Bleu de France

HEX #318CE7 / RGB (49, 140, 231)

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What is Bleu de France Color?

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Bleu de France has the hex code #318CE7. The equivalent RGB values are (49, 140, 231), which means it is composed of 12% red, 33% green and 55% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:79 M:39 Y:0 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bleu de France has a hue of 210°, 79% saturation and a brightness value of 91%.
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.

Bleu de France Color Codes

Hex Code#318CE7
RGB Values(49, 140, 231)
CMYK Values(79%, 39%, 0%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(210°, 79%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#3399FF
Inverse Color#CE7318 [Ochre]
Closest Pantone®2727 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#E78C31 [Cadmium Orange]
Bleu de France Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8C8C8C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7B7B7B
Weighted Average (Luma)#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B5B5B5

Bleu de France Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 318CE7. Complementary color is E78C31

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bleu de France is Cadmium Orange with the hex code #E78C31. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #318CE7 color is offered by #E78C31. 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 (318CE7, 3131E7 and 31E7E7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bleu de France (#318CE7) are Palatinate Blue (#3131E7) and Turquoise (#31E7E7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bleu de France 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 (318CE7, E73131 and E7E731)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bleu de France (#318CE7) are #E73131 (Permanent Geranium Lake) and #E7E731 (Dandelion). 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 (318CE7, E7318C and 8CE731)

Triadic Palette

Bleu de France triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E7318C (Royal Pink) and #8CE731 (Kiwi) along with #318CE7 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 (318CE7, E7318C, E78C31 and 31E78C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bleu de France has four colors - #E7318C (Royal Pink), #E78C31 (Cadmium Orange) and #31E78C (Eucalyptus) in addition to the base color (#318CE7). 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 (318CE7, E731E7, E78C31 and 31E731)

Square Palette

Bleu de France square color palette has #E731E7 (Razzle Dazzle Rose), #E78C31 (Cadmium Orange) and #31E731 (Lime 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.

Rainbow color

Bleu de France Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bleu de France 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 Bleu de France Color


  • Transparent 5AA3EC#5AA3EC
  • Transparent 6FAFEE#6FAFEE
  • Transparent 83BAF1#83BAF1
  • Transparent 98C6F3#98C6F3
  • Transparent ADD1F5#ADD1F5
  • Transparent C1DDF8#C1DDF8
  • Transparent D6E8FA#D6E8FA
  • Transparent EAF4FD#EAF4FD


  • Transparent 418AD2#418AD2
  • Transparent 4988C8#4988C8
  • Transparent 5187BE#5187BE
  • Transparent 5986B4#5986B4
  • Transparent 6085A9#6085A9
  • Transparent 68849F#68849F
  • Transparent 708295#708295
  • Transparent 78818A#78818A


  • Transparent 2770B9#2770B9
  • Transparent 2262A2#2262A2
  • Transparent 1D548B#1D548B
  • Transparent 194674#194674
  • Transparent 14385C#14385C
  • Transparent 0F2A45#0F2A45
  • Transparent 0A1C2E#0A1C2E
  • Transparent 050E17#050E17

Bleu de France Color Patterns

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    Bleu de France Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bleu de France Plaid Pattern

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