Sail Color


Sail 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 #471f06
Complementary Color #f8d1b8
Color Shade: cool cyan (203.08° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 84.9% (better contrasting with black)
Sail Color Sample
Sail Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b8e0f9

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Sail Color. The Long Island Sound color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Pacific Ocean (#92cbf1) for more calm effect. Try Kul Sharif Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#f8d1b8 is the best complementary color to Sail. 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 #b8e0f9 complementary color is Dairy Cream, 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 Sail are #b8f8f1 and #b8bff8. Thus found on the left and right of #b8e0f9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Charlotte and Perfume colors as they work well with Sail.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sail palette consists of #f8f1b8 and #f8b8bf colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#f8d1b8). Try Astra and Illusion colors in combination with #b8e0f9, 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 #b8e0f9 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 Sail. Thus Gossip and Chantilly giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sail contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Dairy Cream, Perfume, and Gossip split by 90° on the color wheel. #b8e0f9 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. Sail tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#f8d1b8) and two others. The Chantilly is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Ice Cold – 120° from the complementary Dairy Cream. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #f8b8df and #b8f8d1.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b8e0f9 is made of 28% red, 34% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Sail has a hue angle of 203.08°, a saturation of 84.42% and a lightness of 84.9%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b8e0f9 is made of 25.49% cyan, 9.81% magenta, 0% yellow and 2.35% black ink.

HEX #b8e0f9
RGB Decimal rgb(184,224,249)
RGB Percentage 28%, 34%, 38%
CMYK 25.49, 9.81, 0, 2.35
HSL hsl(203.08,84.42%,84.9%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(203.08,26.1%,97.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(87.1639,-7.5214,-16.4412)
XYZ xyz(63.5217,70.3412,99.8518)