Black Forest Blue has the hex code #29485A. The equivalent RGB values are (41, 72, 90), which means it is composed of
20% red, 35% green and 44% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:55 M:20 Y:0 K:65. In the HSV/HSB scale, Black Forest Blue has a hue of 202°, 54% saturation and a brightness value of 35%. 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.
Included in the RAL Design list with the number 250 30 15, Black Forest Blue hex code is #29485A with equivalent RGB (41, 72, 90). It is not a web color and cannot be applied to web pages by name. However, it can be used in HTML and CSS code by the hex, RGB or HSL values. FYI, Black Forest Blue's CMYK numbers and corresponding Pantone (PMS) color value mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code and are only approximations.
RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Please note that RAL Design catalogue is for interior colors and is different from the original RAL Classic list.
The complement of Black Forest Blue is Van Dyke Brown with the hex code #5A3B29. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #29485A color is offered by #5A3B29. 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.
The analogous colors of Black Forest Blue (#29485A) are Indigo (Rainbow) (#29305A) and Dark Slate Gray (#295A54). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Black Forest Blue 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Black Forest Blue (#29485A) are #5A2930 (Caput Mortuum) and #5A5429 (Soldier Green). 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.
Black Forest Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5A2948 (Old Mauve) and #485A29 (Dark Moss Green) along with #29485A create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Black Forest Blue has four colors - #5A2948 (Old Mauve), #5A3B29 (Van Dyke Brown) and #295A3B (Deep Moss Green) in addition to the base color (#29485A). 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.
Black Forest Blue square color palette has #54295A (Japanese Violet), #5A3B29 (Van Dyke Brown) and #305A29 (Mughal Green). 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.
Black Forest Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Black Forest Blue 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.