hsl(47.5,12.24%,61.57%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(47.5,14.2%,66.27%)
CIE-LAB lab(67.2997,-1.5288,10.5042)
XYZ xyz(34.7485,37.0303,32.1042)