Coral Reef Color


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

Inverse Color #38435d
Complementary Color #a2acc6
Color Shade: orange (42.16° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 70.78% (better contrasting with white)
Coral Reef Color Sample
Coral Reef Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c7bca2

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Coral Reef Color. The Craft Brown color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Graham Cracker (#c0a480) for more energetic effect. Try Modern History as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#a2acc6 is the best complementary color to Coral Reef. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c7bca2 complementary color is Cadet Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Coral Reef are #c6a9a2 and #bfc6a2. Thus found on the left and right of #c7bca2 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Rodeo Dust and Thistle Green colors as they work well with Coral Reef.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Coral Reef palette consists of #a9a2c6 and #a2bfc6 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a2acc6). Try Logan and Opal colors in combination with #c7bca2, 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 #c7bca2 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Coral Reef. Thus London Hue and Shadow Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Coral Reef contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Cadet Blue, Spring Rain, and Lilac split by 90° on the color wheel. #c7bca2 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid magenta 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. Coral Reef tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#a2acc6) and two others. The Shadow Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Lily – 120° from the complementary Cadet Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a2c6bc and #c6a2ac.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c7bca2 is made of 36% red, 34% green and 30% blue. In a HSL mode Coral Reef has a hue angle of 42.16°, a saturation of 24.83% and a lightness of 70.78%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c7bca2 is made of 0% cyan, 4.31% magenta, 14.51% yellow and 21.96% black ink.

HEX #c7bca2
RGB Decimal rgb(199,188,162)
RGB Percentage 36%, 34%, 30%
CMYK 0, 4.31, 14.51, 21.96
HSL hsl(42.16,24.83%,70.78%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(42.16,18.59%,78.04%)
CIE-LAB lab(76.5074,-0.4062,14.5585)
XYZ xyz(48.058,50.7172,41.4389)