Spindle Color


Spindle is pale, cool-toned shade of cool cyan. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with warm red, warm green or warm magenta

Inverse Color #492e15
Complementary Color #eacfb6
Color Shade: cool cyan (208.85° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 81.57% (better contrasting with black)
Spindle Color Sample
Spindle Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b6d1ea

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Spindle Color. The Honest color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Azureish White (#dbe9f4) for more calm effect. Try Echo Isles Water as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#eacfb6 is the best complementary color to Spindle. Warm red shades generally complement the cool cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #b6d1ea complementary color is Just Right, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, cool cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Spindle are #b6eae9 and #b6b6ea. Thus found on the left and right of #b6d1ea on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Powder Blue and Biloba Flower colors as they work well with Spindle.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Spindle palette consists of #eae9b6 and #eab6b6 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#eacfb6). Try Fall Green and Shilo colors in combination with #b6d1ea, 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 #b6d1ea offers a combination of cool yellow and warm magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Spindle. Thus Caper and Kobi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Spindle contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Just Right, French Lilac, and Padua split by 90° on the color wheel. #b6d1ea square combo is a palette of cool cyan, cool magenta, warm red and warm 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. Spindle tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#eacfb6) and two others. The Kobi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Padua – 120° from the complementary Just Right. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #eab6d0 and #b6eacf.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b6d1ea is made of 29% red, 33% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode Spindle has a hue angle of 208.85°, a saturation of 55.32% and a lightness of 81.57%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b6d1ea is made of 20.39% cyan, 9.8% magenta, 0% yellow and 8.24% black ink.

HEX #b6d1ea
RGB Decimal rgb(182,209,234)
RGB Percentage 29%, 33%, 37%
CMYK 20.39, 9.8, 0, 8.24
HSL hsl(208.85,55.32%,81.57%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(208.85,22.22%,91.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(82.6396,-3.6641,-15.3123)
XYZ xyz(56.9432,61.4865,86.7088)