Laurel Grey Color


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

Inverse Color #55535d
Complementary Color #a4a2ac
Color Shade: mid yellow (72° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 65.49% (better contrasting with white)
Laurel Grey Color Sample
Laurel Grey Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #aaaca2

If you're looking for a similar mid yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Laurel Grey Color. The Herbalist color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm yellow bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Sagey (#a2aa8c) for more energetic effect. Try Sage as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a4a2ac is the best complementary color to Laurel Grey. Mid blue shades generally complement the mid yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #aaaca2 complementary color is Santas Gray, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of orange, mid yellow, and warm green colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Bud are #aca9a2 and #a4aca2. Thus found on the left and right of #aaaca2 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Dawn and Bud colors as they work well with Laurel Grey.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Laurel Grey palette consists of #a9a2ac and #a2a4ac colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a4a2ac). Try Amethyst Smoke and Santas Gray colors in combination with #aaaca2, 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 #aaaca2 offers a combination of mid magenta and mid cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Laurel Grey. Thus Shady Lady and Gray Chateau giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Laurel Grey contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Santas Gray, Edward, and Dusty Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #aaaca2 square combo is a palette of mid yellow, green cyan, mid blue and cool 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. Laurel Grey tetradic combo consists of mid blue complementary color (#a4a2ac) and two others. The Gray Chateau is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Martini – 120° from the complementary Santas Gray. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a2aaac and #aca4a2.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #aaaca2 is made of 34% red, 34% green and 32% blue. In a HSL mode Laurel Grey has a hue angle of 72°, a saturation of 5.68% and a lightness of 65.49%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #aaaca2 is made of 0.78% cyan, 0% magenta, 3.92% yellow and 32.55% black ink.

HEX #aaaca2
RGB Decimal rgb(170,172,162)
RGB Percentage 34%, 34%, 32%
CMYK 0.78, 0, 3.92, 32.55
HSL hsl(72,5.68%,65.49%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(72,5.81%,67.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(69.9369,-2.555,4.8849)
XYZ xyz(37.8517,40.6597,40.0355)