HEX #B1BCA0 / RGB (177, 188, 160)

What is Sage Color?

Sage (Hex code: B1BCA0) Thumbnail

Sage has the hex code #B1BCA0. The equivalent RGB values are (177, 188, 160), which means it is composed of 34% red, 36% green and 30% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:6 M:0 Y:15 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sage has a hue of 84°, 15% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Sage is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the sage CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Sage Color Codes

Hex Code#B1BCA0
RGB Values(177, 188, 160)
CMYK Values(6%, 0%, 15%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(84°, 15%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#99CC99
Inverse Color#4E435F [English Violet]
Closest Pantone®5793 C
Closest RAL7032 [Pebble grey]
Complementary Color#ABA0BC [Pastel Purple]
Sage Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AFAFAF
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Luma)#B8B8B8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Sage Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B1BCA0. Complementary color is ABA0BC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sage is Pastel Purple with the hex code #ABA0BC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B1BCA0 color is offered by #ABA0BC. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (B1BCA0, A3BCA0 and BCB9A0)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sage (#B1BCA0) are Laurel Green (#A3BCA0) and Silver Pink (#BCB9A0). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sage with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (B1BCA0, A0A3BC and B9A0BC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sage (#B1BCA0) are #A0A3BC (Metallic Silver) and #B9A0BC (Pastel Purple). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (B1BCA0, A0B1BC and BCA0B1)

Triadic Palette

Sage triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A0B1BC (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #BCA0B1 (Pastel Purple) along with #B1BCA0 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (B1BCA0, A0B1BC, ABA0BC and BCABA0)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sage has four colors - #A0B1BC (Cadet Blue (Crayola)), #ABA0BC (Pastel Purple) and #BCABA0 (Silver Pink) in addition to the base color (#B1BCA0). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (B1BCA0, A0BCB9, ABA0BC and BCA0A3)

Square Palette

Sage square color palette has #A0BCB9 (Opal), #ABA0BC (Pastel Purple) and #BCA0A3 (Tuscany). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Sage Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sage rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Sage Color


  • Transparent C1C9B3#C1C9B3
  • Transparent C8D0BD#C8D0BD
  • Transparent D0D7C6#D0D7C6
  • Transparent D8DED0#D8DED0
  • Transparent E0E4D9#E0E4D9
  • Transparent E8EBE3#E8EBE3
  • Transparent EFF2EC#EFF2EC
  • Transparent F7F8F6#F7F8F6


  • Transparent A7B09A#A7B09A
  • Transparent A2AA96#A2AA96
  • Transparent 9DA493#9DA493
  • Transparent 999E90#999E90
  • Transparent 94988D#94988D
  • Transparent 8F928A#8F928A
  • Transparent 8A8C86#8A8C86
  • Transparent 858683#858683


  • Transparent 8E9680#8E9680
  • Transparent 7C8470#7C8470
  • Transparent 6A7160#6A7160
  • Transparent 595E50#595E50
  • Transparent 474B40#474B40
  • Transparent 353830#353830
  • Transparent 232620#232620
  • Transparent 121310#121310

Sage Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Sage Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Sage Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sage Plaid Pattern