HEX #2E2F8F / RGB (46, 47, 143)

What is Blue CMYK Color?

Blue CMYK (Hex code: 2E2F8F) Thumbnail

Blue in the CMYK color model has the values (100, 100, 0, 0) which means it has 100 of cyan and magenta and 0 of both yellow and black. The closest hex code of the color is #2E2F8F with RGB equivalent values (46, 47, 143). The CMYK system is the backbone of the color printing technology found in both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks – cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K).

Please understand that the hex code of the blue CMYK mentioned on this page is only an approximation. Hexadecimal and RGB color values are for screen and digital media while the CMYK model is used for printing and, therefore, the conversion of one to another is not perfect.

Blue CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#2E2F8F
RGB Values(46, 47, 143)
HSV/HSB Values(239°, 68%, 56%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#D1D070 [Chinese Green]
Closest Pantone®10249 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#8F8E2E [Old Moss Green]
Blue CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#4F4F4F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#393939
Weighted Average (Luma)#363636
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7A7A7A

Blue CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2E2F8F. Complementary color is 8F8E2E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Blue CMYK is Old Moss Green with the hex code #8F8E2E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2E2F8F color is offered by #8F8E2E. 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 (2E2F8F, 5E2E8F and 2E5F8F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Blue CMYK (#2E2F8F) are Blue-Magenta Violet (#5E2E8F) and B'dazzled Blue (#2E5F8F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Blue CMYK 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 (2E2F8F, 8F5E2E and 608F2E)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Blue CMYK (#2E2F8F) are #8F5E2E (Coconut) and #608F2E (Maximum 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.

Triadic color palette with (2E2F8F, 8F2E2F and 2F8F2E)

Triadic Palette

Blue CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8F2E2F (Burnt Umber) and #2F8F2E (Forest Green (Web)) along with #2E2F8F 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 (2E2F8F, 8F2E2F, 8F8E2E and 2E8F8E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Blue CMYK has four colors - #8F2E2F (Burnt Umber), #8F8E2E (Old Moss Green) and #2E8F8E (Celadon Green) in addition to the base color (#2E2F8F). 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 (2E2F8F, 8F2E60, 8F8E2E and 2E8F5E)

Square Palette

Blue CMYK square color palette has #8F2E60 (Boysenberry), #8F8E2E (Old Moss Green) and #2E8F5E (Sea 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

Blue CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Blue CMYK 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.

Blue CMYK Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - 2E2F8F

    Blue CMYK plaid pattern