Thistle Green Color


Thistle Green is pale, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #333557
Complementary Color #a8aacc
Color Shade: warm yellow (56.67° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 72.94% (better contrasting with black)
Thistle Green Color Sample
Thistle Green Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cccaa8

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Thistle Green Color. The Veil of Dusk color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Fennec Fox (#dad7c8) for more calm effect. Try Clay Beige as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a8aacc is the best complementary color to Thistle Green. 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 #cccaa8 complementary color is Logan, 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 Thistle Green are #ccb8a8 and #bccca8. Thus found on the left and right of #cccaa8 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Vanilla and Coriander colors as they work well with Thistle Green.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Thistle Green palette consists of #b8a8cc and #a8bccc colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a8aacc). Try Logan and Casper colors in combination with #cccaa8, 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 #cccaa8 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 Thistle Green. Thus London Hue and Jet Stream giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Thistle Green contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Logan, Spring Rain, and Lily split by 90° on the color wheel. #cccaa8 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. Thistle Green tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#a8aacc) and two others. The Jet Stream is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Clam Shell – 120° from the complementary Logan. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a8ccca and #cca8aa.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cccaa8 is made of 36% red, 35% green and 29% blue. In a HSL mode Thistle Green has a hue angle of 56.67°, a saturation of 26.09% and a lightness of 72.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cccaa8 is made of 0% cyan, 0.78% magenta, 14.12% yellow and 20% black ink.

HEX #cccaa8
RGB Decimal rgb(204,202,168)
RGB Percentage 36%, 35%, 29%
CMYK 0, 0.78, 14.12, 20
HSL hsl(56.67,26.09%,72.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(56.67,17.65%,80%)
CIE-LAB lab(80.6863,-4.9741,17.2582)
XYZ xyz(53.0903,57.9056,45.4245)