Moray Color


Moray 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 #374295
Complementary Color #6a74c7
Color Shade: warm yellow (52.98° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 60% (better contrasting with white)
Moray Color Sample
Moray Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #c8bd6a

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Moray Color. The Grandiose color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Woolen Mittens (#b59f55) for more calm effect. Try Shutterbug as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#6a74c7 is the best complementary color to Moray. 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 #c8bd6a 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 #c78e6a and #a3c76a. Thus found on the left and right of #c8bd6a on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Antique Brass and Wild Willow colors as they work well with Moray.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Moray palette consists of #8e6ac7 and #6aa3c7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6a74c7). Try Amethyst and Fountain Blue colors in combination with #c8bd6a, 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 #c8bd6a 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 Moray. Thus Amethyst and Downy giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Moray contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Marguerite, De York, and Hopbush split by 90° on the color wheel. #c8bd6a 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. Moray tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#6a74c7) 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 #6ac7bd and #c76a74.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #c8bd6a is made of 40% red, 38% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Moray has a hue angle of 52.98°, a saturation of 46.08% and a lightness of 60%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #c8bd6a is made of 0% cyan, 4.31% magenta, 36.86% yellow and 21.57% black ink.

HEX #c8bd6a
RGB Decimal rgb(200,189,106)
RGB Percentage 40%, 38%, 21%
CMYK 0, 4.31, 36.86, 21.57
HSL hsl(52.98,46.08%,60%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(52.98,47%,78.43%)
CIE-LAB lab(75.8941,-7.5016,43.1051)
XYZ xyz(44.6185,49.7152,20.88)