Chatelle Color


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

Inverse Color #424c38
Complementary Color #bcc7b3
Color Shade: warm blue (270° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 74.12% (better contrasting with white)
Chatelle Color Sample
Chatelle Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #bdb3c7

If you're looking for a similar warm blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Chatelle Color. The Violet Fields color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm blue bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Berry Frappé (#b3a1c6) for more energetic effect. Try Purple Springs as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#bcc7b3 is the best complementary color to Chatelle. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #bdb3c7 complementary color is Clay Ash, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool blue, violet, and cool magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Chatelle are #b3b3c7 and #c7b3c7. Thus found on the left and right of #bdb3c7 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Gray Suit and Lily colors as they work well with Chatelle.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Chatelle palette consists of #b3c7b3 and #c7c7b3 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#bcc7b3). Try Spring Rain and Foggy Gray colors in combination with #bdb3c7, 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 #bdb3c7 offers a combination of green cyan and orange shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Chatelle. Thus Powder Ash and Tea giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Chatelle contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Clay Ash, Cold Turkey, and Submarine split by 90° on the color wheel. #bdb3c7 square combo is a palette of violet, mid red, yellow green and warm cyan 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. Chatelle tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#bcc7b3) and two others. The Tea is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cadet Blue – 120° from the complementary Clay Ash. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c7bdb3 and #b3bcc7.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #bdb3c7 is made of 33% red, 32% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Chatelle has a hue angle of 270°, a saturation of 15.15% and a lightness of 74.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #bdb3c7 is made of 3.92% cyan, 7.84% magenta, 0% yellow and 21.96% black ink.

HEX #bdb3c7
RGB Decimal rgb(189,179,199)
RGB Percentage 33%, 32%, 35%
CMYK 3.92, 7.84, 0, 21.96
HSL hsl(270,15.15%,74.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(270,10.05%,78.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(74.3064,7.2969,-8.8496)
XYZ xyz(47.4152,47.1825,60.6409)