Wave Splash Color

#cbe4e7

Wave Splash is pale, cool-toned shade of mid cyan. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with mid red, yellow green or mid magenta

Inverse Color #341b18
Complementary Color #e6cecb
Color Shade: mid cyan (186.43° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 85.1% (better contrasting with black)
Wave Splash Color Sample
Wave Splash Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cbe4e7

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Wave Splash Color. The Beachside Drive color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Crystal (#a7d8de) for more energetic effect. Try Aqua Haze as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#e6cecb is the best complementary color to Wave Splash. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #cbe4e7 complementary color is Dust Storm, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Botticelli are #cbe6db and #cbd6e6. Thus found on the left and right of #cbe4e7 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Skeptic and Botticelli colors as they work well with Wave Splash.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Wave Splash palette consists of #e6dbcb and #e6cbd5 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#e6cecb). Try Pearl Bush and Melanie colors in combination with #cbe4e7, 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 #cbe4e7 offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Wave Splash. Thus White Rock and Twilight giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Wave Splash contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Dust Storm, Snuff, and Kidnapper split by 90° on the color wheel. #cbe4e7 square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow 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. Wave Splash tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#e6cecb) and two others. The Twilight is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Surf Crest – 120° from the complementary Dust Storm. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #e6cbe3 and #cbe6ce.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cbe4e7 is made of 31% red, 34% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Wave Splash has a hue angle of 186.43°, a saturation of 36.84% and a lightness of 85.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cbe4e7 is made of 10.98% cyan, 1.18% magenta, 0% yellow and 9.41% black ink.

HEX #cbe4e7
RGB Decimal rgb(203,228,231)
RGB Percentage 31%, 34%, 35%
CMYK 10.98, 1.18, 0, 9.41
HSL hsl(186.43,36.84%,85.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(186.43,12.12%,90.59%)
CIE-LAB lab(88.9002,-7.62,-4.2658)
XYZ xyz(66.7958,73.9528,86.3551)
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