Heather Color


Heather is pale, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, warm green or red magenta

Inverse Color #483c2f
Complementary Color #cfc4b7
Color Shade: blue cyan (211.2° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 76.67% (better contrasting with white)
Heather Color Sample
Heather Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b7c3d0

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Heather Color. The Nordland Light Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Satin Soft Blue (#9cadc7) for more energetic effect. Try Poetry Reading as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#cfc4b7 is the best complementary color to Heather. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #b7c3d0 complementary color is Sisal, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, blue cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Heather are #b7cfcf and #b7b7cf. Thus found on the left and right of #b7c3d0 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Jet Stream and Blue Haze colors as they work well with Heather.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Heather palette consists of #cfcfb7 and #cfb7b7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cfc4b7). Try Foggy Gray and Cold Turkey colors in combination with #b7c3d0, 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 #b7c3d0 offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Heather. Thus Pale Leaf and Lily giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Heather contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Sisal, Maverick, and Spring Rain split by 90° on the color wheel. #b7c3d0 square combo is a palette of blue cyan, cool magenta, orange 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. Heather tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#cfc4b7) and two others. The Lily is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Gum Leaf – 120° from the complementary Sisal. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cfb7c2 and #b7cfc4.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b7c3d0 is made of 31% red, 33% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Heather has a hue angle of 211.2°, a saturation of 21.01% and a lightness of 76.67%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b7c3d0 is made of 9.81% cyan, 5.1% magenta, 0% yellow and 18.43% black ink.

HEX #b7c3d0
RGB Decimal rgb(183,195,208)
RGB Percentage 31%, 33%, 35%
CMYK 9.81, 5.1, 0, 18.43
HSL hsl(211.2,21.01%,76.67%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(211.2,12.02%,81.57%)
CIE-LAB lab(78.2581,-1.5074,-7.9126)
XYZ xyz(50.4287,53.6516,67.3724)