HEX #0CBAA6 / RGB (12, 186, 166)

Blue-green paper flower

What is Blue-green Color?

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Blue-green has the hex code #0CBAA6. The equivalent RGB values are (12, 186, 166), which means it is composed of 3% red, 51% green and 46% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:94 M:0 Y:11 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Blue-green has a hue of 173°, 94% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Blue-green is a brilliant greenish blue color. It is not part of the web colors list and cannot be used on web pages by name. It can, however, be applied using HTMl and/or CSS via its RGB, HSB, CMYK or hexadecimal code.

Blue-green Color Codes

Hex Code#0CBAA6
RGB Values(12, 186, 166)
CMYK Values(94%, 0%, 11%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(173°, 94%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#00CC99
Inverse Color#F34559 [Desire]
Closest Pantone®326 C
Closest RAL5018 [Turquoise blue]
Complementary Color#BA0C20 [Cadmium Purple]
Blue-green Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#797979
Weighted Average (Most Common)#848484
Weighted Average (Luma)#949494
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C2C2C2

Blue-green Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 0CBAA6. Complementary color is BA0C20

Complementary Palette

The complement of Blue-green is Cadmium Purple with the hex code #BA0C20. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #0CBAA6 color is offered by #BA0C20. 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 (0CBAA6, 0C77BA and 0CBA4F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Blue-green (#0CBAA6) are Ocean Boat Blue (#0C77BA) and Green (Pantone) (#0CBA4F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Blue-green 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 (0CBAA6, BA0C77 and BA4F0C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Blue-green (#0CBAA6) are #BA0C77 (Medium Violet-Red) and #BA4F0C (Rust). 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 (0CBAA6, A60CBA and BAA60C)

Triadic Palette

Blue-green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A60CBA (Heliotrope Magenta) and #BAA60C (Gold Foil) along with #0CBAA6 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 (0CBAA6, A60CBA, BA0C20 and 20BA0C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Blue-green has four colors - #A60CBA (Heliotrope Magenta), #BA0C20 (Cadmium Purple) and #20BA0C (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) in addition to the base color (#0CBAA6). 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 (0CBAA6, 4F0CBA, BA0C20 and 77BA0C)

Square Palette

Blue-green square color palette has #4F0CBA (Interdimensional Blue), #BA0C20 (Cadmium Purple) and #77BA0C (Dark Lemon Lime). 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-green Color Rainbow Palette

Our Blue-green 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 Blue-green Color


  • Transparent 3DC8B8#3DC8B8
  • Transparent 55CFC1#55CFC1
  • Transparent 6DD6CA#6DD6CA
  • Transparent 86DDD3#86DDD3
  • Transparent 9EE3DB#9EE3DB
  • Transparent B6EAE4#B6EAE4
  • Transparent CEF1ED#CEF1ED
  • Transparent E7F8F6#E7F8F6


  • Transparent 23AE9E#23AE9E
  • Transparent 2FA99B#2FA99B
  • Transparent 3AA397#3AA397
  • Transparent 469D93#469D93
  • Transparent 52978F#52978F
  • Transparent 5D918B#5D918B
  • Transparent 698C88#698C88
  • Transparent 748684#748684


  • Transparent 0A9585#0A9585
  • Transparent 088274#088274
  • Transparent 077064#077064
  • Transparent 065D53#065D53
  • Transparent 054A42#054A42
  • Transparent 043832#043832
  • Transparent 022521#022521
  • Transparent 011311#011311

Blue-green Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue-green Plaid Pattern

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