Laser Color


Laser is calm, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #374a97
Complementary Color #687ac7
Color Shade: warm yellow (48.13° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 59.61% (better contrasting with white)
Laser Color Sample
Laser Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c8b568

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Laser Color. The Base Sand color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Orlean's Tune (#b8995b) for more calm effect. Try Palmetto Bluff as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#687ac7 is the best complementary color to Laser. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #c8b568 complementary color is Blue Marguerite, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Laser are #c78568 and #aac768. Thus found on the left and right of #c8b568 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Antique Brass and Wild Willow colors as they work well with Laser.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Laser palette consists of #8468c7 and #68aac7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#687ac7). Try Blue Marguerite and Fountain Blue colors in combination with #c8b568, 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 #c8b568 offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Laser. Thus Amethyst and Downy giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Laser contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Marguerite, De York, and Hopbush split by 90° on the color wheel. #c8b568 square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm 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. Laser tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#687ac7) and two others. The Downy is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Contessa – 120° from the complementary Blue Marguerite. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #68c7b4 and #c7687a.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c8b568 is made of 41% red, 37% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Laser has a hue angle of 48.13°, a saturation of 46.6% and a lightness of 59.61%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c8b568 is made of 0% cyan, 7.45% magenta, 37.65% yellow and 21.57% black ink.

HEX #c8b568
RGB Decimal rgb(200,181,104)
RGB Percentage 41%, 37%, 21%
CMYK 0, 7.45, 37.65, 21.57
HSL hsl(48.13,46.6%,59.61%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(48.13,48%,78.43%)
CIE-LAB lab(73.7569,-3.5173,41.4812)
XYZ xyz(42.842,46.3266,19.7806)